What makes cooling such a hot topic when it comes to climate change? This year’s #Innovate4Climate summit will look at the problem and potential of sustainable cooling.
Among my circle of friends and colleagues, everyone is aware of the impact of human activities on climate change - the melting of arctic ice, the destruction of species - and the major causes of it, namely, coal burning for electricity and fossil fuels burning for transport.
According to new research just published sea levels could rise nearly twice as much as previously predicted by the end of this century, if carbon dioxide emissions continue unabated, an outcome that could devastate coastal communities around the globe.
More businesses are recognizing the reality of our changing climate. As of May, 553 companies collectively representing more than a $10 trillion market cap have committed to adopting emissions-reduction targets. These targets are in line with what the science says is necessary for preventing the worst impacts of climate change.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, concluding a week-long visit to the South Pacific, has called on the world’s decision-makers to make “enlightened” choices on climate action because “the whole planet” is at stake.
The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said construction of new coal-fired power plants should cease by next year and countries should introduce a price on carbon emissions in a bid to prevent “catastrophic” impacts from climate changes.
The country’s development banks can support its new manufacturing industries and respond to climate change, writes Helena Wright
As the world responds to the challenges of climate change, energy systems are evolving, and evolving fast. The past 10 years have seen the rise (and dramatic cost reduction) of renewable energy such as wind and solar, to the extent that they are no longer considered alternative energy. They have become mainstream energy sources. Now, what will be the “next big thing” as the world shifts to a low carbon future?
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, on a brief South Pacific tour in New Zealand, has warned the world was “not on track” to limiting global temperature rises.
According to a new study climate change presents a $4 trillion risk to the Australian economy.
It’s a sign of the times that even the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is exploring ways in which it can help address the climate crisis. Building on two new IMF papers released last week and Managing Director Christine Lagarde’s eight years of leadership, this mainstay of traditional economic thought is lending its voice and unique mandate to the cause of tackling climate change.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has said winning the race against climate change to keep the planet livable and on a healthy trajectory required action rooted in sustainable solutions aligned with the Paris Agreement and the UN-driven 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.
A new analysis warns that plans by oil and gas majors to spend US$4.9 trillion on fossil fuel exploration are “poles apart” from the goal of the United Nations sponsored Paris Agreement on climate change, which aims to limit global temperature rise.
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