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.
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.
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?
Electric vehicles (EVs) are an important part of meeting global goals on climate change. They feature prominently in mitigation pathways that limit warming to well-below 2C or 1.5C, which would be inline with the Paris Agreement’s targets.
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.
Energy storage deployments are growing, with markets opening across the globe. These markets are recognising the value of storing energy at one point in time and dispatching it later. This is especially true in markets where solar energy is increasingly part of the grid and, due to its intermittent nature, can be disruptive.
Last year was the first time since 2001 that growth in renewable power capacity failed to increase year on year.
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.
In the city of Bandung, in Indonesia, municipal leaders are administering acupuncture. But their patients are not human. The patient is the city itself.
The World Bank has unveiled a multi-million scheme to minimise the impacts from a global rush for mineral resources, expected as renewables surge to become a core part of the energy mix.
New findings from a major survey of 39 fund managers responsible for US$10.2 trillion of assets worldwide suggest oil companies will cease to be attractive investments unless they quickly adopt low carbon business models that support the United Nations sponsored Paris Agreement’s climate targets.
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.
A new global study on the effects of hydropower dams on conflict, poverty, economic growth, debt and environmental effects finds that beneficiaries are far away, while those who lived near the projects suffer the most.
Growing demand for electric vehicles is important to help cut transport emissions, but it will also lead to new mining. Without a careful approach, we could create new environmental damage while trying to solve an environmental problem.
According to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) the decade-long trend of strong growth in renewable energy capacity continued in 2018 with global additions of 171 gigawatts (GW ).
Ministers from poor and emerging economies call on donors to top up the Climate Investment Funds.
Energy efficiency and responsible investment go hand-in-hand to lighten a city’s environmental footprint and slow climate change. But consumers must bridge the gap between design and implementation, said experts at a recent forum in Singapore.
Growth in Asia, the US and a handful of European, South American and Middle Eastern states helped PV become the driving force of a renewable boom last year, according to the International Renewable Agency (IRENA).