Should the World Bank Group be held accountable when financial institutions it supports invest in projects that threaten forests and communities? Activists who traced the Group's links to projects like the Rampal coal power station say "Yes."
A study published last month in the journal Scientific Reports explores the potential economic impacts of climate change as it affects the amount and composition of fish in marine fisheries and leads to decreased catches.
Anne Guerry –
The natural capital concept is not a sell-out. It’s a way to shine light on, and cultivate appreciation for, the invisible benefits of nature, says Anne Guerry from The Natural Capital Project.
and Daniel Nyberg –
Most businesses construct climate risk solely through the lens of profitability and market opportunity. But this is too narrow an interpretation of the concept for meaningful change, say academics Christopher Wright and Daniel Nyberg.
Tony Wong –
By ditching traditional ideas of infrastructure development and implementing more integrative and place-based approaches, developing cities can become sustainable and resilient, says Tony Wong from the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities.
If we are to have any chance of meeting our climate targets, we need to take strong action now to reduce emissions drastically – action that goes beyond the Paris agreement., says Danish writer Bo Lidegaard.
International leaders have just agreed to the phasing out of hydrofluorocarbons, potent greenhouse gases used as refrigerants and propellants. Ian Rae from the University of Melbourne outlines how this will happen, and what could come after.
Having an ineffective but legally binding agreement against wildlife trade is preferable to having none; but the outdated CITES must be replaced in order to offer true protection for wildlife. Ocean Recovery Alliance’s Doug Woodring talks about the need for a CITES Version 2.0.