Catastrophic rains, urban flooding and warmer temperatures are forecasted for Southeast Asia in the next few decades. Is the region prepared? Water experts suggest that reconnecting with nature is one key way to cope.
Everyone from global leaders to activists has criticised the US President's decision to withdraw the country from the Paris Agreement, undoing years of global climate negotiations and putting the planet's future at risk.
After UN negotiators meet in Bonn this week and next to move the Paris Agreement forward, the World Bank will host “Innovate4Climate”, a meeting designed to get money flowing towards the goals laid out in the global climate pact.
Three years away from deadline, the world's second-largest emitter has no plan yet for how to meet its 2020 climate target. Here's what the US, and fellow major emitters Russia and Japan, have been up to.
Francesco Pomponi –
In fighting climate change, much has been said about energy efficiency in buildings. What about the carbon emissions involved in constructing buildings in the first place, asks Francesco Pomponi.
and Eliza Northrop –
The Paris Agreement stipulates that countries must update their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)—commitments to reducing carbon emissions—regularly. Experts explain why this matters.
and David Waskow, Christina Chan –
Two years after the Paris Agreement was signed, countries will come together at COP 23 to monitor progress in confronting climate change. WRI researchers highlight four things to look out for during proceedings next week.
The world will gather at COP 23 in Bonn next month to hammer out the mechanics of achieving the Paris Agreement’s 1.5 degree goal. But the most important element at this year’s summit is one you may not have heard of, writes Melissa Low.
The goals of the Paris Agreement will be achieved if there is climate action at the ground level. Park Won-soon, the mayor of Seoul, shares how his city is not only catalysing action against climate change at home, but also abroad.
Dutch manufacturing company AkzoNobel and sustainability media firm Eco-Business held the inaugural Cities:Possibilities forum on 8 November 2016. Read this outcome report for highlights from this insightful dialogue.