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.
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Already a leader in solar and wind energy manufacturing, China is only set to assert a bigger presence in the green energy market in the years ahead. But the benefits will be paid out in more than dollars and cents, says University of Sheffield's Chris Pope.
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As we face up to the challenges of the coming year, how does the global landscape for sustainable development look? IIED director Andrew Norton offers his thoughts on the key debates and changes we may see during 2018, and what they might mean for IIED's work.
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European Climate Foundation chief and former French climate ambassador Laurence Tubiana calls for higher ambition from the global community in order to meet the goals and targets of the Paris Agreement.
The world has been whipsawed in less than two years. Only time will tell whether China will rise to fill the vacuum in climate leadership left by the United States, but here's what to watch out for, according to WRI experts.
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Patricia Espinosa is tasked to steer the international climate negotiations through the finer details of the Paris Agreement. What happens if the US renegades on its current commitment? Is Brexit a threat? Her answers on this video.
Together it stands, divided it falls. EU, through its environment ministers, had agreed to ratify the Paris Agreement through a process that would enable individual countries to send their instruments of ratification directly to the UN.
With 31 more countries submitting their instruments of ratification for the Paris climate pact last week, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is confident the Paris Agreement will have entered into force before his term concludes.
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.