The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) will meet in London next week to set a concrete target to lower international shipping emissions in the next few decades. Could a decarbonised maritime industry be on the horizon?
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.
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The world must transition to cleaner energy without blowing the global carbon budget if we want to stay within 2 degrees Celsius of warming. What is renewable energy breeding and how will it help us achieve that?
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Climate finance has been central to the discussion about galvanising developing nations to take action on climate change. But are they ready to receive climate finance, asks ADB's Takako Morita.
Protecting and growing blue carbon ecosystem—such as mangroves, tidal marshes, and seagrass meadows—offers a way to fight climate change. How is the Philippines, an archipelago blessed with many mangrove forests, doing this?
Humanity only has three years left to safeguard the climate, but a lot more funding than what is currently available is required to build a low-carbon future. ADB's Ingrid van Wees suggests that local currency green bonds could be the answer.
A world powered by renewable energy will prize a very different set of resources than we do today. Which countries hold the key to unlocking wind and solar energy, and how will this shake up the world order? University of Swansea's Andrew Barron discusses.
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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.