Kim Yen White –
To solve land shortages, many Asian countries have encouraged "eco-burials" that involve the cremation process. But considering the environmental effects of cremation, the benefits may be short-term at best.
The Paris Agreement's target to cap global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius sounds good on paper, but implementation is difficult. Focusing on reducing emissions to zero would ensure greater accountability, says German Institute for International and Security Affairs' Oliver Geden.
To keep pace with global emission reductions targets, companies need to set science-based targets that reflect the specific carbon reduction plans for countries in which they operate, says Trucost account manager Brian Werner.
A new report by the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council shows that every dollar invested in reducing emissions in the building sector will offer twice the savings, while also creating jobs and improving the quality of life for people.