The upside is that more people like the elderly, the blind and children, would be able to access easy and ideally safe transportation. The downside? Lower-emission options such as ride sharing and cycling might fall by the wayside.
Shobhakar Dhakal –
To meet the world's climate goals, we must seize the window of opportunity to build climate-smart infrastructure and reduce carbon emissions as cities in the Global South develop, says the Asian Institute of Technology's Shobhakar Dhakal.
Jane McAdam –
Natural disasters are on the rise due to climate change, displacing millions of people each year. A new international initiative is aiming to improve the way governments respond to such crises.
and Alex Lo –
A highly fragmented energy landscape means the government has less control over coal power plants than widely perceived, but central authorities are still making headway in reducing emissions and scaling back on coal power generation, say researchers.
A carbon tax on food could help nations meet emission reduction targets while improving nutrition and public health, say researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute. Red meat could be the first to be hit.
Achieving the Paris agreement's climate neutrality goal means preserving natural systems such as wetlands and forests, say UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa and Martha Rojas-Urrego, Secretary-General of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.
Large-scale, human-induced landscape fires in Indonesia have been making headlines since the early 1980s. The impact of these fires is noticeable at the domestic, regional and global spheres in the ...