The globally averaged temperature in 2016 was about 1.1 degree Celsius higher than the pre-industrial period -- causing extreme weather events like sea rise and floods that disrupted livelihoods and displaced millions.
Ahead of the World Economic Forum being held in Davos this week, consumer goods giant Unilever has announced that all of the plastic packaging used in its products will be 100 per cent reusable, recyclable, and compostable by 2025.
Singapore is getting larger, but the sand mining that aids its growth often wreaks havoc on rivers, deltas, and marine ecosystems in Cambodia, alleged a Cambodian non-profit that is leading a possible lawsuit against the city-sate.
Oceans are a critical ally to fighting climate change and supporting sustainable livelihoods, and we must do more to safeguard them, say Swedish international development minister Isabella Lovin, Global Ocean Commission co-chair Trevor Manuel and Fiji foreign affairs minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola.
Plastic is increasingly seen as the 'workhorse material' of the modern economy, but its wasteful use is linked to environmental problems and economic losses. Dame Ellen MacArthur, founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation rethinks how we use the ubiquitous material.