Technology has made life in the tropics safer, healthier and more comfortable. But our addiction to polluting, energy-guzzling cooling is causing an environmental crisis. How can cooling become a hot topic for policymakers?
The language of environmentalists are boring and uninspiring. People cannot be bored into action, only excitement and inspiration can create action and change peoples behavior says Erik Solheim, executive director of UNEP.
Representing over $7 trillion, these major financial institutions have joined forces with the United Nations to develop analytical tools to strengthen disclosures on climate-related risks and opportunities.
Alicia Barcena Ibarra
and Stefano Manservisi, and Mario Pezzini –
In an era when the world is turning its back on multilateralism, an equitable and cooperative approach to globalisation is more necessary than ever. Here are 4 ideas for changing our approach to achieve this.
Georg Kell –
Defying sceptics, the UNEP Finance Initiative has created positive impact on a global scale. UN Global Compact founding director and Arabesque chairman Georg Kell looks at what the UNEP FI has achieved in a quarter of a century.
and Erik Solheim –
The Asia Pacific region spews out more chemicals and waste than any other region in the world. How can the region clean up its act and develop in a more sustainable and less toxic way? UNESCAP's Shamshad Akhtar and UNEP's Erik Solheim explain.
The recent rise in populism — as evidenced by the election of Donald Trump as US President and the triumph of Brexit — demands an “overdue reconfiguration” of the sustainability industry, says Volans’ John Elkington.
The emerging Fintech sector represents an exciting opportunity to kick-start sustainable development. But this new disruptor of the financial services industry should use its power wisely if it’s to maximise positive impact, says Corporate Citizenship's Emma Amadi.
Last year was the "best year ever" for green finance, but 2017 will be about turning national climate goals into investment pipelines. UNEP's Nick Robins outlines three practical steps to shift private capital to where it can benefit all of us.
Joydeep Gupta, The Third Pole –
Despite strenuous efforts by many rich governments, loss and damage due to climate change is evident everywhere; UN environment and climate bodies suggest some ways to deal with it.
If it's green, it's mostly clean, according to a new, comprehensive review of renewable energy sources released today by the International Resource Panel, hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme ...