A new report from Greenpeace contends that multinational consumer goods companies are addressing the global plastics crisis with 'false solutions' that harm the environment, such as the replacement of plastic straws with paper ones.
The low-lying island-state has opened a seed bank, boosted food security and is beefing up its drainage and infrastructure. But there’s more it can do to tackle the existential threat of climate change, experts say.
Yani Saloh –
Indigenous communities, like the Sungai Utik Dayak Iban Longhouse community in Indonesia, are guardians of the land on which they reside. Across the world, there is growing recognition of their work towards protecting the environment and mitigating climate change.
Pernille Jægerfelt Mouritsen and Michelle Gordon –
Asian cities are facing a deadly mix of droughts and flooding that is only getting worse with increasing populations, urbanisation and the climate crisis. Here's how three of them are tackling the challenge.
Global temperatures are expected increase by 2.5° Celsius by the end of the century despite considerable progress on energy efficiency and regulatory change. More enabling and supportive policy environments are needed to accelerate the renewable energy transition, writes Arabesque's Georg Kell.
Climate change is finally getting the media attention it deserves, and so is carbon offsetting. But what is carbon offsetting? How does it work? Can you trust it? Ecosystem Marketplace's Steve Steve Zwick offers some simple, concise answers.
Recently at the United Nations, Greta Thunberg berated world leaders for not doing enough to address the climate crisis. Will world leaders change their ways by the Glasgow climate conference next year? Frank Rijsberman of the Global Green Growth Institute shares his reflections on this year's UN Climate Summit.
Zafirah Zein –
We're screwed, claims a government parody ad, as politicians drag their heels on climate change. Taking a shot at the Australian government, the video exposes the absurdity of longstanding political inaction to address the climate crisis and puts out a not-so-subtle call for collective action.
Annika Mock –
Eminent speakers and thousands of attendees discussed strategies for a resource-efficient future at Ecosperity Week 2019. As they heard about the science of global warming, delegates were called upon to be part of the solution.
Ying Xuan Kong –
A campaign by the WWF Singapore has revealed that the average person consumes approximately 5g of plastic every week. The NGO is calling on governments and businesses around the world to forge a global treaty to tackle plastic pollution.