Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom have been able to stem the tide of plastic at home, found a study by a UK-based packaging retailer. But have their waste exports to developing countries skewed the picture?
There will be 43 per cent more solar output by 2040, partly due to new analysis showing that solar power is 20 to 50 per cent cheaper than thought, found the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook 2020.
Matthias Diemer –
Although 2020 will not mark the end of deforestation for palm oil, not all hope is lost. Most supply chain actors are undertaking genuine efforts, but until those bear fruit, green groups need to maintain their watchdog function.
Francisca Tondreau –
Instead of delaying updates to nationally determined climate targets while Covid-19 continues, governments should consider how these targets could be used to leverage the economic contribution of nature-based solutions.
Yamide Dagnet and Joel Jaeger –
While the amount of climate-friendly stimulus spending leaves much to be desired, some countries are making strides toward greening their economic recovery. How can countries expand their green recovery efforts?
To build a better world, every action counts. When it comes to ending the Covid-19 pandemic, those actions must include a broad global commitment to ensuring that all people—including refugees—are protected.
Just as unbridled climate change will seriously harm the economy and its workers, so will failure to improve human-capital management and safeguard workers’ wellbeing. Both climate action and social protections must be embedded in Covid-19 recovery strategies.
The shift to sustainable energy gives societies a chance to tackle systemic gender discrimination. Fortunately, governments, firms, universities, and NGOs increasingly recognise the need to make the green transition more diverse and inclusive.
More than 200 climate science and policy researchers, economists and social scientists have descended this week on Keble College in Oxford for a two-day conference entitled “1.5 degrees: Meeting the challenges of the Paris Agreement.”