A South Korean public institution has announced it will back a controversial new coal project in Indonesia. The move is at odds with election promises made earlier this year, say experts. In Jakarta, activists took to the streets to protest the decision.
South Korea, the world's seventh-largest carbon emitter, is home to energy-intensive industries such as automotives and steel. Its ruling political party wants to end the nation's contribution to climate change.
From post-apocalyptic red skies in Indonesia to vast swathes of the Amazon gone up in smoke, 2019 spelled doomsday for some countries while others worked to prevent the world from spiraling further towards climate catastrophe.
Andrew Steer –
The Trump administration has started formally withdrawing the US from the Paris Agreement. But what gives me hope, is CEOs of Fortune 500 companies urging Congress to enact bipartisan climate legislation aligned with the Paris goals.
Georg Kell –
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.
Steve Zwick –
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.
One of the biggest questions for policymakers, investors, and ordinary citizens is whether the development and adoption of clean-energy technologies will take place slowly or rapidly. There is ample evidence to suggest that it will happen quickly, and that those beholden to fossil fuels will soon be throwing good money after bad.
For a rich country, Singapore is not doing nearly enough to tackle climate change, and has chosen to spend billions on adaptation rather than prevention. Here's what the city-state could and should do to rise to the climate crisis, writes Assaad Razzouk.
As a response to climate change, a carbon tax is immensely popular among economists from across the political spectrum, and it does have an important role to play. But it is far from sufficient, and putting a price on emissions won't work if it alienates lower- and middle-income voters.
Leo Hickman, Carbon Brief –
Before the Flood presents Oscar-winning actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio's three-year journey to every corner of the globe to document devastating climate change impacts, and what humanity must do to reverse it.
start2see and Build21c have undertaken a detailed analysis of all the significant greenhouse gas emission sources related to building (the structure of) a house. By breaking down emissions per material, …