A growing chorus of Asians firms are announcing carbon neutrality targets. While it's good publicity, some have yet to disclose how they plan to cut the carb—possibly because they don't know, or don't intend to. How can corporate Asia's net-zero declarations be held to account?
Cutting carbon emissions in developing world cities will be critical in the fight against climate change, according to a new study. Supplying buildings with cleaner energy, bolstering flood defences and expanding public transport can help.
Nancy Birdsall and Brian Webster –
Owing to years of grassroots mobilisation and the rise of renewables and low-carbon assets, financial markets are finally shifting gears to account for the inevitable decline of fossil fuels. But policymakers must heed the call for clear standards.
Nicholas Stern and Joseph E. Stiglitz –
US President Joe Biden's administration must put a high enough price on carbon pollution to encourage the scale and urgency of action needed to meet the commitments that it has made to Americans and the rest of the world. The future of the planet depends on it.
Gail Whiteman –
It is comforting to imagine the Arctic as a snowy faraway place, populated by reindeer and polar bears. In fact, it is a cornerstone of the climate system that keeps our weather stable, our communities habitable, and our economies prosperous.
We've just celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement. If governments want to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, they must address a fundamental issue: plans to expand oil and gas extraction.