China, and South Asia and Oceania were some of the regions that saw the largest increase in methane emissions, jumping to as much as 15 million tonnes between the 2000-06 average and 2017, a new report has found.
Won't firms use offsetting to avoid reducing their plastic use? Tom Peacock-Nazil, founder of ocean clean-up and plastic offsetting firm Seven Clean Seas, talks about how plastic offsetting is a crucial cog in a circular economy that does not exist yet.
Versatile, cheap, and useful, palm oil is the most widely used vegetable oil in the world. But it has also caused deforestation and community conflict in the tropical countries where it is cultivated. A better way is possible – Eco-Business explores the rise of sustainable palm oil.
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Lab-grown meat, otherwise known as clean meat, has been known to consume less energy and water, and emit significantly less greenhouse gases than regular meat. However, new research suggests that its environmental impact in the long run could be higher than that of livestock.
Of all the emissions reductions possible through 2030, buildings are by far the cheapest. Research from the World Resources Institute reveals that zero carbon building policies are already feasible in multiple markets and climates.
A growing number of people are now considering the once-unthinkable strategy of geoengineering our way out of the climate crisis. Proposed approaches vary widely, but all share a few key features: they are technologically uncertain, environmentally risky, and more likely to accelerate the climate crisis than to reverse it.
About four out of every five people impacted by sea-level rise by 2050 will live in East or Southeast Asia, creating an urgent need climate-smart solutions for cities. This year’s Innovate4Climate summit will look at the climate-smart solutions the region needs.