With the global population set to balloon to 10 billion people by 2050, scientists are calling for mankind to set aside sufficient amounts of ecosystems on land and at sea to ensure the survival of the many other species.
Climate change is causing more frequent and severe flooding, droughts, storms and heatwaves as average global temperatures rise to new records. Here's how businesses are responding to these challenges.
and Carlos Manuel Rodriguez –
The IPCC's latest report is a frightening glimpse into a world that's 1.5 degrees Celsius warmer. But it's not time to give up, and Costa Rica is an example of how quickly we can turn the situation around if there is political willpower.
and Hongjoo Hahm –
Overhauling wasteful manufacturing and consumption to achieve a circular economy would benefit the climate, people, and businesses, write UNIDO’s Li Yong and UNESCAP’s Hongjoo Hahm.
and Nathalie Butt –
If online searches are a window into the questions that are playing on society’s collective mind, what does Google say about how concerned Australians are about climate change?
There is no way to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius if countries, businesses and civil societies don't scale up their climate ambitions and climate action, warns Patricia Espinosa and Anne Hidalgo.
Ping Manongdo –
At the Eco Action Day event in Singapore last month, youth participants and industry veterans alike agreed that the circular economy isn’t only good for the environment, but is also a practical and profitable idea.
Ping Manongdo –
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were created to end poverty, inequality, and environmental destruction and to chart a new path towards sustainability. For businesses, it comes with a promise of long-term profitability, too.
At a high level event seeking to reinvigorate the political momentum on climate change, senior UN officials say climate change is an unprecedented and growing threat, but it also comes with a massive opportunity that should not be missed.