The low-lying island-state has opened a seed bank, boosted food security and is beefing up its drainage and infrastructure. But there’s more it can do to tackle the existential threat of climate change, experts say.
Coming a day ahead of the 49th session of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the upcoming Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) in Kyoto, Japan will focus on how to achieve a climate-smart lifestyle.
Energy efficiency and responsible investment go hand-in-hand to lighten a city's environmental footprint and slow climate change. But consumers must bridge the gap between design and implementation, said experts at a recent forum in Singapore.
Hans Joachim Schellnhuber and Sandrine Dixson-Declève
and Hunter Lovins, Kate Raworth –
In addition to threatening millions of lives and the global economy, the Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated that human societies are capable of transforming themselves more or less overnight. In fact, there's no better time than now to usher in systemic economic change.
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 Robert Watson –
Permanent representatative of Nauru to the United Nations Ambassador Marlene Moses and former IPCC chair Robert Watson defend the international goal to limit global warming to below two degrees Celsius.
Satellite observations show that West Antarctica's ice has now entered a state of "unstoppable collapse". But it is still within our control to limit the degree of ice melt and sea level rise, says Anders Levermann.
Volker Blandow, head of e-mobility at TÜV SÜD AG, looks at e-mobility in Asia, questioning its viability while addressing the greatest challenges around the widespread adoption of electric powered vehicles.
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.
Jocelyn Timperley, Carbon Brief –
Patricia Espinosa is tasked to steer the international climate negotiations through the finer details of the Paris Agreement. What happens if the US renegades on its current commitment? Is Brexit a threat? Her answers on this video.
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.”
With 31 more countries submitting their instruments of ratification for the Paris climate pact last week, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is confident the Paris Agreement will have entered into force before his term concludes.
In early March 2014, China's important yearly political consultation began, followed by the annual parliamentary sessions, known as Lianghui. Timed to coincide with these sessions, this new briefing interprets outcomes …