With just a month to go to the 2019 United Nations climate talks, protests over economic inequality and high living costs have forced Chile to withdraw as host country. If governments want to fight climate change and avoid social unrest, tackling inequality must be part of the equation, say observers.
Angela Valenzuela and Luisa Naubauer Greta Thunberg –
After more than a year of grim scientific projections and growing activism, world leaders and the public alike are increasingly recognising the severity and urgency of the climate crisis. And yet nothing has been done.
Stefan Andreasson –
International oil companies have been the main target of the global divestment movement. National oil companies on the other hand, are often spared, even though they have a higher carbon footprint on average.
O.P. Agarwal –
Each year after Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, air quality in India's capital city plummets. However, experts say the air in Delhi is bad the rest of the year, and fares poorly compared to other cities of its size.
The only realistic solution to the climate crisis is to replace fossil-fuel-based energy with renewables quickly and cost-effectively enough to keep the engines of economic growth running. A global carbon market would do just that.
Photos of littered beaches and whales ingesting plastic bags have focused media and political attention on the problem of plastic waste. But the plastic crisis is not just about what ends up in the ocean; it is about whether we are capable of achieving a sustainable existence on this planet.
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.
Zafirah Zein –
In the video, environmental law group ClientEarth compares the oil and gas giant's advertisements on its low-carbon investments to a burger chain claiming that they’re vegan because they’ve got salad on the menu.
Micah Castelo, Mongabay.com –
The Philippine government has begun the process of relocating more than 200,000 families living along waterways to restore Manila Bay, the main body of water in the capital.
Hannah Alcoseba Fernandez –
Nine months after she was appointed to lead Malaysia's environment ministry, Yeo Bee Yin spoke to Eco-Business about gender equality, plastic pollution and boosting the country's green industry.
Brazil's financial sector is dependent on natural capital to support economic growth and ensure future returns for investors. Nature's assets are abundant in Brazil, from its farmland, forests and energy ...
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, ...