Categorie
Climate Action

Biotech Innovation: The Low-Hanging Fruit They Missed in Glasgow (Val Giddings, ITIF)

Although verdicts vary, and some progress was clearly made, the climate change consensus emerging among scientists post-Glasgow is that the world continues on a path to exceed the threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius identified in Paris in 2015 to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. But there is a course, so far too much neglected, that could magnify the tangible progress against carbon emissions everyone wants: embracing biotechnology innovation.

Biotech Innovation: The Low-Hanging Fruit They Missed in Glasgow | ITIF

Categorie
Climate Action Ocean

Reeling in a Deal to Save the Ocean (Project-Syndicate)

The ocean covers more than 70% of our planet’s surface, produces half of the oxygen we breathe, feeds billions of people, and provides hundreds of millions of jobs. It also plays a major role in mitigating climate change: over 80% of the global carbon cycle passes through the ocean. But this precious natural resource is not invincible. Despite all the benefits it affords us, the ocean today faces unprecedented man-made crises that threaten its health and its ability to sustain life on Earth.

Reeling in a Deal to Save the Ocean by Helen Clark, et al – Project Syndicate (project-syndicate.org)

Categorie
China Climate Action

China Is Holding the Planet Hostage (Chris Patten, Project-Syndicate)

The verbal emissions at the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow were understandably extensive but fortunately less environmentally damaging than the energy path on which the world remains set. Governments reached a fragile agreement that still just about keeps in play the 2015 Paris climate agreement’s main target of limiting global warming to 1.5° Celsius above pre-industrial levels. But unless countries do a great deal more, and quickly, the actual temperature rise is likely to be at least a full degree higher.

China Is Holding the Planet Hostage by Chris Patten – Project Syndicate (project-syndicate.org)

Categorie
Climate Action

How to ensure the COP26 forest declaration is a success (Alison Hoare, Chatham House)

The Glasgow conference saw a plethora of announcements on forests with the most high-profile being the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use, signed by 133 world leaders who committed to work to halt forest loss and land degradation.

How to ensure the COP26 forest declaration is a success | Chatham House – International Affairs Think Tank

Categorie
Climate Action

Green Business After COP26 (Johan Rockström, Tobias Raffel, Project-Syndicate)

What is next on the global climate agenda? This year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow certainly did not fail, but nor was it much of a success. While world leaders entered into some promising new agreements on targets, global greenhouse-gas emissions so far are not being reduced at the pace we need. And while some countries’ climate pledges have been strengthened, the lack of concrete measures for achieving them is a real worry. We still see a yawning policy gap.

Green Business After COP26 by Johan Rockström & Tobias Raffel – Project Syndicate (project-syndicate.org)

Categorie
Climate Action

Big climate change job awaits WTO – if it can step up (Mark John, Reuters)

From laying down the law on fossil fuel subsidies to promoting low-carbon supply chains, there is no shortage of ways in which the World Trade Organization could be at the forefront of the global fight against climate change.

Analysis: Big climate change job awaits WTO – if it can step up | Reuters

Categorie
Climate Action

Can we litigate our way out of a climate catastrophe? (John Letzing, WEF)

  • A growing number of lawsuits are targeting climate inaction.
  • ‘Systemic’ cases have fundamentally challenged government inertia.
  • Some victories have been notched in the form of orders for stronger commitments.

Can climate litigation help prevent a global catastrophe? | World Economic Forum (weforum.org)

Categorie
Climate Action

Missing from COP26: Lifestyle choices of middle-class and rich consumers (Homi Kharas, Brookings)

Negotiations at COP26 focused on green technology and finance. Governments pledged money, businesses committed to net-zero production, and ordinary citizens … did nothing! Individual activists made a lot of noise, but there was no systematic effort to organize the change in consumption patterns needed to reach our shared goal of keeping climate warming to less than 1.5 degrees Celsius. The Chichester Festival Theater organized a crowd of eco-activists to spell out “commit,” and to pledge to reduce food waste and the like, but the lifestyle and behavior changes of individuals, especially middle-class and rich consumers, received far less attention than warranted. The richest 10 percent of consumers account for 44 percent of consumption-related carbon emissions.

Missing from COP26: Lifestyle choices of middle-class and rich consumers (brookings.edu)

Categorie
Climate Action

After Cop26, countries must turn climate promises into action on global shipping (David Kabua, Climate Home News)

Last week all eyes were on Cop26, the global climate conference in Glasgow, and rightly so.

After Cop26, countries must turn climate promises into action on global shipping (climatechangenews.com)

Page 1 of 12
1 2 3 12