The vision adopted in 2015 needs to be translated into action and results, beginning now
Last year in Paris, COP21 set ambitious targets for curbing climate change and achieving sustainable growth. How will the 2016 conference turn those promises into actions?
With a global consensus that man-made global warming presents a perilous threat to the planet, how do we go about curbing temperature rises and creating a zero-carbon global economy?
With the costs of generating renewable energy no longer prohibitive, what are the challenges for ramping up sustainable energy production?
As people around the world live increasingly urban lives, cities will be at the forefront of any long-term climate solution
How can energy strategies tackle climate change without compromising energy security?
Proponents of exponential technologies eulogise their ability to transform societies over the next 25 years. What is their potential to help tackle climate change?
Italian railway signalling specialist Ansaldo STS explains why championing the needs of society and the environment is central to the company’s business model
Earth’s natural carbon sinks – plants, soil, oceans and atmosphere – are facing major threats from climate change. What can we do to protect them and promote their efficacy?
Most measures to cut GHG emissions are complex and require compromise and investment. Switching to a vegan diet is an exception: easy to do and accessible to the individual
The Volkswagen emissions scandal revealed cynical fraud on a shocking scale. How was this allowed to happen, and what can be done to stop other industries from flouting environmental rules in pursuit of profit?
Governments alone can’t tackle climate change. As drivers of the world economy, companies must now embrace and champion climate-friendly practices in their day-to-day operations
Ensuring that countries deliver on their pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions calls for transparent and robust international accounting rules – and some deft negotiation
City Express Hotels reinforces its commitment to society through its sustainability programme
How effective are current international courts at protecting communities when human activity causes environmental damage? Is there a case for a new mechanism to ensure that climate commitments are upheld?
Despite laudable aims of helping the world’s poorest cope with climate change, the Green Climate Fund has no shortage of critics. What must it do to ensure that its good intentions translate into tangible outcomes?
Has the Paris Agreement breathed new life into cap-and-trade schemes, recently accused by some critics of being dead in the water?
What is the role of investors in implementing the Paris Agreement?
Green bonds are becoming an increasingly popular financial instrument for generating investment in environmentally sustainable projects. But are they always as green as they could, and should, be?
Deforestation and land degradation have hugely impacted the planet’s natural ability to remove atmospheric carbon dioxide. Projects to restore the balance are well underway, but quantifying their success is difficult, calling for a new multidisciplinary analytical approach
Climate change presents significant risks to assets that can be faced with sustainable index concepts
In the ongoing battle to protect the world’s most vulnerable communities from the devastating effects of climate change, risk management is a weapon that offers new hope
Demographic changes and climate change are squeezing the availability of many natural resources, heightening the imperative to improve the quality of governance
Climate change has potentially devastating implications for the availability of one of humankind’s most precious resources
What can be done to prevent the pressures of climate change leading to conflict?