The latest IPCC report outlined the devastating impact of a 2ºC temperature rise – the Paris target that we’re set to miss spectacularly – against the somewhat less bad scenario of 1.5ºC. We are now in damage limitation mode, and the window for doing even that is closing fast
Women and girls bear the brunt of the impacts of climate change. Empowering women to fulfil their potential must therefore be at the heart of adaptation strategies
It is relatively straightforward for a company to cut its own emissions. But to achieve the 1.5°C target, firms will have to look at their whole value chain
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) demonstrates its commitment to mitigating climate change throughout its operations to fulfil Dubai’s energy and water needs. DEWA’s flagship plant, M-Station, epitomises this approach
2018 may go down as the year in which the world finally woke up to climate change. But will it also be when finance really started to become part of the solution?
Climate change poses a global threat that requires investors to be more engaged and proactive
A gap between needed and actual private investment in climate-friendly projects remains stubbornly wide. What can governments do to get more capital flowing?
We need to halve carbon dioxide emissions every decade between now and mid-century. Can we do it?
Countries are progressing too slowly on green growth. Economic and environmental policy priorities must be more closely aligned
The new IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C makes it starkly clear that the transition to renewables needs to accelerate
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has a clear roadmap to help combat climate change between now and 2050
After three decades of rapid growth in Asia, driven by cheap fossil fuels, sustainable options are the most promising for those still without access to energy
Progress must be made, locally and internationally, to create an environment where climate action and access to energy are congruent goals in least developed countries
We must change the way we produce and consume food if we are to protect the climate
Curbing global temperature rise will require removing more carbon from the atmosphere than we release into it. How can we harness natural ecosystems to help achieve this?
Transport keeps the wheels of our economy turning but is also a major source of emissions. What is the role of policy in creating a transport sector that is fit for a low-carbon economy?
Transport emissions are demonstrating stubborn growth. What are the alternative technologies to make mobility sustainable and universally available?
The Jeep® brand is expanding its range of electrified models to reduce carbon emissions and environmental impact
Climate action requires a new paradigm for infrastructure projects that embeds ecological as well as societal benefits
By 2050, two thirds of the world’s population will live in cities – they must become low or no-emission environments
The creation of a truly sustainable economy will require businesses and investors to become more attuned to the planet’s frailties and more responsive to public opinion
As countries review their nationally determined contributions ahead of the 2020 stocktake, what chance is there of meeting the 1.5°C target?
Trade-related mitigation policies can help tackle climate change. What role can the WTO framework play?
The Paris Agreement saw more than 90 countries reference plans to establish a carbon market or pricing mechanism. Are these schemes doing enough, and what can be done to make them more effective?
In an age with more climate data than ever before, how can we harness it to drive genuinely evidence-based climate action?
Can the courts force governments to act on climate change?
Children are the most vulnerable in every crisis, and climate change is no exception. But children deserve more than protection – they need tools to be the agents of change
In Viet Nam’s Mekong Delta, climate change effects such as saltwater intrusion are increasingly devastating crops and livelihoods. To help people adapt, we need innovative, collaborative action between communities, governments and agencies
With the right support, vulnerable communities can adapt to the escalating effects of climate change. We must do more – now – to help them
China’s efforts in curbing the march of the Gobi could show how the rest of the world might tackle desertification
There are many reasons why people continue to risk their lives in perilous journeys across the Mediterranean, despite the rising death toll. Environmental factors are significantly contributing to the crisis