Unless we make rapid and seismic changes across all global systems, the Paris targets risk being beyond our reach. We need coordinated action now, melding efforts on climate change with those in other critical areas such as biodiversity and food security
To reduce agricultural emissions, consider the humble plant
The level of ambition formulated by current climate policies as part of the Paris Climate process falls woefully short of what is required to put us on a 1.5°C or 2°C pathway. However, the technology exists and many of the societal transformations are already taking place. Rather than fatalism, we can scale up our ambition both inside and outside the Paris process
A decade on from its creation, how successful is the Green Climate Fund in translating finance from rich countries into climate action for the most vulnerable?
The Coronavirus crisis has taught us a number of lessons on how we should approach climate change
If the global ocean is to continue to support life as we know it while also mopping up much of our greenhouse gas emissions, governments must act now to ensure its long-term health
UNESCO describes coral reefs as ‘rainforests of the sea’. They are vital to the global ecosystem, supporting a quarter of all marine life while covering less than 0.1 per cent of the ocean floor
We must find an equitable pathway to net-zero emissions that curbs temperature rise without creating other problems for our planet
Climate ambition needs to be directed by clear, hard targets. The UK has embraced this by enshrining its net-zero emissions target in law
South Australia’s state capital Adelaide intends to be one of the world’s first carbon-neutral cities, an ambition built on several decades of sustainability focus
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is rising to the challenge that climate change presents to mobility
Science-based targets take companies beyond good intentions and towards concrete commitments to operate within a 2°C pathway. With early adopters showing the clear benefits for both business and planet, we must encourage rapid widespread take-up to reduce GHGs
Much of the technology to help cut GHG emissions already exists or is in research and development. How can we speed up its deployment?
Thinking must start now about the kind of sustainable economic recovery needed after the pandemic
Despite financial pledges and rhetoric on the importance of climate adaptation for vulnerable nations, the lack of tangible finance flows tells a different story. If the most at-risk communities are to adapt before it’s too late, we must unblock adaptation finance now
Championed as a carbon-neutral source of renewable energy, biomass enjoys regulatory and subsidy support in several countries. But are assumptions about its green credentials correct?
What kind of energy storage do we need to fight climate change with renewables?
Is incinerating waste to generate energy compatible with efforts to limit global temperature rise?