Latest carbon pricing and markets update

Latest carbon pricing and markets update

The SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides the recent update on carbon pricing and markets compiled by Leila Mead.   Carbon Pricing and Markets Update: Initiatives Promote Carbon Pricing Approaches in Southern and Eastern Africa Carbon pricing measures, which play a critical role in climate action, can both stimulate … Continue reading

Not only can renewable energy lower carbon emissions but it can potentially eliminate one of the primary causes of conflict between nations

Not only can renewable energy lower carbon emissions but it can potentially eliminate one of the primary causes of conflict between nations

Wars have been fought over oil and the recent attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia could lead to more conflict. Steve Hanley argues on the Clean Technica website that the transition to an economy based on renewable energy could lower those concerns. While it is not stated, one imagines that renewable energy deployment needs … Continue reading

Brexit fallout: When Britain leaves the European emissions trading scheme, the proposed new tax could make a mockery to the country’s claim to be a world leader against climate change

Brexit fallout: When Britain leaves the European emissions trading scheme, the proposed new tax could make a mockery to the country’s claim to be a world leader against climate change

Andrew Warren, in his September column to Energy in Buildings & Industry, discusses the planned new tax to replace Britain being in the European emissions trading scheme.   Why this new tax could increase emissions All UK companies are almost certain shortly to cease participating in the European emissions trading scheme (EU:ETS). Should no formal … Continue reading

Latest update on climate finance for adaptation

Latest update on climate finance for adaptation

The SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides the recent update on climate finance for adaptation compiled by Leila Mead.   Adaptation Finance Update: GCF Board Approves USD 267 Million in Projects, World Bank Supports Climate Resilience of Maritime Operations in SIDS Millions of dollars are being poured into adaptation … Continue reading

One of Italy’s most valuable luxury brands showing that the fashion industry is taking climate crisis seriously

One of Italy’s most valuable luxury brands showing that the fashion industry is taking climate crisis seriously

It is good to see segments of the corporate world showing leadership in addressing climate and energy concerns. The fashion industry has gained much attention in its unsustainable practices.  Scarlett Conlon writes in The Guardian about the plans that Gucci has to address those concerns.   Gucci goes carbon neutral in attempt to tackle climate … Continue reading