The benefits of regenerative grazing

Regenerative grazing can store more carbon in soils in the form of roots and other plant tissues. Henry Fountain discusses how much it can really help the fight against climate change in an article on The New York Times website.   A Different Kind of Land Management: Let the Cows Stomp Adam Isaacs stood surrounded … Continue reading The benefits of regenerative grazing

Addressing climate change: “Wine and vine is like the canary in the coalmine”

Jacqui Goddard writes on The Times website about an interesting experiment that saw 12 bottles of red wine and 320 stems of merlot and cabernet sauvignon vines spend over a year on the International Space Station for a study that aims to adapt Earth’s agriculture to the challenges of climate change.   Wine aged in … Continue reading Addressing climate change: “Wine and vine is like the canary in the coalmine”

The Green Climate Fund is by design a learning institution

The Green Climate Fund, the biggest multilateral climate fund, is a good example of an institution whose built-in learning structures and accountability have allowed it to remain relevant. Archi Rastogi discusses what the fund can teach us about multilateral organisations. In an article on the Policy Options website.   What the Green Climate Fund can teach us … Continue reading The Green Climate Fund is by design a learning institution

Two new EEA reports on the need for action to improve adaptation nationally and locally

Despite the increasing awareness of climate change impacts and the need to adapt, many of Europe’s cities and towns are struggling to handle the impacts of heatwaves, severe droughts and destructive floods. Two European Environment Agency (EEA) reports published today stress the urgent need for action to improve adaptation and resilience at local and national … Continue reading Two new EEA reports on the need for action to improve adaptation nationally and locally

With heatwaves growing, UK advised that it must do more to protect infrastructure

Much of the UK’s infrastructure dates from the Victorian age, when the climate was less prone to such high temperatures and the risk of flash flooding. Since the privatisation of utilities in the 1980s and 1990s, the emphasis has been on keeping down costs to billpayers, rather than investing in better infrastructure. Now Britain’s buildings … Continue reading With heatwaves growing, UK advised that it must do more to protect infrastructure

Torrential rains have submerged at least a quarter of Bangladesh

Having been to Bangladesh for climate meetings and having worked with many Bangladeshi over the years, it is always painful to watch how the country has to cope with extremes that are not their doing. The country’s latest calamity illustrates a striking inequity of our time: The people least responsible for climate change are among … Continue reading Torrential rains have submerged at least a quarter of Bangladesh

Needing leadership for our global climate and energy challenges

This week, Nick Butler, the Financial Times energy columnist and visiting professor and chair of the Kings Policy Institute at Kings College London, raised an important issue this week about the need for a world institution for climate and energy. Here are some of the important points he raises: It’s time to provide detailed steps … Continue reading Needing leadership for our global climate and energy challenges

New Jersey will become the first state to require that builders take into account the impact of climate change

Builders will be forced to take climate change, including rising sea levels, into account to win government approval for projects. Tracey Tully explains in an article on the New York Times website.   With 130-Mile Coast, New Jersey Marks a First in Climate Change Fight New Jersey will become the first state to require that … Continue reading New Jersey will become the first state to require that builders take into account the impact of climate change

Rotterdam has a floating dairy farm that could help protect cities from food security risks associated with climate change

We are always interested in seeing innovative projects in our energy transition. It was a surprise to see this article by Lauren Comiteau on Canada’s CBC News website explaining about a floating dairy farm in the Netherlands. They call this a "transfarmation." What are your views?   World's 1st floating dairy farm could help cities … Continue reading Rotterdam has a floating dairy farm that could help protect cities from food security risks associated with climate change

Latest update on climate finance for adaptation

The SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides the October update on climate finance for adaptation compiled by Beate Antonich.   Adaptation Finance Update: Growing Need Calls for Additional Public and Private Funds October saw continued investment in rural communities as evidenced by financial support for a number of climate … Continue reading Latest update on climate finance for adaptation