Concerns about widespread lapses in climate risk reporting found in company accounts

Over 70% of some of world’s biggest corporate emitters failed to disclose the effects of climate risk in 2020 financial statements. 80% of their auditors showed no evidence of assessing climate risk when reporting. The report is discussed in an article on the Carbon Tracker website.   Flying blind: The glaring absence of climate risks … Continue reading Concerns about widespread lapses in climate risk reporting found in company accounts

While the decarbonisation challenges for buildings are significant, so are the opportunities

There are four crucial trends driving zero carbon buildings: decarbonisation, electrification, efficiency and digitalisation. Efficient, zero carbon buildings take advantage of available, cost-effective technology to reduce emissions while increasing health, equity and economic prosperity in local communities, thus presenting many opportunities. Clay Nesler, Global Lead, Buildings and Energy at the World Resources Institute; Khee Poh … Continue reading While the decarbonisation challenges for buildings are significant, so are the opportunities

Reaction to IPCC report – “This is not “climate alarmism”. It is, as far as experts can ascertain, fact”

Keith Baker, Researcher in Fuel Poverty and Energy Policy, Built Environment Asset Management Centre at Glasgow Caledonian University explains in an article on The Conversation website that the world has consistently failed to agree and enact concrete actions in response to date, but the stark reality is that we need to focus on actions.   … Continue reading Reaction to IPCC report – “This is not “climate alarmism”. It is, as far as experts can ascertain, fact”

Making buildings greener — both in their construction and their running — could significantly affect the impact cities have on climate change

Cities are needing more buildings than ever. But buildings produce a third of global carbon emissions and the climate emergency demands a swift transition to green buildings. Energy-saving green tech and design can help a building run efficiently, but upfront emissions from construction must be considered too. Teh Shi Ning discusses the developments in Singapore … Continue reading Making buildings greener — both in their construction and their running — could significantly affect the impact cities have on climate change

EBRD advances first loan to support renovation of residential multi-apartment buildings in Lithuania

Addressing a core issue in the effort to improve the use of energy in Lithuania, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is lending €67.5 million to support an innovative scheme to scale up renovation of residential multi-apartment buildings – its largest direct investment in renovating privately owned buildings in the country, according to … Continue reading EBRD advances first loan to support renovation of residential multi-apartment buildings in Lithuania

Men’s spending on goods causes 16% more climate-heating emissions than women’s spending

Men’s spending on goods causes 16% more climate-heating emissions than women’s. The biggest difference was men’s spending for their cars. Damian Carrington discusses the differences from a study undertaken in Sweden.   Men cause more climate emissions than women, study finds Men’s spending on goods causes 16% more climate-heating emissions than women’s, despite the sum … Continue reading Men’s spending on goods causes 16% more climate-heating emissions than women’s spending

The future of EVs in China may look very different to the luxury Tesla cars currently attracting the most attention

Youlin Huang, Assistant Professor in Marketing and Innovation at Zhejiang Gongshang University, David Tyfield, Professor in Sustainable Transitions and Political Economy at Lancaster University, Didier Soopramanien, Reader in Marketing at Loughborough University and Lixian Qian, Associate Professor of Marketing & Innovation at Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University in an article on The Conversation website discuss the … Continue reading The future of EVs in China may look very different to the luxury Tesla cars currently attracting the most attention

Tourist visits to Australia’s vineyards comprise more than one-third of the industry’s total carbon footprint

The Australian wine industry has already been forced to adapt to the effects of climate change. If it fails to curb emissions associated with wine tourism, the industry is contributing to its own demise. Ya-Yen Sun, Senior Lecturer, The University of Queensland and Donald L. Drakeman, Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Notre Dame … Continue reading Tourist visits to Australia’s vineyards comprise more than one-third of the industry’s total carbon footprint

Space tourism and climate change

In order for international regulators to keep up with this nascent industry and control its pollution properly, scientists need a better understanding of the effect these billionaire astronauts will have on our planet’s atmosphere. Eloise Marais, Associate Profession in Physical Geography at University College London, discusses the environmental consequences in an article on The Conversation … Continue reading Space tourism and climate change

Recycled vegetable oil heats Scottish home

Since March a family in Scotland has been using recycled vegetable oil to heat their home.  The renewable liquid fuel is made from certified waste fats and oils and manufactured by a synthesised process with hydrogen to create the fuel. Sally Guyoncourt discusses latest developments in an article on the inews website.   Family become … Continue reading Recycled vegetable oil heats Scottish home