In this increasingly complex world, there is no time to push climate action out into the future

Rachel Kyte, Dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University writes on The Conversation website about how things have evolved since COP26. Ms. Kyte should know. Prior to joining Fletcher, Kyte served as special representative of the UN secretary-general and chief executive officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL). She previously was the World Bank Group vice … Continue reading In this increasingly complex world, there is no time to push climate action out into the future

What African cities need to do to provide children protection from the impacts of the climate crisis

Rongedzayi Fambasayi, Doctoral Researcher: Faculty of Law, North-West University, South Africa, provides a strong argument why cities need to play a stronger role in protecting children from the effects of climate change in an article on The Conversation website.   African cities can do more to protect children from climate change Six in 10 people … Continue reading What African cities need to do to provide children protection from the impacts of the climate crisis

“At Cop27, it is incumbent upon all states and non-state actors to demonstrate a united world that faces climate change challenges through urgent, ambitious, and transformative agenda”

The latest IPCC report and Ukraine crisis show the urgency of phasing out fossil fuels, investing in renewables and developing sustainable agriculture. Mahmoud Mohieldin, the Egyptian UN Climate Change high-level champion and the UN special envoy on financing the 2030 sustainable development agenda writes on the Climate Change News website about some of his views … Continue reading “At Cop27, it is incumbent upon all states and non-state actors to demonstrate a united world that faces climate change challenges through urgent, ambitious, and transformative agenda”

Inequality is part of the answer as to why there is little action on climate change

Murray Leibbrandt, University of Cape Town and Anda David, Agence française de développement (AFD) argue in an article on The Conversation website that inequality is part of the answer as to why there is little action. Furthermore, reducing inequalities allows us to shift from the gridlock of only talking to the established elite. In turn, … Continue reading Inequality is part of the answer as to why there is little action on climate change

Maintaining liveability in future cities will depend on institutions that are able to recognise the needs and capacities of informal settlement dwellers

With a billion of the world’s most climate-vulnerable people living in informal settlements, we need to find ways to help them because the scale of the climate change challenge is such that communities can no longer deliver adaptation alone. Vanesa Castán Broto, Professor of Climate Urbanism at the University of Sheffield; Emmanuel Osuteye, Lecturer in … Continue reading Maintaining liveability in future cities will depend on institutions that are able to recognise the needs and capacities of informal settlement dwellers

The Australian government has won an appeal against a ruling that it has a duty of care to protect children from harm caused by climate change

Last year, eight teenagers and an 87-year-old nun convinced a court that the government had a legal duty to children when assessing fossil fuel projects. The decision was hailed as a world first, but it has been successfully challenged by the environment minister. The situation is discussed in a news item on the BBC News … Continue reading The Australian government has won an appeal against a ruling that it has a duty of care to protect children from harm caused by climate change

Climate activists take a new approach: sabotaging hundreds of SUVs

In an article on The Conversation website, Graeme Hayes, Reader in Political Sociology at Aston University and Oscar Berglund, Lecturer in International Public and Social Policy at the University of Bristol discuss the actions of activists in Britain to deflate the tyres of SUVs. What do you think about this type of activism? Will it … Continue reading Climate activists take a new approach: sabotaging hundreds of SUVs

New study highlighting “vast energy inequality” between rich and poor countries points to “climate hypocrisy”

A recent study found that each Briton produces 200 times the climate emissions of the average Congolese person, with people in the US producing 585 times as much. Yet, as recently as COP26, there was lots of hand-wringing by rich countries about the extent to which aid and other development finance should finance fossil fuels … Continue reading New study highlighting “vast energy inequality” between rich and poor countries points to “climate hypocrisy”

Five key elements to watch over the coming year as countries move forward on their climate promises

Rachel Kyte, Dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University writes on The Conversation website about what it will take to make commitments at the Glasgow climate talks achievable. What are your views?   After COP26, the hard work begins on making climate promises real: 5 things to watch in 2022 How much the world … Continue reading Five key elements to watch over the coming year as countries move forward on their climate promises

Coming to grips with climate justice

Sonja Klinsky, Associate Professor and Senior Global Futures Scientist at Arizona State University writes on The Conversation website about climate change being a justice issue. What are your views?   Climate change is a justice issue – these 6 charts show why Climate change has hit home around the world in 2021 with record heat waves, … Continue reading Coming to grips with climate justice