Modernisation of Energy Charter Treaty seen as “a real threat” to the landmark Paris climate agreement

The members of the Energy Charter Treaty on Friday struck a deal to “modernise” the energy charter treaty. The 1994 agreement allows investors to sue governments for changes in energy policy that harm their profits. The compromise agreement, which was largely designed by the EU, reduces the protection afforded to companies that have invested in … Continue reading Modernisation of Energy Charter Treaty seen as “a real threat” to the landmark Paris climate agreement

Factors like social and economic instability caused by extreme weather events drive gender-based violence

Vishwam Sankaran writes on The Independent website about recent research that found that the climate crisis is driving economic instability, food insecurity, mental stress, while also disrupting infrastructure and exacerbating gender inequality. What are your views?   Climate crisis may lead to more violence towards women, girls, gender and sexual minorities, study warns Extreme weather … Continue reading Factors like social and economic instability caused by extreme weather events drive gender-based violence

The world’s most climate vulnerable countries want rich, high-emission nations to pay for climate damages

The UN climate change conference now underway in Bonn, Germany has been a war of words in terms of who pays for climate disasters. This follows similar concerns raised at COP26 in Glasgow last year. Stuart Braun discusses latest developments in an article on the Deutsche Welle website.   Climate vulnerable nations demand compensation for … Continue reading The world’s most climate vulnerable countries want rich, high-emission nations to pay for climate damages

There is a need to cut emissions of methane and other climate pollutants: focusing soley on reducing fossil fuel emissions is not enough

Scientists warn we need to cut our emissions of short-lived climate pollutants. Maryam Zakir-Hussain discusses in an article on The Independent website.   Slashing CO2 emissions isn't enough to prevent climate catastrophe, study warns Reducing carbon dioxide emissions is not enough to prevent devastating effects of global warming, a new study warns. But cutting the … Continue reading There is a need to cut emissions of methane and other climate pollutants: focusing soley on reducing fossil fuel emissions is not enough

No matter if your concern is financial, environmental or health-related, there are plenty of reasons to worry about the plastics industry

Declining market share and increased governmental and public pressure should sway the plastics industry toward more sustainable practices, a recent report says. Ethan Freedman discusses in an article on The Independent website.   ‘This industry is an environmental disaster’: Experts warn EU plastics industry to evolve - or die Declining market share and increased regulation are threatening … Continue reading No matter if your concern is financial, environmental or health-related, there are plenty of reasons to worry about the plastics industry

Finance, whether green or otherwise labeled, will not come to the rescue of the planet

'Le Monde' journalist Eric Albert explains how the global head of responsible investing at HSBC bank dared to voice what most financiers are thinking: that climate change does not affect finance.   Green finance will not save the planet Stuart Kirk jolted everyone in the room awake. At a May 20 conference hosted by the … Continue reading Finance, whether green or otherwise labeled, will not come to the rescue of the planet

Tarsands in Canada have found novel way to export some carbon emissions but still not on path to net zero

Fossil fuel companies have largely made commitments to become net zero for some time in the future. No one said it would be easy but it is absolutely essential as we realise we need to fully decarbonise to meet our long-term climate and energy objectives. Emily Chung writes on the CBC News website about how … Continue reading Tarsands in Canada have found novel way to export some carbon emissions but still not on path to net zero

Without adequate funding, meeting Britain’s net zero target is doomed

In an article on The Conversation website, Keith Baker, Researcher in Fuel Poverty and Energy Policy, Built Environment Asset Management (BEAM) Centre at Glasgow Caledonian University argues why the UK government needs to come up with a clear funding plan if long-term climate and energy objectives are to be met. This is not just a … Continue reading Without adequate funding, meeting Britain’s net zero target is doomed

To beat the climate crisis and mitigate its impacts, we need to unleash the power of digitalisation

Pekka Lundmark, President and Chief Executive Officer at Nokia provided this article at the World Energy Forum, currently underway. There are important messages on the role of digitalisation.   Why digitalization is our best shot at saving the planet To beat the climate crisis and mitigate its impacts, we need to unleash the power of … Continue reading To beat the climate crisis and mitigate its impacts, we need to unleash the power of digitalisation

Public inaction is driving some climate scientists to engage in civil disobedience

Frustration, rage, terror, desperation: After decades of being ignored, scientists are resorting to more radical action to communicate the dire urgency of the climate crisis. Casey Quackenbush discusses the frustration in an article on the Washington Post website. What are your views?   The climate scientists are not alright As Rose Abramoff chained herself to … Continue reading Public inaction is driving some climate scientists to engage in civil disobedience