Global action Is very far from what’s needed to avert climate chaos

New climate pledges submitted to the United Nations would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by less a fraction of what is needed, the UN announced. Fiona Harvey explains in an article on The Guardian website.   CO2 emissions: nations' pledges 'far away' from Paris target, says UN The first assessment of countries’ pledges to cut their … Continue reading Global action Is very far from what’s needed to avert climate chaos

The pledges countries made to reduce emissions as part of the 2015 Paris agreement are woefully inadequate

The commitments to meet our 2015 Paris agreement are simply not enough, according to a new study published this week. The study found that even if countries were to meet their existing pledges, the world has only about a 5 percent chance to limit the Earth’s warming to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius over preindustrial … Continue reading The pledges countries made to reduce emissions as part of the 2015 Paris agreement are woefully inadequate

Seaweed might be the new superfood for cows to tackle climate change

A few weeks ago EiD had a post on masks for cows. Now, Rochelle Baker writes on the National Observer website that seaweed may help stop cows from belching. What next?   Is Canadian seaweed the secret to taming belchy cows and tackling climate change? Canadian scientists are investigating whether regional seaweeds might be the … Continue reading Seaweed might be the new superfood for cows to tackle climate change

It will not be possible to meet climate goals without immediate and durable action on building fossil fuel use

Mark Silberg writes on the Rocky Mountain Institute website that the US has to change its attitude towards using fossil fuels in buildings if there is any  hope to meeting long-term climate goals. While this is about the US, no doubt this is equally true globally. What are your views?   Fossil Gas Has No … Continue reading It will not be possible to meet climate goals without immediate and durable action on building fossil fuel use

India to pioneer financing clean energy with “Green Window” initiative

In order to leverage limited government funds to attract private capital, the Indian government has announced a new financing approach.  Sameer Kwatra and Anjali Jaiswal together with Madhura Joshi and Poonam Sandhu explain the new developments in an article on the Natural Resources Defense Council Expert Blog website.   India Announces a “Green Window” to Catalyze … Continue reading India to pioneer financing clean energy with “Green Window” initiative

New EEA briefing on EU progress in developing national climate mitigation policies

EU Member States reported more than 400 new climate change mitigation policies between 2017 and 2019, according to data released this week by the European Environment Agency (EEA). EU Member States have now reported more than 1 900 climate actions, most of them targeting energy supply or energy consumption.   EU Member States add more … Continue reading New EEA briefing on EU progress in developing national climate mitigation policies

Latest update on climate finance for mitigation

The SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides the October update on climate finance for mitigation compiled by Beate Antonich.   Mitigation Finance Update: Finance Flows to Developing Country Cities Can Deliver Maximum Impact Mitigation finance in October reflects renewable energy as the continued dominant destination sector, with investments also … Continue reading Latest update on climate finance for mitigation

Latest update on climate finance for mitigation

The SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides the recent update on climate finance for mitigation compiled by Beate Antonich.   Mitigation Finance Update: Every Project Counts to Help Achieve SDGs 7, 13 The past month saw a number of initiatives relating to: economic transitions supported by renewable energy sources, … Continue reading Latest update on climate finance for mitigation

Learning lessons from trees and plants to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere

It sounds like an idea plucked from science fiction, but the reality is that trees and plants already do it. Laura Reiley explains in a good artlcle on the Washington Post website.   The new plan to remove a trillion tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere: Bury it. Last month, carbon dioxide levels in … Continue reading Learning lessons from trees and plants to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere

Latest update on energy finance for mitigation

The SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides the recent update on energy finance for mitigation compiled by Beate Antonich.   Mitigation Finance Update: Which Banks Take Climate Action Seriously? Story highlights: Brazil’s cement industry aims at reducing 35% of its emissions. Bank of America will mobilize USD 300 billion … Continue reading Latest update on energy finance for mitigation