Tagged with climate change

New report on benefits of ending fossil fuel subsidies

New report on benefits of ending fossil fuel subsidies

To ensure the low-carbon energy transition it is necessary to address the use of subsidies for fossil fuels. A new study by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Global Subsidies Initiative and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) provides a comprehensive assessment of the adverse impact of such subsidies.   Ending Fossil Fuel Production Subsidies … Continue reading

Stunning graphic of our climate history

Stunning graphic of our climate history

Brad Plumer introduces a delightful infographic on the evolution of our climate history since the last ice age on the vox.com website. It really provides an important message.   Send this comic to anyone who says “The climate has always changed” Randall Munroe, the author of the webcomic XKCD, has a habit of making wonderfully … Continue reading

The importance of long-term policies for sustainable energy

The importance of long-term policies for sustainable energy

These are anxious moments in America, when there are concerns that the new Administration may adversely change the policy framework designed to support sustainable energy. Lucas Davis provides an important article on The Conversation website about concerns over policy uncertainty.   Policy uncertainty discourages innovation and hurts the environment Large-scale changes are anticipated for U.S. … Continue reading

Canadians active in a global competition to create technology that converts CO2 into valuable products

Canadians active in a global competition to create technology that converts CO2 into valuable products

Many argue that innovation is key to us addressing the global climate challenge. Laura Kane from the Canadian Press writes on the Globe and Mail website about the activities of Canadian scientists to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in their participation in a global competition.   Canadian scientists turn carbon-dioxide emissions into useful products What if … Continue reading

Japanese youth show little interest in climate change

Japanese youth show little interest in climate change

The Japanese government is trying to change consumer behaviour but fewer young people are taking climate change seriously. Tatiana Schlossberg explains these developments in a recent New York Times article.   Japan Is Obsessed With Climate Change. Young People Don’t Get It At 12:30 p.m. on a recent Wednesday, the Ministry of the Environment offices … Continue reading

Latest update on climate finance

Latest update on climate finance

The SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides the November update on global developments in climate finance.   November 2016 Climate Finance Update: COP 22 Moves Climate Finance Agenda Forward COP 22 adopted seven decisions related to climate finance, including on long-term climate finance, guidance to the Green Climate Fund … Continue reading