Tagged with climate change

Dangerous potential consequences from climate change

Dangerous potential consequences from climate change

There have been many assessments of the negative aspects of climate change. Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster, provides an interview conducted by Irene Banos Ruiz with one of the authors of a study that assessed the links between climate change and organised crime.   ‘Climate change allows terrorists to thrive’ The German foreign office has … Continue reading

Addressing global water shortages

Addressing global water shortages

We are always looking at innovative ways to address climate change concerns. Chelsea Harvey writes in the Washington Post about a new water-capturing device that works even in some of the world’s driest places.   This device pulls drinking water straight out of the air — and it runs entirely on the sun’s energy A … Continue reading

Coping with heatwaves through better design

Coping with heatwaves through better design

This has been a particularly hot summer in Australia. This means that people turn to air conditioning to improve comfort and reduce heat-related stress. With the impact of changes in climate, the problem is going to get worse, not only in Australia but in many other regions of the globe. Lydia Hales writes in The … 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 February update on global developments in climate finance.   February 2017 Climate Finance Update: Focus on New Financing Tools During the month of February, a number of climate finance initiatives reported on new financing tools and approaches being piloted with an … Continue reading

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