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An energy revolution is possible - but only if leaders get imaginative about how to fund it
An energy revolution is possible - but only if leaders get imaginative about how to fund it

Limiting climate change will require an unprecedented global movement to make low-carbon technologies the norm...

By Michael Grubb 20 Jan 2022

Africa faces an uphill battle against western emissions to combat climate change
Africa faces an uphill battle against western emissions to combat climate change

COP26 concluded with 197 countries agreeing to the Glasgow climate pact, but opinions on the summit's success are polarised...

By Margaret Kadiri 18 Jan 2022

Technology has made buildings less climate-friendly: but we can look back in time for solutions
Technology has made buildings less climate-friendly: but we can look back in time for solutions

Lessons from ancient architecture can help us design buildings that provide comfort and convenience without costing the earth...

By Bashar Al Shawa 12 Jan 2022

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Outlook for global economy bleak, World Economic Forum warns

The global economy is expected to be 2.3 per cent smaller by 2024, than it would have been without the pandemic, the World Economic Forum, 17th Global Risk Report 2022, states...

Katja HamiltonBy Katja Hamilton 12 Jan 2022

Legacy energy infrastructure: The hidden threat to our climate
Legacy energy infrastructure: The hidden threat to our climate

It's easy to identify the biggest climate threats: coal and oil-fired power stations pouring emissions into the atmosphere, heavy industry smoking...

By Vladimir Milovanovic 9 Dec 2021

Electric cars alone won't save the planet. We'll need to design cities so people can walk and cycle safely
Electric cars alone won't save the planet. We'll need to design cities so people can walk and cycle safely

Electric cars are hailed as the best way to cut transport emissions, but it's an illusion to think we can reduce our environmental impact without changing the way we design and move about in cities...

By Timothy Welch 17 Nov 2021

We can't afford to just build greener. We must build less
We can't afford to just build greener. We must build less

As the built environment takes centre stage at COP26, the scale and urgency of the climate crisis and of the industry's responsibility to address...

By Johannes Novy 11 Nov 2021

Why tackling deforestation is so important for slowing climate change
Why tackling deforestation is so important for slowing climate change

Halting forest loss is a crucial milestone on the road to net zero...

By Tom Pugh 3 Nov 2021

We mapped every large solar plant on the planet using satellites and machine learning
We mapped every large solar plant on the planet using satellites and machine learning

An astonishing 82% decrease in the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy since 2010 has given the world a fighting chance to build a zero-emissions...

By Lucas Kruitwagen 2 Nov 2021

#COP26: With funds short, Africans weigh green energy switch and fossil fuel cash
#COP26: With funds short, Africans weigh green energy switch and fossil fuel cash

As crucial UN climate change negotiations got underway in Glasgow on Sunday, 31 October, many African nations - relatively tiny contributors to...

By Kim Harrisberg and Nita Bhalla 2 Nov 2021

Five climate change messages from the African continent
Five climate change messages from the African continent

Five aspects need attention if African governments are to be able to mitigate, adapt to and manage climate change in the coming critical decade...

By Nicholas Westcott 29 Oct 2021

Cities and climate change: why low-rise buildings are the future - not skyscrapers
Cities and climate change: why low-rise buildings are the future - not skyscrapers

More than half of the world's 7.8 billion people live in cities and urban areas. By 2050, an additional 2.5 billion will be living there...

By Ruth Saint and Francesco Pomponi 28 Oct 2021

Africa's glaciers to melt, millions of poor face drought, floods, UN says
Africa's glaciers to melt, millions of poor face drought, floods, UN says

Africa's eastern glaciers will vanish in two decades, 118 million poor people face immanent drought, floods or extreme heat, and climate change could...

By Tim Cocks 19 Oct 2021

Nobel prize: Why climate modellers deserved the physics award - they've been proved right again and again
Nobel prize: Why climate modellers deserved the physics award - they've been proved right again and again

This year's Nobel prize in physics has been split between Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi. While Parisi is a theoretical physicist, the other two are climate...

By Dr Pushp Raj Tiwari 18 Oct 2021



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