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Africa must be at the heart of climate negotiations
Africa must be at the heart of climate negotiations

In 2020, countries were to come forward with plans for stronger emissions cuts to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement...

23 Nov 2020

Global food system emissions alone threaten warming beyond 1.5°C - but we can act now to stop it
Global food system emissions alone threaten warming beyond 1.5°C - but we can act now to stop it

Modern agriculture releases lots of different greenhouse gas emissions, each with complex effects on the global climate...

By John Lynch 9 Nov 2020

Climate change, migration and urbanisation: patterns in Sub-Saharan Africa
Climate change, migration and urbanisation: patterns in Sub-Saharan Africa

The link between climate change and migration has gained both academic and public interest in recent years...

By Roman Hoffmann 4 Nov 2020

Sustainable urbanisation the focus this World Cities Day
Sustainable urbanisation the focus this World Cities Day

Coined by the United Nations General Assembly, World Cities Day is celebrated annually on 31 October...

30 Oct 2020

L'Oréal announces winners of Beauty Tech for Good Challenge
L'Oréal announces winners of Beauty Tech for Good Challenge

The international competition recognises the most innovative startups supporting responsible, sustainable and inclusive beauty...

14 Oct 2020

Global forest sector: Providing solutions for pandemic recovery
Global forest sector: Providing solutions for pandemic recovery

In its statement released in Rome, Italy today, the Advisory Committee of Sustainable Forest-based Industries referenced the essential role that forestry and forest products have played during the pandemic - and how they can help drive much-needed economic recovery...

9 Oct 2020

FAO launches Green Cities Initiative to help transform agri-food systems
FAO launches Green Cities Initiative to help transform agri-food systems

Turning the recovery from Covid-19 into an opportunity for cities to become more sustainable, resilient, and provide access to healthy foods for all...

23 Sep 2020

Google and FAO launch new big data tool, Earth Map
Google and FAO launch new big data tool, Earth Map

Google and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has developed a new tool anyone, anywhere can access to obtain multidimensional maps and statistics showing key climate and environmental trends wherever they are...

17 Sep 2020

Sustainable cement: the simple switch that could massively cut global carbon emissions
Sustainable cement: the simple switch that could massively cut global carbon emissions

August 22 was Earth Overshoot Day, which marks the date when humanity's demand for ecological resources in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year...

By Brant Walkley 31 Aug 2020

Are young trees or old forests more important for slowing climate change?
Are young trees or old forests more important for slowing climate change?

The age of a forest can influence how effectively it offsets our emissions...

By Tom Pugh 31 Jul 2020

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Food giants appointing teams to focus on plant-based products

Food giants muscle in on booming alternative protein market, with dedicated teams to develop and sell plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy...

30 Jul 2020

C40 Cities launches Mayors Agenda for a Green and Just Recovery post-Covid-19
C40 Cities launches Mayors Agenda for a Green and Just Recovery post-Covid-19

C40 Cities has released its C40 Mayors Agenda for a Green and Just Recovery. The plan seeks to create a 'new normal', which will identify, contain and proactively prepare cities for future pandemics, while addressing systemic injustices and keeping global warming below the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Agreement.

23 Jul 2020

New partnership to fight impact of climate change in vulnerable communities
New partnership to fight impact of climate change in vulnerable communities

Accredited as an implementing partner, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will work with the Adaptation Fund on projects to help vulnerable countries fight the harmful effects of climate change...

6 Jul 2020

3 ways blockchain could get the world to act against the climate crisis
3 ways blockchain could get the world to act against the climate crisis

The world has failed to halt global warming. Four years after the signing of the Paris Agreement, most experts predict global warming will exceed the agreed thresholds...

By Bernhard Reinsberg 12 Jun 2020

Covid-19: World's response has slashed CO2 emissions - here's how to keep them down
Covid-19: World's response has slashed CO2 emissions - here's how to keep them down

How do you respond to a crisis? It's obvious that the response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been dramatically different to anything provoked by repeated scientific warnings about climate change...

By Simone Abram 24 Mar 2020

Why billionaire climate philanthropists will always be part of the problem
Why billionaire climate philanthropists will always be part of the problem

Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO and the richest man alive, recently made headlines after pledging to donate $10bn to a new "Bezos Earth Fund"...

By Heather Alberro 3 Mar 2020

Commonwealth secretary-general advocates for climate justice
Commonwealth secretary-general advocates for climate justice

Secretary-general Patricia Scotland said the Commonwealth advocates for changes in policies, modification of behaviour and curbs in pollution to reverse damage to our environment and ensure climate justice...

2 Mar 2020

Ethiopia's Green Legacy Initiative shortlisted for climate change award
Ethiopia's Green Legacy Initiative shortlisted for climate change award

Ethiopia's Green Legacy Initiative has been shortlisted for The Climate Coalition's Green Heart Hero Award...

28 Feb 2020

How heat can be used to store renewable energy
How heat can be used to store renewable energy

The effect that fossil fuels are having on the climate emergency is driving an international push to use low-carbon sources of energy...

By Antoine Koen and Pau Farres Antunez 27 Feb 2020

New report presses for radical rethink on child health
New report presses for radical rethink on child health

According to a new report released this week by a commission of over 40 child and adolescent health experts from around the world, no single country is adequately protecting children's health...

20 Feb 2020

4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020
4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020

All 16 finalists will each receive a trophy, a certificate and £1,000 to expand the scope of their projects...

19 Feb 2020

Major airlines say they're acting on climate change. Our research reveals how little they've achieved
Major airlines say they're acting on climate change. Our research reveals how little they've achieved

We analysed what the world's top 58 airlines - such as American Airlines, British Airways and Qantas - are doing about climate change. Even the best airlines are not doing anywhere near enough...

By Susanne Becken 17 Feb 2020

UN ruling could be a game-changer for climate refugees and climate action
UN ruling could be a game-changer for climate refugees and climate action

The recent ruling by the United Nations that governments cannot return people to countries where their lives might be threatened by climate change is a potential game-changer...

By Yvonne Su 29 Jan 2020

COP 25 speakers call for united front in tackling climate change in Africa
COP 25 speakers call for united front in tackling climate change in Africa

In the opening statement for Africa Day at the COP 25 climate meeting on Tuesday, 10 December, Yasmin Fouad, Egypt's minister of environmental affairs, on behalf of the African Union, said: "We have, and will continue to engage and to seek landing grounds on the outstanding issues. But we must flag our concern...

13 Dec 2019

The digital economy's environmental footprint is threatening the planet
The digital economy's environmental footprint is threatening the planet

Modern society has given significant attention to the promises of the digital economy over the past decade. But it has given little attention to its negative environmental footprint...

By Raynold Wonder Alorse 9 Dec 2019

To feed the world in 2050 we need to build the plants that evolution didn't
To feed the world in 2050 we need to build the plants that evolution didn't

Synthetic biology lets us explore places where evolution has never gone, to help meet humanity's food needs in a future shaped by climate change...

By Claudia Vickers 20 Nov 2019

Embracing disruptive innovation in the social development sector - a road map for 2020 and beyond
Embracing disruptive innovation in the social development sector - a road map for 2020 and beyond

Globally, the development sector stands on the edge of a precipice, says Reana Rossouw, founder and owner of Next Generation Consultants, a specialist management consultancy focused on impactful social innovation...

Issued by Next Generation 5 Nov 2019

#SACSCCongress: How green roofs can contribute to people, profit and planet
#SACSCCongress: How green roofs can contribute to people, profit and planet

Vacant rooftops across all major cities around the world are a dime a dozen. Their concrete surfaces aren't just a waste of space in a highly urbanised world, but also contribute to the heat island effect that afflicts these built-up areas. So why not farm on them?

Sindy PetersBy Sindy Peters 23 Oct 2019

Pushing for a green economy and clean energy in Africa
Pushing for a green economy and clean energy in Africa

Africa is grappling with myriad environmental and climate challenges, from drought to loss of biodiversity, cyclones and plastics pollution...

By Zipporah Musau 18 Oct 2019

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3 ways sustainability and reputation are closely linked

Where does the corporate world stand in the fight against global warming?

Chris BischoffBy Chris Bischoff 8 Oct 2019



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