1.1 billion people around the world face immediate risks from lack of access to cooling, says a report from Sustainable Energy for All released at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development in New York City on Monday.
Cooling is crucial for a variety of often overlooked functions including safe 2050GDPHFCsRefrigerationSDGs Read More
Increasing the speed of global renewable energy adoption by at least a factor of six – critical to meeting energy-related emission reduction needs of the Paris Climate Agreement – can limit global temperature rise to two degrees, according to the latest edition of the International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) long-term 2050CO2EmissionsEnergyIRENARenewables Read More
Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are a cornerstone of the Paris Agreement on climate change. They set out the actions that countries plan to undertake to achieve the agreement’s objectives, focused on limiting the rise in average global temperatures to well below 2°C, ideally to 1.5 °C.
Renewable energy – increasingly recognised 2050IRENANDCsparis agreementRenewables Read More
Transitioning the world to 100 percent renewable electricity isn't just some environmentalist pipe dream—it's "feasible at every hour throughout the year" and is more cost-effective than the current system, which largely relies on fossil fuels and nuclear energy, a new study claims.
The research, compiled by Finland's Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and the Berlin-based nonprofit Energy Watch Group (EWG), was 2050energy transitionFossil FuelsRenewables Read More
Fresh on the heels of the rapid entry into force of the Paris Agreement on 4 November 2016, the first long-term strategies have been submitted by the United States and Mexico.
The United States has presented a pathway for emissions reductions of 80 percent or more below 2005 levels by 2050. 2050emission strategiesMexicoNDC'sparis agreementUnited States Read More
Studies suggest that regenerating soil by turning our backs on industrial farming holds the key to tackling climate change
It’s getting hot out there. Every one of the past 14 months has broken the global temperature record. Ice cover in the Arctic sea just hit a new low, at 525,000 square 1.5 degrees2050algaeclimate changeCO2fertilisersnet zeropesticides Read More
Secretary-General's Message for 2016
“Protect Earth. Restore land. Engage people”
Desertification, land degradation, drought and climate change are interconnected. As a result of land degradation and climate change, the severity and frequency of droughts have been increasing, along with floods and extreme temperatures. More than 50 per cent of agricultural land is 2050Ban Ki-Moonclimate changedroughtland degradationSDG'ssustainable agriculture Read More
Japan’s government signed off on a set of measures ranging from energy-saving steps to a broader use of hydrogen to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a bid to meet the country’s commitments made last year at the Paris climate meeting.
The cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to approve 2050climate changeG7hydrogenjapanJapanese Governmentmarukawaparis agreementshinzo abe Read More