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UAE Takes Lead on Tackling Climate Change and Environmental Crises in the Middle East

United Arab Emirates targets 50% clean energy by 2050, as renewables become as cheap as natural gas; commits $1 million to circular economy initiative of World Economic Forum 60% of EBRD’s investments in the Middle East are in green projects; EBRD green investments to date total $30 billion, cutting 100 million tonnes of carbon emissions

Can we address climate change without sacrificing water quality?

Washington, DC—Strategies for limiting climate change must take into account their potential impact on water quality through nutrient overload, according to a new study from Carnegie’s Eva Sinha and Anna Michalak published by Nature Communications. Some efforts at reducing carbon emissions could actually increase the risk of water quality impairments, they found. Rainfall and other

New Report Traces Hidden Connection between Food Loss, Hunger, Consumer Demand and Climate Change

By 2030, new emerging traceability technologies like IoT sensors, blockchain and food-sensing technologies could reduce food loss by 85 million tons according to new research. The report investigates the role of disruptive technology applications that can effectively help trace inefficiencies in food value chains. The new report supports the Innovation with a Purpose Platform, which

Business Urges Governments to Step Up Fight Against Climate Change

Geneva, Switzerland, 29 November 2018 – Heads of 50 major global businesses representing more than $1.5 trillion in total revenue today publish an open letter to world government leaders urging greater collaboration to accelerate outcomes in the race against climate change. Leaders from the Forum’s Alliance of Climate Action CEOs are committed to using their

Paris, We Have a Problem: World’s Largest Economies Not Getting Policy Mix Right to Avoid Worst of Climate Change, IHS Markit Says

Carbon-pricing mechanisms, including carbon taxes and emission trading systems, are falling well short of levels needed to achieve low-emission targets HOUSTON (September 24, 2018) – Despite potentially game-changing shifts in energy use and supply patterns during the coming decades, the world may not be able to reach a sufficiently low emissions pathway by 2050 to

100 Coalitions Raise Ambition for Climate Change and Sustainable Development Goals at Impact Summit

The World Economic Forum, the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation, will host its annual action-oriented Sustainable Development Impact Summit in New York on 24-25 September. The Summit, a unique platform, will connect and advance over 100 world-leading coalitions to raise ambition and turn commitments into action on climate change and sustainable development It demonstrates the

Nature4Climate Statement on Study in Nature Climate Change on Food Security

“Efforts to tackle climate change do not have to work at cross-purposes with the need to feed a growing world population. Natural climate solutions, which are urgently required to provide a third of the world’s climate solution by 2030, can work in harmony with sectors like agriculture and forestry. Take reforestation of degraded and unused

AUS fights back on climate change

Experts to collaborate on future green projects   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 June 2018 – Following two years of research and development collaboration, Dubai Carbon and American University of Sharjah (AUS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to embark on a collaborative programme, working across water balance studies for irrigation and peer reviewed research

African Development Bank takes landmark lead on formation of Africa Financial Alliance for Climate Change

Busan, Korea, May 25, 2018 – Scientific evidence shows that African economies are already reeling from the devastating effects of climate change, further exacerbating their development challenges. Of the 10 countries in the world that are most threatened by climate change, seven are in Africa. Cognizant of this situation, the African Development Bank led the way to what may turn

Global Energy Transition Must Accelerate to Thwart Climate Change

The World Economic Forum launched today the Fostering Effective Energy Transition report, which ranks 114 countries on how well they are able to balance energy security and access with environmental sustainability and affordability The report finds that worldwide progress towards environmental sustainability has stalled, while energy prices have risen in real terms in more than