climate change Archive

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

The World Needs to Move Faster on Climate Change to Avoid Disaster

Extreme weather events and trends are becoming increasingly devastating and costly The Paris Agreement on climate change has provided hope but actions to meet its goals need to move faster The 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting is taking place on 23-26 January in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, under the theme Creating a Shared Future in a

U.S. delegation promotes fossil fuels at COP23, spits in the face of victims of climate change

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. government delegation at the United Nations climate talks in Bonn, Germany will hold an official event promoting fossil fuels on Monday, November 13. The presentation comes as Donald Trump wraps up his five-nation tour of Asia, where he has pushed a wide array of fossil fuel deals. Karen Orenstein, Deputy

Message to World Leaders in New York: Climate Change Our Biggest Fear, Say 31,000 Millennials

Ahead of the UN General Assembly, millennials worldwide say that climate change is their biggest concern, according to the Global Shapers Annual Survey 2017. Amid climate scepticism, 91% of respondents agree or strongly agree that science has proven that humans are responsible for climate change The World Economic Forum will convene its first summit dedicated to the

The Azure shades of Green

What does the World Environment Day mean to you? The question, in itself, may sound simple, but when it was posed to a wide cross-section of people, the answers were as baffling as they were callous. Members of the Azure team conducting the survey were naturally aghast by the sheer lack of awareness about the