Central banks are waking up to climate change dangers. It’s about time    

The impact of climate change on the stability of individual financial institutions and the financial system in general is growing. It influences the types of activities that financial institutions will fund and the cost of finance. For example, the increased frequency and intensity of floods, storms and droughts is complicating the insurance industry’s ability to […]

‘Our existence is at stake’: Students on islands being swallowed by rising seas join global climate strike

As young people across planet march on cities to demand action, those in territories already suffering the dire impact of environmental catastrophe add their voices to calls for urgent action It is a South Pacific nation that is among those facing the most immediate existential threat from climate change. In the Solomon Islands, entire communities […]

Skanska : How buildings can be a solution to climate change

Skanska’s Rune Stene, the head of the Powerhouse collaboration that produces industry-leading ‘energy positive’ and Paris Agreement-aligned buildings, shares his perspectives on how the drive to cut energy use and carbon emissions is changing buildings and how those structures are produced. Rune Stene is redefining the relationship between buildings and energy. He’s the Managing Director […]

Global renewable energy initiative aims to bring a billion people in from the dark

Electricity could be delivered to more than a billion people currently living without it within a decade by linking up small-scale projects into a giant, environmentally-friendly network. According to a new global commission, advances in micro energy grids and renewable energy technologies could “dramatically accelerate change” and transform lives in rural areas of sub-Saharan African and south […]

climate change, poll finds, and about 1 in 4 are taking action

In a coastal town in Washington state, climate change has a high school junior worried about the floods that keep deluging his school. A 17-year-old from Texas says global warming scares him so much he can’t even think about it. But across the country, teens are channeling their anxieties into activism. “Fear,” said Maryland 16-year-old […]

Teen activist to lawmakers: Try harder on climate change

Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg offered a blunt message to Congress on Tuesday as she brought her campaign for urgent action on climate change to the U.S. Capitol. “I know you’re trying,” she told Democratic senators at an invitation-only forum, “but just not hard enough. Sorry.” Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey thanked the 16-year-old activist for her […]

Nationals MPs snub launch of farming group’s climate change report

Nationals MPs have snubbed a farmers’ group launching a major climate change report that warns the Australian agricultural sector faces “significant threats to viability” without a new national climate strategy. The report, launched by the Farmers for Climate Action group at Parliament House on Monday, warns that agricultural production will fall, farm profits will decline […]

SA power woes slow smart cities realisation

Eskom Head Office SMART cities are a reality in South Africa but the power supplies needs to be stable, an energy expert said. Barry Bredenkamp, General Manager Energy Efficiency for the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI), said this as he pledged the organisation’s readiness to provide interventions towards smart cities and advice at […]

Nestlé plans to reduce greenhouse gases across its supply chain

Nestlé has pledged to reach zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, a goal that requires many changes from the world’s biggest food producer and the farmers it works with. By helping protect its supply chain from extreme weather, Nestlé aims to protect its bottom line. It also signals to consumers who are increasingly concerned […]

Greenpeace activists hang from Houston bridge in protest ahead of Democratic debate

A group of environmental activists suspended themselves from a Houston bridge on Thursday to protest the use of fossil fuels ahead of the Democratic 2020 presidential debate. Twenty-two Greenpeace USA protesters climbed the Fred Hartman Bridge over the Houston Ship Channel, aiming to shut down the transport of oil and gas through the channel, the […]