Climate emissions from tropical forest damage ‘underestimated by a factor of six’

Greenhouse gas emissions caused by damage to tropical rainforests around the world are being underestimated by a factor of six, according to a new study. Research led by the University of Queensland finds the climate impact of selective logging, outright clearing and fire in tropical rainforests between 2000 and 2013 were underestimated by 6.53bn tonnes of […]

Channel Islands’ largest solar panel array online at Guernsey Post

The largest solar panel array in the Channel Islands has come online on the roof of the Guernsey Post headquarters. The energy generated by the array’s 654 panels is expected to exceed 200,000 kW/h per year. This would exceed the annual amount of electricity required to power the post office’s fleet of 82 electric vans. […]

Southern Africa at increased risk of climate change

A new report on The Global Climate has identified significant changes in climate in the last five years since 2015, including in Southern Africa, suggesting a renewed threat of climate change impacts and variability. The report by the World Meteorological Organisation ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit held in New York in September, reveals […]

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 […]