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U.N. Environment Chief: ‘There Is No Vaccine For Climate Change’

3 Mins Read By: Mongabay The world is not prepared for climate change, a new U.N. report warns, highlighting how far behind countries have fallen in implementing adaptation measures. “The hard truth is that climate change is upon us,” Inger Andersen, executive director of the U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP), said at a press briefing Jan. 14. “Its impacts […]

Major Win For Impossible Foods As U.N. Climate Leader Christiana Figueres Joins Board

4 Mins Read Renowned climate expert and international diplomat Christiana Figueres, who formerly led the U.N. Paris agreement talks, has joined Impossible Foods as its newest board member. With her decades of experience in climate change policy and sustainable development, Figueres will help guide the food tech on its environmental mission.  Impossible Foods has announced that Christiana Figueres, […]

Climate Crisis Must Be Taught In Schools, U.S. Education Experts Tell Biden

3 Mins Read Former education officials in the U.S. have penned an open letter to the incoming Biden-Harris administration, urging for the introduction of climate education in schools. The letter, which has been supported by a number of prominent former Cabinet ministers, officials and academic scholars, argues it is imperative for the country’s 50 million children to prepare […]

The Interview – Anna Lappé of Diet for A Hot Planet: “The Real Power Comes From Collectivising Our Voice”

16 Mins Read Anna Lappé and her mother Francis Moore Lappé were decades ahead of their time with their activism, research, books, grant funds and education-giving about sustainable food systems. Lappé (daughter)’s book Diet for a Hot Planet set the stage for the conversation about the link between the industrial livestock industry and global carbon emissions, the raison d’être of […]

Sustaintech Xcelerator: Temasek, DBS & Google To Incubate ESG Monitoring Startups With Nature-Based Solutions

4 Mins Read Recently launched by DBS, Google, Temasek and other partners, the climate-innovation accelerator ‘Sustaintech Xcelerator’ aims to provide support to those who are developing innovative tools to improve the monitoring and verification of environmental, social, and economic impacts of nature-based solutions (NbS). Apart from DBS, Google, and Temasek Holdings, the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Centre for […]

Top 10 Sustainability Trends: Our 2021 Eco Wellness Predictions

12 Mins Read It’s that time of the year again, a new dawn, or in 2021’s case, a better dawn, because hey, what can be worse than 2020? New year = new set of Green Queen trend predictions (proud to share that we still haven’t been wrong yet). This year, for the first time, we have two separate […]

Organic Meat Causes Just As Much Climate Damage As Conventional Version, Scientists Warn

4 Mins Read A new scientific analysis has found that organically produced meat is just as climate-damaging than its conventionally farmed counterparts, contrary to the claims made by a recent viral Regenuary campaign lodged against the popular Veganuary movement. The study also reveals that the lowest impact meats still fare much worse on multiple environmental indices compared to […]

Best News Of The Year: The Top 10 Sustainability Headlines Of 2020

5 Mins Read It’s clear that the Covid-19 pandemic has shifted the global focus towards sustainability. Realising the link between human and planetary health and the urgent need to prevent the rise of future zoonotic pandemics, the world has renewed its attention on preserving, protecting and conserving nature, wildlife and biodiversity and to combat climate change. While much […]

Veganic Farming May Be The Agricultural Philosophy The World Needs

5 Mins Read With growing climate concerns, there is a constant need to change the way land is used for farming and other agricultural practices. Veganic farming, a mostly unknown yet vital new way of stewarding the Earth’s lands, can not only help preserve the environment but also regenerate soil fertility and replenish the biodiversity around it, which […]

U.S. To Rejoin Paris Agreement & Host World Climate Summit Next Year

3 Mins Read The U.S. will be rejoining the Paris agreement and hold a climate summit early next year, within 100 days of president-elect Joe Biden taking office, a commitment largely seen as a much-needed boost to reinvigorate global efforts to combat the climate crisis. Biden’s announcement comes shortly after the virtual Climate Ambition Summit took place over […]

U.N. Secretary-General Says Wealthy Nations Need To Cough Up US$100 Billion To Reach Global Climate Goals

3 Mins Read Meeting the pledge by developed countries to mobilize at least US$100 billion a year to support developing countries in mitigating and adapting to climate change, lagging even before the COVID-19 pandemic, requires urgent action, according to a new report by independent experts released today by the United Nations. Since economic distress is now acute, and […]