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None Of The G7’s Leading Stock Indexes Are Aligned With Paris Climate Goals, Says New Research

5 Mins Read According to new research, none of the major G7’s stock indexes are anywhere close to a 1.5°C or 2°C pathway with activists and scientists urging the largest listed G7 companies to immediately set emissions reduction targets and increase their climate action. Titled ‘Taking the Temperature: Assessing and Scaling-Up Climate Ambition in The G7 Business Sector’, […]

7 Big Signals That Prove The End Of Fossil Fuels Is On The Horizon

4 Mins Read For years, climate scientists and environmental activists have been calling for the end of fossil fuels as the number one thing that must happen if we are to save the planet. They have fought tooth and nail to push back against the dirty energy industry’s billion-dollar efforts to spread disinformation and sow public doubt over […]

Forbes Launches Sustainability Channel Amid Media’s Climate Crisis Wake-Up Call

3 Mins Read Forbes has launched a new channel dedicated to covering sustainability, as the mainstream media landscape begins to sound the alarm on the climate crisis. The channel, Forbes Sustainability, comes in response to “rising global interest in environmental reporting” and is part of the business media giant’s “commitment to social responsibility”.  Last month, Forbes decided to […]

Humanity Must Act Now To ‘Reinvent Relationship With Planet’, Urge Nobel Laureates

4 Mins Read Humanity must act now on climate change and “reinvent our relationship with planet Earth”, say Nobel laureates and experts in a statement. The letter, co-signed by dozens of leading international scientists, summarises the conclusions made during the Nobel Prize ‘Our Planet, Our Future’ Summit hosted in late April, which stresses the “existential need” to act […]

Q&A: Makers Behind Student-Led Climate Inequality Film ‘OUR 4°C-ABLE WORLD’ – ‘The Problem Lies In The Communication Of This Issue’

8 Mins Read OUR 4°C-ABLE WORLD is a new student-led theatrical production that has premiered on YouTube on May 1, centred on the disproportionate impact of the climate emergency on marginalised communities. Following the fictional story of teenage climate activist Jane, the film takes viewers on her journey to discovering the intersectionality between the climate crisis, poverty and […]

17 Young People On The Moment The Climate Crisis Became Real To Them

11 Mins Read By: Mary Retta Watching An Inconvenient Truth in your middle-school science class. Hearing Greta Thunberg’s calls to join weekly school strikes. Driving away from smouldering wildfires engulfing dry California hillsides. These are some of the moments that made young people realize the climate crisis will define their lives — and the future of human life on Earth. We’ve […]

Exclusive: Melati Wijsen Of Bye Bye Plastic Bags & Youthtopia ‘Systemic Change Is Key, We Need To Hold Those In Power Accountable’

12 Mins Read In 2013, when she was just twelve years old, Melati Wijsen and her sister Isabel started Bye Bye Plastic Bags, the Bali-based movement that became a global youth-driven sensation to eliminate the use of plastic bags in Bali and elsewhere. Since then, youths all over the world have been refusing single-use plastics in order to […]

Now Is Our Last Best Chance To Confront The Climate Crisis

11 Mins Read By: Jeff Goodell With Joe Biden in office, a serious plan to combat climate change is finally in our sights — but the clock is ticking, and there is no more room for error. The Earth’s climate has always been a work in progress. In the 4.5 billion years the planet has been spinning around […]

SaladStop Becomes First Restaurant Chain In Asia To Carbon Label Entire Menu

4 Mins Read SaladStop, the Singapore-headquartered healthy salad chain with locations across Asia, has carbon labelled its entire menu, making it the first restaurant in the region to do so. Describing the move as a “simple and convenient way for customers to make planet-friendly food choices”, the chain’s commitment comes as more F&B businesses begin to take up […]

Shell Funded Lobbying For Trump’s Pro-Fossil Fuel Financing Looking To Block Banks’ Climate Action

3 Mins Read Anglo-Dutch global oil and gas giant Shell funded an industry group lobbying to block efforts by U.S. banks to tackle climate change, an investigation has found. Even as the corporation made new sustainability pledges and made net-zero its goal publicly, documents reviewed by nonprofit journalism platform SourceMaterial and HuffPost showed that Shell backed the lobbyists […]