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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’, […]

‘Breaking Boundaries’: David Attenborough & Johan Rockström Warns Of Biodiversity Collapse In New Netflix Documentary

3 Mins Read Just released on Netflix, the new documentary Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet shows viewers the devastating consequences of our continued destruction of nature. Led by Sir David Attenborough, the film is focused on the work of renowned Swedish climate scientist Professor Johan Rockström on “tipping points” that the world must not exceed if […]

Engineers Develop ‘Whitest Paint Yet’ To Cool Buildings That Could Replace Air Conditioning

3 Mins Read Engineers have developed a new paint formulation that could literally cool buildings down, reducing the need to use air conditioning and lowering our carbon footprint. Coating rooftops with the ultra-white paint could even be “more powerful than central air conditioners”, say the scientists.  Scientists have now pushed the limits on how white paint can possibly […]

EU-Based Secondhand Clothing Marketplace Vinted Raises US$303M With New US$4.5B Valuation

4 Mins Read Clothing and home goods marketplace Vinted recently announced that it closed an all-equity round of EUR€250M (approx. US$303M), and as a result, the company’s value now stands at approx. US$4.5 billion, a significant jump from its end 2019 value of US$1 billion valuation. The European startup’s round was led by purpose-driven global investment firm EQT Growth […]

Slashing Methane Emissions ‘Strongest Lever’ Against Climate Crisis, U.N. Experts Say

4 Mins Read Reducing human-caused methane emissions by 45% by this decade could put the Paris agreement goal of keeping temperature rise below 1.5 degrees Celsius within reach, finds a new U.N. report. Representing the first comprehensive examination of the cost and benefits of methane mitigation, experts in the report conclude that taking “urgent steps” against methane emissions […]

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 […]

Hawaii Becomes First U.S. State To Declare Climate Emergency

4 Mins Read After its legislature’s recent adoption of State Senate Concurrent Resolution 44, the state of Hawaii becomes the first U.S. state to declare a climate emergency, and the bill “acknowledges that an existential climate emergency threatens humanity and the natural world, declares a climate emergency, and requests statewide collaboration toward an immediate just transition and emergency […]