Browsing tag

ipcc

Leaked Files Expose Nations Lobbying Against UN Climate Action

4 Mins Read Just days ahead of COP26, leaked documents reveal how big polluter countries have been lobbying against climate action and are seeking to water down a landmark UN IPCC report. Countries involved range from major oil and coal-rich nations like Saudi Arabia and Australia to big beef producing countries such as Brazil and Argentina.  Leaked files […]

#Bye2019 – What We Learned This Year About Solving Climate Change

2 Mins Read The world’s scientists have not only sounded the alarm on our climate crisis, but have provided some solutions, including some dramatic global shifts that must happen now, if we are to be able to combat the biggest threat to humanity today. Here are 5 of the main ones highlighted this year. 1. A Clean Energy […]

#Bye2019 – What We Learned This Year About Our Climate Crisis In Numbers

3 Mins Read This year, we have seen huge uptick in our attention on the climate crisis and the degradation we have caused our planet. From student climate strikes all over the world to organised protests against the corporations and industries responsible for huge amounts of emissions, there is greater immediacy in the way we view, talk and […]

Goldman Sachs Report Warns Tokyo, Shanghai & Mumbai To Brace For Climate Crisis

2 Mins Read In a recently released report conducted by Goldman Sachs Global Market Institute, climate change will have devastating impacts on cities across the world, highlighting New York, Tokyo, Lagos and Shanghai amongst some of the worst affected. Not only does the report point to more frequent heatwaves, floods and rising sea levels due to global warming, […]

2 Billion People Will Face Extreme Ocean Events Every Year By 2050

4 Mins Read In a special report just released by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), our world is facing unprecedented dangers posed by global warming, which will affect the oceans and cryosphere that humanity crucially depends on for life on earth. The findings are a chilling call for urgent climate action, especially in the […]

Asia Will Not Achieve 2030 Goals According to Latest UN SDG Report

4 Mins Read The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is the United Nations’ regional hub to promote greater cooperation among countries in the region in order to achieve inclusive, sustainable development. In May, ESCAP published their 2019 report assessing the region’s progress on the globally agreed agenda of 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals […]

Hong Kong Tops List of Worst Emissions Polluters Due To Excessive Meat & Dairy Consumption

3 Mins Read The University of Hong Kong‘s Department of Earth Science released a study last year revealing the significant greenhouse gas contributions that Hong Kong generates, predominantly fuelled by the city’s excessive appetite for meat. Results from the study indicate that if citizens cut back on meat and dairy intake in accordance with recommended nutritional guidelines, the […]

New Report Featuring Ban Ki Moon & Bill Gates Warns Of Climate Apartheid If No Action Taken

3 Mins Read A new report by the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA), with contributions from major global leaders from 18 different countries and international organisations, has warned of an impending “climate apartheid”.  The report also finds that over trillions of dollars in investment is needed in order to build the adequate infrastructure to avoid the disastrous consequences […]

McKinsey Partners Pen Op-Ed To CEOs: Get Ready For Climate Change!

2 Mins Read Two senior McKinsey employees have penned a commentary published on Fortune addressing CEOs from around the world and warning them about the risk of climate change to their business. Dickon Pinner and Kevin Sneader’s message to companies is loud and clear – businesses can no longer treat climate change as a far-off threat, and must […]

Is Your Reusable Bamboo Coffee Cup Toxic?

4 Mins Read 12 Popular Reusable Bamboo Fibre Coffee Cup Brands Found To Contain Toxic Melamine Looks like another popular zero waste accessory may bite the dust. That reusable bamboo fibre coffee cup that everyone is using and has become ubiquitous on the shelves of retail shops, independent cafés, coffee chains and your local homeware store? Turns out […]

The Amazon Crisis Isn’t Just About Beef, It’s Also About Cheap Soy

4 Mins Read What’s certain is that the growth in both the soy and beef industries have come at the expense of the Amazon rainforest. This past week netizens have been sharing their outrage about the Amazon, where fires are burning at a faster rate than ever before, blackening skies across the region and suffocating the vital organ […]