Tag «climate change»

Investing Less than 1% of World GDP into Nature-Based Solutions Can Tackle Climate Change and Biodiversity Crisis

New study finds tripling of current investments into nature-based solutions needed by 2030 to tackle the climate crisis, otherwise there will be a $4 trillion financing gap  Today, just one tenth of 1% of global GDP is invested in nature-based solutions Scaling up of private capital for nature-based solutions is one of the central challenges …

Can we address climate change without sacrificing water quality?

Washington, DC—Strategies for limiting climate change must take into account their potential impact on water quality through nutrient overload, according to a new study from Carnegie’s Eva Sinha and Anna Michalak published by Nature Communications. Some efforts at reducing carbon emissions could actually increase the risk of water quality impairments, they found. Rainfall and other …

New Report Traces Hidden Connection between Food Loss, Hunger, Consumer Demand and Climate Change

By 2030, new emerging traceability technologies like IoT sensors, blockchain and food-sensing technologies could reduce food loss by 85 million tons according to new research. The report investigates the role of disruptive technology applications that can effectively help trace inefficiencies in food value chains. The new report supports the Innovation with a Purpose Platform, which …

Business Urges Governments to Step Up Fight Against Climate Change

Geneva, Switzerland, 29 November 2018 – Heads of 50 major global businesses representing more than $1.5 trillion in total revenue today publish an open letter to world government leaders urging greater collaboration to accelerate outcomes in the race against climate change. Leaders from the Forum’s Alliance of Climate Action CEOs are committed to using their …

Paris, We Have a Problem: World’s Largest Economies Not Getting Policy Mix Right to Avoid Worst of Climate Change, IHS Markit Says

Carbon-pricing mechanisms, including carbon taxes and emission trading systems, are falling well short of levels needed to achieve low-emission targets HOUSTON (September 24, 2018) – Despite potentially game-changing shifts in energy use and supply patterns during the coming decades, the world may not be able to reach a sufficiently low emissions pathway by 2050 to …

100 Coalitions Raise Ambition for Climate Change and Sustainable Development Goals at Impact Summit

The World Economic Forum, the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation, will host its annual action-oriented Sustainable Development Impact Summit in New York on 24-25 September. The Summit, a unique platform, will connect and advance over 100 world-leading coalitions to raise ambition and turn commitments into action on climate change and sustainable development It demonstrates the …

AUS fights back on climate change

Experts to collaborate on future green projects   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 June 2018 – Following two years of research and development collaboration, Dubai Carbon and American University of Sharjah (AUS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to embark on a collaborative programme, working across water balance studies for irrigation and peer reviewed research …