As the COP22 talks continue, the U.S., Canada and Mexico announced ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets for 2050. Those plans were preceded earlier in the week by Germany, which was the first country to disclose an emissions reduction agenda for 2050.
Climate & Environment
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As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell indicated this week, coal companies, including those in his home state of Kentucky, should not start spending their coal paychecks. Even Trump’s promises can’t turn coal back into a thriving energy source.
Fossil fuel companies are walking the floors and attending key meetings at COP22 through accredited trade associations. The conflict of interest is obvious, given that some fossil fuels will need to stay in the ground in order to meet the aggressive commitment made in Paris at COP21.
French presidential contender Nicolas Sarkozy recent said that if Donald Trump pulls the U.S. out of the global climate treaty agreed at last year’s COP21 talks in Paris, Europe should impose a carbon tax on U.S. imports.
Donald Trump’s election comes at a time where the world needs more engagement in climate policy, not less. Here are some impacts we expect to see, along with the efforts we’ll need to see from the business and financial sector to counter-balance the expected scaling back of U.S. engagement.
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Low hanging fruit might not be the ripest. Just in time for the holiday season, here are some tips for getting the best out of all the food you have on hand.
A new decarbonization pledge by nine global leading energy companies underscores the limits of Donald Trump’s power to reverse clean power progress.
There will be setbacks, including a threat to the COP21 agreement, due to the election of Donald Trump. However, Tuesday’s outcome does not have to cause a complete freak-out: unless we idly stand by and allow such events to happen.
Cine’al, a start-up based in Tel Aviv, believes it has found a use for the jellyfish that suddenly wash ashore in massive numbers. The company dries jellyfish, turns them into a mash and then manufactures a range of products from diapers to bandages out of the material.
A new deforestation agreement inked in Bangkok this week promises to offer companies more clarity on how they can make their supply chains more sustainable.
As glaciers melt and sea levels rise, the people of America have no other choice but to move inland, away from a place they once knew as home.
Short-lived climate pollutants, such as black carbon, ozone, methane and hydrofluorocarbons, have relatively short lifetimes in the atmosphere — which means they are crucial in the fight to slow global warming. They also happen to be straightforward emissions to target.
Our modern-day Edisons have done their jobs. We are at a tipping point where technological innovations that have been in development for many years can now provide us with all the energy we need at ever decreasing costs.