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Time to ensure climate policy serves the public, not lobbyists

by Colin Roche on 14th November 2019 @ColinRoche The fossil-fuel industry has been revealed to have invested vast resources in lobbying EU institutions. Greta Thunberg and her fellow school-strikers’ message is resonating across the world—a world that is ready to hear it. Young people and their allies are forcing those in power to face some uncomfortable truths about political inaction ... Read More »

Climate Solution: Candid, helpful book on India’s Climate Crisis

November 3, 2019 SANDRP Book Review: The Climate Solution: India’s Climate-Change Crisis and What We Can Do About It. By Mridula Ramesh. Hachette India. 2019. Pp 344 + viii. Rarely you would see a book terming India’s Climate Challenge as CRISIS. “The Climate Solution” by Mridula Ramesh does that then explains why it is being termed as a crisis, what ... Read More »

Loggers in Brazilian Amazon Kill indigenous forest guardian

Another indigenous leader was gravely wounded in the ambush and a logger is reportedly missing Maranhão state, Brazil – Earlier Saturday, members of the Guajajara people’s Forest Guardians, a volunteer land and environmental monitoring force, were ambushed by a group of illegal loggers in the Araribóia indigenous territory, leaving one Guardian dead and another gravely wounded. Read More »

Climate code red

By Rachel Kyte Washington, DC – When emergencies strike, special processes within governments and communities swing into gear. And everyone steps up to help. Read More »

Islands of climate ambition

By Andrew Holness and Frank Bainimarama Kingston/Suva – Small island developing states like ours are barometers of the world’s commitment to climate action and sustainable development. Our economies and societies thrive when national ambitions and progress are supported by bold global action. However, global inaction on climate change is threatening our way of life, development achievements, and growth prospects, and ... Read More »

Nature’s solution to climate change – whale cabon captor

By Ralph Chami, Sena Oztosun, Thomas Cosimano, and Connel Fullenkamp Scientific research now indicates more clearly than ever that our carbon footprint—the release of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere where it contributes to global warming through the so-called greenhouse effect—now threatens our ecosystems and our way of life. But efforts to mitigate climate change face two significant challenges. Read More »

IHS Markit launches first global index for carbon credits

Global Carbon Index combines proprietary information and futures markets data to produce the first benchmark for the global price of carbon London (September 25, 2019) – IHS Markit (NYSE: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, today announced that it has launched the IHS Markit Global Carbon Index, the first benchmark for the global price of carbon ... Read More »

At UN, Trump focuses on religious freedom, not climate

United Nations, Sept 24 (AP/UNB) — President Donald Trump made his political priorities clear Monday within an hour of arriving at the United Nations for a three-day visit: He breezed by a major climate change summit to focus instead on religious persecution, an issue that resonates with his evangelical supporters. Read More »

Who benefits from false climate solutions?

by Karin Nansen Montevideo – In a recent special report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) argues that addressing climate change will require fundamental changes to the way we manage forests and farmland. The data are new, but the underlying conclusion isn’t: for over a decade, scientists, environmentalists, and civil society organizations have been warning that our prevailing – ... Read More »