Sunday, October 22, 2017

INITIATIVES

Amazon Launches Biggest Wind Farm Yet

Texas: Amazon today announced that its largest wind farm yet—Amazon Wind Farm Texas—is now up and running, adding more than 1,000,000 MWh of clean...

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices 2017 Review – Results Announced

London, New York, Zurich: The Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) and RobecoSAM, today announced the results of the annual Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI)...

INNOVATIONS

ADB to Provide India $500 Million for Solar Rooftop Systems

MANILA — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is set to provide $500 million in financing for rooftop solar systems that will help the Indian...

CASE STUDIES

THE SUSTAINABILITY PARADIGM

VIEWPOINTS

Global Cooperation through Carbon Markets Could Cut Climate Mitigation Costs Dramatically

HANOI, Vietnam, Greater cooperation through carbon trading could reduce the cost of climate change mitigation by 32 percent by 2030, according to a new...

Countries agree to curb powerful greenhouse gases in largest climate breakthrough...

Kigali, 15 October 2016 - Nearly 200 countries struck a landmark deal today to reduce the emissions of powerful greenhouse gases, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), in...

CARBON WATCH

IN THE NEWS

Electric Cars to Combat Climate Change in the US: Obama

Obama Administration's actions include the designation of 48 National Electric Vehicle Charging Corridors on highways. The White House: The Obama Administration has announced steps to...

Need to cut a Further 25% from Predicted 2030 Emissions

World is still heading for temperature rise of 2.9 to 3.4℃ this century, even with Paris pledges. 2030 emissions will be 12 to 14 gigatonnes...

India ratifies the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

India ratified the Paris Agreement (on Climate Change) on 2nd October 2016, the day of birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.  The Instrument of Ratification...
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SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES

“Business-as-Usual” Emissions May Mean Starvation, Cub Loss for Polar Bears

Under business-as-usual climate projections, polar bears could eventually face starvation and reproductive failure across the entire Canadian Arctic archipelago.

Diesel Emissions Threaten Health of Millions in Latin America

Cleaner fuels, new emissions standards and technology to clean up black carbon diesel truck exhaust could help save lives and help millions breathe easier.

Full Economic Potential of Carbon-Rich Mangroves Remains Untapped

Estimated worth of climate benefits from central African mangroves is up to USD 66 billion, and new satellite technology could help monitor mangrove restoration.

55% of Carbon in Amazon’s Indigenous Territories, Protected Lands at Risk

Illegal logging, mining, dams, and agriculture projects, paired with failure to respect indigenous land rights, imperil forests of tropical nations, finds new study.

Last Decade Sees Dramatic Increase in Chance of Extreme Hot European Summers

The chances of extreme hot summers across parts of Europe have increased dramatically since the early 2000s, according to a new study by the Met Office.