Washington, D.C’s vibrant civil society means it is one of the national leaders in green construction in the U.S.
Research shows cities are delivering on their climate pledges. More than mayors, the real force behind these local transitions are nonprofit organisations.
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Kenya, Malawi, Gabon, Nigeria and Togo are already interested in scaling carbon credit production.
Has climate action bogged down? Hardly. Nations are redoubling their efforts in visible and less visible ways.
Mountains are home to a diverse range of plant and animal species.
Mountain environments are rich in plant and animal species, but the dual threat of human habitation and climate change means urgent action is needed to protect them.
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The majority of the world’s population identifies with a religion – could their faith be used to save the planet?
Participants during the closing ceremony of the UN Climate Summit COP27. Photo by Christophe Gateau/picture alliance.
African leaders must take radical actions to strengthen the continent’s voice and participation in future events.
Conserving nature in cities can help protect the biodiversity within them.
We cannot think of nature as something set aside in wildernesses, far from human activity. We need to conserve some elements of nature everywhere, including in the cities we live in.
People are starting to notice the weather and climate, and to understand climate change better than ever before.
There is no safe limit to global warming – there is only what people deem to be acceptable damage.
Digital technologies like drones are being heavily promoted to address the threats of climate change and biodiversity loss.
Digital technologies have the potential to yield positive results, if co-developed and used ethically with Indigenous communities.
The Fulford Harbour sea garden clam bed was built by First Nations in the Salish Sea near Salt Spring Island, B.C. Despite growing recognition that lands managed by Indigenous Peoples are, on average, more biodiverse, biodiversity conservation has typically marginalized Indigenous Peoples.
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As we set conservation goals for the next decade, we need to evaluate what worked and what didn’t in our efforts to meet the 2020 biodiversity conservation targets.
An Indigenous person in Indonesia protests against a copper and gold mine.
Energy transition minerals are essential to tackling climate change. But First Nations people must have a genuine say in where and how this happens.
Redwood forests like this one in California can store large amounts of carbon, but not if they’re being cut down.
Millions of dollars have gone into California’s forest carbon offset program – with little new carbon storage to show for it, a new study suggests.
Climate conferences provide platforms for collaboration among countries, venues for interaction across levels of governance and critical events to mobilize civil society and media coverage.
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There have been 27 UN COP meetings. Despite these negotiations, the planet is on target to exceed emission thresholds for global warming. Given these failures, why continue with this process?
Offshore oil and gas activities jeopardize coastal environments, human health and local economies.
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Stopping the expansion of offshore oil and gas extraction is a critical but often overlooked step towards achieving global climate targets and protecting our oceans and planet.
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We can be much better at exploiting finance and economics to tackle climate change.
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri, heads the closing session of the COP27 climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
The absence of norms defining the common good and the insufficient place of scientific arguments in the democratic debate weaken the capacity of liberalism to face global threats.
The sun setting in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, host of COP27. The results of the international meeting were disappointing overall.
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The historic agreement on a loss and damage fund was overshadowed by lack of progress on phasing out fossil fuels.
The best thing to do is to stop emitting carbon. However, preserving a safe climate will likely require us to go further.
Developing countries snatched a rare victory at a summit swamped by fossil fuel lobbyists.