Browse Tag

climate change

Nature-Based Solutions Highly Effective in Long Term

4 mins read

The FINANCIAL -- Nature-based solutions (NbS) can contribute to the fight against climate change up to the end of our century, according to new Oxford research in the leading scientific journal Nature. The analysis suggests that, to limit global temperature rise, we must slash emissions and increase NbS investment to protect, manage and restore ecosystems and land for the future.…

Read More »

Nature-Based Solutions Highly Effective in Long Term

4 mins read

The FINANCIAL -- Nature-based solutions (NbS) can contribute to the fight against climate change up to the end of our century, according to new Oxford research in the leading scientific journal Nature. The analysis suggests that, to limit global temperature rise, we must slash emissions and increase NbS investment to protect, manage and restore ecosystems and…

US Commitment to Cut Emissions at Least in Half by 2030 is Ambitious and Attainable

3 mins read

The FINANCIAL -- At the Leaders Summit on Climate, President Biden announced the United States’ new climate commitment under the Paris Agreement, which includes a target to cut greenhouse gas emissions 50-52% below 2005 levels by 2030. The new commitment nearly doubles the U.S emissions reduction target for 2025 set by the Obama administration, according…

Researchers Say We Don’t Know How Most Mammals Will Respond to Climate Change

4 mins read

The FINANCIAL -- Researchers at the University of Oxford, alongside international collaborators, have found that there is a significant knowledge gap in the risks posed by climate change to mammals.…

Researchers find climate change imperils countries’ ability to repay pandemic debts

5 mins read

The FiNANCIAL -- As the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Board of Governors of the World Bank Group convene their spring meetings, researchers at Oxford University find that most governments have paid scant attention to the effect that climate change could have on their ability to repay debts built up over the pandemic, Oxford University…

Climate Change – Challenges for Ukraine

6 mins read

The FINANCIAL -- We are living in a world that is very different from the one we grew up in. The world today seems buffeted by crises on all sides. Some are immediate, like the unprecedented global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic that is taking human lives and livelihoods. Others are longer term, but…

Building a Climate-Resilient Future – A new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change

7 mins read

The FINANCIAL -- The European Commission adopted a new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change, setting out the pathway to prepare for the unavoidable impacts of climate change. While the EU does everything within its power to mitigate climate change, domestically and internationally, we must also get ready to face its unavoidable consequences. From…

Severe flood threat caused by climate change – landmark Oxford study

7 mins read

The FINANCIAL -- For the first time, researchers have proved human-caused global warming is directly responsible for creating a ‘critical threat’ of a devastating outburst flood - putting a city of some 120,000 people in the path of potential floodwaters, according to new research from the University of Oxford and the University of Washington, published…

Arctic Report Card confirms climate change disruption

7 mins read

The FINANCIAL -- Climate change continues to disrupt the Arctic, with the second-highest air temperatures and second-lowest summer sea ice driving a cascade of impacts, including the loss of snow and extraordinary wildfires in northern Russia.…

Tiny crustaceans could play a crucial role in climate regulation

6 mins read

The FINANCIAL -- Understanding the feeding habits of zooplankton has the potential to dramatically improve the ability of scientists to predict changes in ocean carbon storage and our future climate, a new study has found.The atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) continues to increase, year on year, playing a major role in warming the oceans…

GREENLAND ICE SHEET FACES IRREVERSIBLE MELTING

4 mins read

The FINANCIAL -- New research has demonstrated how climate change could lead to irreversible sea level rise as temperatures continue to rise and the Greenland ice sheet continues to decline. In the most detailed ever study of the Greenland ice sheet, published this week in The Cryosphere, researchers from the University of Reading and the National…

Amazon and Global Optimism welcome Henkel and Signify to The Climate Pledge

6 mins read

The FINANCIAL — Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Global Optimism announced that Henkel has joined The Climate Pledge, a commitment to be net-zero carbon by 2040—a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement’s goal of 2050. Signify, which already achieved carbon neutrality earlier this year, is also joining The Climate Pledge to collaborate with other signatories and share best…

Georgia pledges to a low-emission future

4 mins read

The FINANCIAL — Georgia’s national path to achieving a climate-proof and economically and socially prosperous future was discussed last week at a workshop organised by the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture and the Regional Environmental Center for the Caucasus (RECC).…

EIB approves €400 mln for COVAX initiative to ensure global access to COVID-19 vaccine

9 mins read

The FINANCIAL — The European Investment Bank (EIB) Board of Directors approved the EIB Group Climate Bank Roadmap 2021-2025 that will guide future EIB financing to support €1 trillion of climate action and environmental sustainability investments by 2030, and align all financing activities with the principles and goals of the Paris climate agreement by the end of 2020. The…

How the Platform on Sustainable Finance will help define our green future

9 mins read

The FINANCIAL — With an ever more ambitious global green agenda coming into focus, states, markets, blocs and businesses are working to go carbon-neutral in time to keep world temperature rises from exceeding 2C and, preferably, the more ambitious target of 1.5C.  But, to achieve their goals, those taking action in so many different fields…

Mercer launches new climate change solution

4 mins read

The FINANCIAL — Mercer, a global leader in redefining the world of work, reshaping retirement and investment outcomes, and unlocking real health and well-being, announced the launch of climate transition analytics and advice for institutional investors who want to transition to a 1.5°C scenario of global warming as outlined in the Paris Agreement. Climate change…