Turning crises into opportunities to tackle long-term challenges
The 2023 Global Risks Report mentioned that this year’s top-rated crisis is energy, followed by inflation and food supplies. Within 10 years, climate change mitigation will top the list, followed closely by climate change adaptation and two other closely related risks – extreme weather events and biodiversity.
Historic biodiversity agreement to safeguard world’s climate
The UN Convention on Biological Diversity has reached a historic deal to protect the world’s lands and ocean. The agreement includes a commitment to protect 30% of land and water considered important for biodiversity by 2030. Currently, only 17% of terrestrial and 10% of marine areas are protected.
In the next 5 years as much renewable power as in the past 20 years
The current energy crisis can be a historic turning point in favor of a cleaner energy system. Renewables were already expanding quickly, but the global energy crisis has kicked them into an extraordinary phase of rapid growth as countries seek to capitalize on their energy security benefits.
Nature tech is vital to facilitate and accelerate climate solutions
Nature is a vital resource for our health, livelihoods and well-being. In addition, it contributes $44 trillion to the global economy. Nature-based technology solutions can also provide more than one third of the mitigation efforts needed by 2030 to keep climate goals in reach.
Seven leaders and their approaches to fighting climate change
Seven leaders share innovative approaches to scale climate action. Xylem tackles challenges ranging from water scarcity to the resilience of the water infrastructure. Siemens is developing technologies aimed at slashing infrastructure emissions and stimulating energy efficiency.
Top 10 takeaways from COP27 on nature’s crucial climate role
COP27 highlighted nature’s pivotal role in tackling the climate crisis. Progress is being made in 10 areas of climate action, including implementation of forest pledges, indigenous people, recognition of the role of the ocean, food security, role of technology, nature-based solutions, and more.