Global energy crisis is a turning point for clean energy sources
As supplies of natural gas and oil dwindle, the world is in its first global energy crisis says International Energy Agency Executive Director Fatih Birol. The energy crisis could be a turning point for accelerating clean energy sources and forming a sustainable and secure energy system.
Innovative models to finance adaptation in developing countries
More attention has to be given to the needs of developing countries when it comes to climate finance, climate adaptation and loss and damage. To date, the focus has been largely on avoiding climate change by cutting emissions but we must acknowledge that climate change is here to stay.
5 key areas for action during the COP27
A third of Pakistan flooded. Europe’s hottest summer in 500 years. The whole of Cuba in a blackout. COP 27 will be a key milestone for multi-stakeholder actions and partnerships across the key five issues of nature, food, water, industrial decarbonization, and climate adaptation.
Accelerating the use of decarbonization technologies
There are many existing technologies aimed at the transition to net-zero carbon energy. Unfortunately, the pace of the clean energy transition has been too slow to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. What are the main clean energy technological gaps that are slowing down the decarbonization efforts?
New strategies to reduce the carbon footprint of the healthcare industry
Healthcare systems produce around 4% of global CO2 emissions. For most industrialized nations, that figure is closer to 10% of national emissions. Hospitals emit 2.5 times more greenhouse gases than commercial buildings. New strategies are needed to help health systems reduce their carbon footprint.
Woman aims to run 200 marathons to highlight water crisis
2.3 billion people live in water-stressed countries. Mina Guli, CEO of the Thirst Foundation, is running 200 marathons in a year, in some of the most water-stressed locations, to draw attention to the water crisis. She is aiming to complete her final marathon on World Water Day in March 2023.