5 sustainable farming methods and practices
Traditional agriculture involves many harmful techniques and is one of the leading contributors to global warming. However, sustainability can be achieved by switching to alternative natural practices and technological solutions which preserve essential resources and avoid contamination.
Technology can help achieve crucial 30% ocean protection
A key component for averting climate disaster is successful protection of at least 30% of the world’s oceans. A total area more than 11 times the size of the United States. Securing such a vast area, to monitor both illegal activities and the movements of marine species, requires new cutting-edge technology.
Explore the Circularity Gap Report 2021
If we continue as we are today, greenhouse gas emissions will rise to 65 billion tonnes in 2030. Even if all Paris Agreement pledges are met, this still paves the way to climate catastrophe. However, doubling global circularity from its current 8.6% would drastically improve the situation. And this is possible by 2023.
Renewables are the cornerstone of global energy transition
Addressing climate change requires decarbonisation of both energy supply and demand. New analysis from IRENA finds that renewable energy, energy efficiency and electrification are at the centre of the global energy transition. Not just for emission reduction, but because of cost advantages and increasing demand.
Protecting the ocean is key to fighting climate change
Trawler fishing releases as much CO2 from the sea bed as is emitted through global aviation. A different approach to ocean management would reduce these emissions, while preserving marine biodiversity and our supply of seafood. This requires increasing protected ocean area from its current 7% to at least 30%.
Google Earth shows effect of climate change over 40 years
Google’s latest feature, Timelapse, compiles 24 million satellite photos taken from 1984 to 2020 into a dynamic 4D experience which shows the impacts of climate change and human behaviour. Users can see melting ice caps, receding glaciers, massive urban growth and wildfire impact on agriculture.