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Global warming linked to climate disasters in 2022
Climate change does not directly cause heavy rainfall or drought, but it makes these naturally-occurring events more extreme and can lead to weather-related disasters such as the widespread flooding in Pakistan. As global temperatures rise more extreme weather events will occur in new locations.
Renewable energy sector grew significantly in 2022
According to the International Energy Agency, the renewable energy sector grew by more than 10% in 2022. This has led to a small overall reduction in global CO2 production from the electricity sector. Emissions need to be reduced by 45% by 2030 to limit global temperature rise to no more than 1.5°C.
How nature-based solutions can tackle risks to water supply
Climate change is shrinking the overall water supply. Corporations have responded to these growing risks by measuring their water use, setting stewardship targets and implementing site-level strategies. Nature-based solutions can protect businesses in ways corporate water stewardship cannot.
Climate education should be on school curriculums
The vast majority of countries have yet to put climate change on their formal education curriculums. Climate education can create the conditions necessary for the urgent social, environmental and economic transformation. Climate education is crucial for the future of humankind and the planet.
The potential of capture and utilization CO2 reduction strategies
CO2 emissions originate from burning fossil fuel, industry and land-use and should be rapidly reduced (>350 Mton CO2/year). Which CO2 reduction strategies already exist? Which CO2 reduction strategy should we focus on? How can CCU-based value chains contribute in the fight against climate change?
Turning seawater into drinking water with clean energy
According to the UN, there will be a 40% deficit in freshwater by 2030. Desalination can address this issue but current methods use fossil fuels and chemicals that pollute the ocean. Start-up Desolenator uses solar energy to distill seawater and even contaminated water into clean, fresh drinking water.