In a fast-warming world, Tokyo is the barometer for future Olympics
In a fast-warming world, Tokyo is the barometer for future Olympics

The muggy heat swaddling Tokyo may be a forerunner of Olympic life to come, experts say, urging a rethink to make the world's oldest sporting spectacular fit for a fast-warming planet...

By Beh Lih Yi 1 day ago

COP26 on climate: Top priorities for Africa
COP26 on climate: Top priorities for Africa

Africa's situation deserves extraordinary attention: the continent contributes just 4% of global total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the lowest of any region...

By Tanguy Gahouma-Bekale 26 Jul 2021

Hajj pilgrims face growing heat stroke risks with global warming
Hajj pilgrims face growing heat stroke risks with global warming

As thousands of devout Muslims flock to Islam's holiest sites in Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj pilgrimage this week, scientists warn the sacred rite is under threat...

By Maya Gebeily 21 Jul 2021

Space tourism: Rockets emit 100 times more CO2 per passenger than flights - imagine a whole industry
Space tourism: Rockets emit 100 times more CO2 per passenger than flights - imagine a whole industry

The commercial race to get tourists to space is heating up between Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson and former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos...

By Eloise Marais 20 Jul 2021

Electricity is vital for improving the quality of life of many in rural sub-Saharan Africa.
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Banning fossil fuels in sub-Saharan Africa could slow the transition to renewable energy

Worldwide, the ugly consequences of a warming planet are rearing their heads. Many countries are increasing efforts to decarbonise their energy systems in a bid to limit global warming...

By Samuel Ayokunle Olówósejéjé 16 Jul 2021

Climate change threatens age-old indigenous food systems
Climate change threatens age-old indigenous food systems

From the Arctic to the Amazon, the traditional food gathering techniques of indigenous communities are under threat from accelerating climate change and economic pressures...

By Fabio Teixeira 25 Jun 2021

Billions in export revenue at risk if suppliers don't cut carbon emissions - study
Billions in export revenue at risk if suppliers don't cut carbon emissions - study

South African suppliers who fail to transition towards net-zero products and services alongside their multinational counterparts stand to lose billions of rands in export revenue...

24 Jun 2021

Luxury fashion label Chanel invests $25m in new climate adaptation fund
Luxury fashion label Chanel invests $25m in new climate adaptation fund

Chanel is backing a new climate adaptation fund that aims to raise $100m by 2025 to invest in projects to promote sustainable agriculture, protect forests and support small-scale farmers in developing countries...

By Michael Taylor 11 Jun 2021

Climate change: 6 priorities for pulling carbon out of the air
Climate change: 6 priorities for pulling carbon out of the air

To reach net zero emissions by 2050, global emissions must be cut faster and deeper than the world has yet managed...

By Cameron Hepburn and Steve Smith 3 Jun 2021

IIASA researchers produce new framework to enhance national climate action
IIASA researchers produce new framework to enhance national climate action

As part of the Paris Agreement, countries are required to submit nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and long-term strategies outlining their...

28 May 2021

Solar minibuses for Africa? Data seen as key to green transport switch
Solar minibuses for Africa? Data seen as key to green transport switch

As emissions from African transport surge, governments need to find ways to encourage a shift to cleaner, healthier electric vehicles...

By Megan Rowling 14 May 2021

Futuristic computer game hopes to be tonic for climate change anxiety
Futuristic computer game hopes to be tonic for climate change anxiety

It is the year 2050, the planet is warming up, meals come from nutritional food packs and dozens of new zoonotic viruses are spreading...

By Kim Harrisberg 11 May 2021

Climate-friendly farming strategies can improve the land and generate income for farmers
Climate-friendly farming strategies can improve the land and generate income for farmers

Farmers can help slow climate change by mixing native grasses into croplands, restoring wetlands and raising perennial crops. These strategies also conserve soil and water and build new markets...

29 Apr 2021

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L'Oréal Paris to cut 50% of carbon footprint by 2030

L'Oréal Paris has committed to reducing its carbon footprint by 50% per finished product, and will contribute €10m to environmental projects whose beneficiaries are communities of women...

26 Apr 2021

Covid-19 economic impact failed to put brakes on climate change - WMO report
Covid-19 economic impact failed to put brakes on climate change - WMO report

The Covid-19-related economic slowdown failed to put the brakes on climate change drivers and accelerating impacts according to a new report by the WMO...

22 Apr 2021

Heineken sets goal to be carbon neutral in production by 2030
Heineken sets goal to be carbon neutral in production by 2030

Heineken has stated a new ambition to decarbonise its production by 2030 and its full value chain by 2040...

15 Apr 2021

To what extent does climate change affect food insecurity? What we found in Lesotho
To what extent does climate change affect food insecurity? What we found in Lesotho

Large-scale droughts can have cascading impacts on food security. They can reduce yield, increase food prices, trigger changes in consumption and lead to unstable supply...

By Friederike Otto and Jasper Verschuur 16 Mar 2021

Plastic is part of the carbon cycle and needs to be included in climate calculations
Plastic is part of the carbon cycle and needs to be included in climate calculations

Plastic pollution and climate change are two prominent environmental issues of our time...

By Xia Zhu 1 Mar 2021

SA venture to benefit from new Mondelez impact investing platform
SA venture to benefit from new Mondelez impact investing platform

Inmed Aquaponics Social Enterprise is among the first to receive capital through Mondelez International's new impact investing platform Sustainable Futures...

25 Feb 2021

How new design patterns can enable cities and their residents to change with climate change
How new design patterns can enable cities and their residents to change with climate change

Our cities, designed for one set of climatic ranges, are increasingly "out of place" as average temperatures rise. The days above 40°C and nights above 30°C are...

By Cameron Tonkinwise and Abby Mellick Lopes 24 Feb 2021



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