Pakistan Restores Mangroves for Economy and Ecosystem Benefits

Tahir Qureshi had many nicknames. Father of the Mangroves. Mangrove Man. The mangrove hero of Pakistan. All reflect a life dedicated to the conservation and restoration of Pakistan’s mangroves. As Pakistan prepares to host World Environment Day on June 5, ecosystem restoration, which includes critical ecosystems like mangrove forests, will …

Renewables are Stronger than Ever as They Power Through the Pandemic

Renewable sources of electricity such as wind and solar grew at their fastest rate in two decades in 2020 and are set to expand in coming years at a much faster pace than prior to the pandemic, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency. The growth in …

100 MW Solar Plant to be Put Into Operation Near Samarkand

The government of Uzbekistan’s plans to develop 8 GW of solar and wind capacity by 2030 have received a major boost following the approval of an EUR 87.4 million financing package jointly organised by, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European investment Bank (EIB) and PROPARCO, a …

Clean Energy Demand For Critical Minerals Set to Soar as the World Pursues Net...

Supplies of critical minerals essential for key clean energy technologies like electric vehicles and wind turbines need to pick up sharply over the coming decades to meet the world’s climate goals, creating potential energy security hazards that governments must act now to address, according to a new report by the …

Updated 30-year Reference Period Reflects Changing Climate

The U.S. Nationaceanic and Atmospheric Administration has updated the U.S. Climate Normals to the  1991-2020 baseline period  to provide a most recent baseline for climate information and services to climate-sensitive sectors and a standard reference to compare variations in temperature, precipitation etc to the 30-year average. The move is in …

Which Green Actions Really Reduce Climate Emissions?

If you think recycling as much as possible is the best way to cut your carbon footprint – think again. It’s actually a fair way down the list. Having fewer children is one of the most effective actions in reducing future greenhouse gas emissions – but this is not widely …