What Does the World Gain When We Protect Tigers?

Tigers are one of the world’s most recognized animals. Throughout history they can be seen in cultural traditions across Asia, as well as in brand images and logos the world over. But while they might be omnipresent across our cultural landscape, their actual existence in the wild has been dramatically …

New Study Shows Socio-Economic Benefits of Weather Observations

Behind every weather forecast, every early warning of life-threatening hazards, and every long-term climate change projection are observational data. A new report published by the World Bank, produced in collaboration with the World Meteorological Organization and the Met Office (UK), estimates improving the collection and international exchange of surface-based observational …

A Rebound in Global Coal Demand in 2021 is Set to be Short-Lived, but...

After a major drop in recent years, global coal demand is forecast to rise by 2.6 percent in 2021 before flattening out to 2025. A global economic recovery in 2021 is expected to drive a short-lived rebound in coal demand following the major drop this year triggered by the Covid-19 …

Kazakhstan Forges Ahead With Renewable Energy

The signing of a syndicated USD 95.3 million deal to support the construction of the Zhanatas 100 MW wind farm in southern Kazakhstan, marks a major milestone in the decarbonisation and diversification journey away from the country’s coal legacy. This will be one of the largest wind farms in the …

Renewable Energy Solutions for Climate-Safe Cities

Renewable energy solutions can be the backbone of urban decarbonization efforts, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Climate Initiative (IKI) on the Rise of renewables in cities: Energy solutions for the urban future finds. Responsible for over 70 percent of total energy-related CO2 …

Scouring the Mekong for Trash – and Data

In Chiang Rai, Thailand, a city perched on the banks of the Mekong River, a group of some 90 residents and university students came together to pick up trash on 19  September. Like millions of others, they were marking World Cleanup Day, an annual event that encourages communities to tidy …