The EV Effect: Markets are Betting on the Energy Transition

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has calculated that USD 2 trillion in annual investment will be required to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement in the coming three years. Electromobility has a major role to play in this regard – IRENA’s transformation pathway estimates that 350 million electric …

Glacier Collapse in India a Worrying Sign of What’s to Come

A deadly flood in northern India, sparked by a cratering glacier, was not an isolated incident but the result of a rapidly warming planet, say experts. They warn the disaster, which has left over 140 feared dead, is a precursor of what is to come unless drastic measures are taken …

Alarming Rise in Global Temperatures

The past six years have been the warmest on record since 1880, with 2016, 2019 and 2020 being the top three, according to a World Meteorological Organization (WMO) press release on 15 January. The year 2020 was 1.2°C above pre-industrial era (1880) temperatures. WMO predicts a 20 percent probability that temperatures …

These Are the ‘Positive’ Tipping Points That Could Slow Global Warming

There may be light at the end of the tunnel in the battle to reduce carbon emissions. Governments and institutions could help halt carbon emissions with just a few carefully selected policy measures, according to a new paper, which looked at the experience of the energy industry and changing trends …

As Climate Change Hits Harder, World Must Increase Efforts to Adapt

2020 was not only the year of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was also the year of intensifying climate change: high temperatures, floods, droughts, storms, wildfires and even locust plagues. Even more worryingly, the world is heading for at least a 3°C temperature rise this century. We need strong action to …

New Year’s Resolution? Slim Your Carbon Footprint by a Tonne in 2021

Get fit, quit smoking, eat healthily. Most years begin with good intentions that often fall by the wayside as life gets busier again. But how about trying a different challenge for 2021 which goes beyond personal improvement and benefits the planet too? A new initiative offers guidance on how to …