Climate Action Tracker To Develop Paris-Consistent Benchmarks

The Climate Action Tracker, one of the world’s leading climate science advisories, has announced that it is developing a new series of Climate Action Benchmarks that will serve to highlight the level of emissions reductions governments and sectors must achieve to contribute to the Paris Climate Agreement’s long-term temperature goal. …

Microsoft “AI For Earth” Project Will Democratize Access To Climate Change Data

Information is power. Until recently, information about the condition of the earth’s environment has been accessible only to a limited number of people — climate scientists, researchers, and government officials among them. On December 11 — the two-year anniversary of the Paris climate accords — Brad Smith, president and chief …

Pope Francis: Indifference To The Effects Of Climate Change Is A “Perverse Attitude”

Indifference to the effects of anthropogenic climate change, and also the outright denial of growing climate warming and instability, are “perverse attitudes,” Pope Francis stated in a message to some of the ministers meeting at the ongoing climate talks in Bonn. Such attitudes block research and dialogue that would otherwise …

Regenerative Agriculture: Our Best Hope of Cooling the Planet

Another report sounding the alarm about climate change. Another missed opportunity to talk about the most promising solution: regenerative agriculture. The New York Times cited a new report by the notoriously conservative Government Accountability Office (GAO), which said “climate change is costing taxpayers billions.” CNN also reported on the GAO …

European Spending On Energy Efficient Building Technologies In 2026 To Near $112 Billion

Already a global leader in building sustainability legislation and initiatives, the European market for energy efficient building technologies is expected to grow from $83.5 billion in 2017 to $111.9 billion in 2026. A new report from Navigant Research examining the market for energy efficient building technologies in Western and Eastern …

Catholic Church to Make Record Divestment from Fossil Fuels

More than 40 Catholic institutions are to announce the largest ever faith-based divestment from fossil fuels, on the anniversary of the death of St Francis of Assisi. The sum involved has not been disclosed but the volume of divesting groups is four times higher than a previous church record, and …