With $468 trillion in assets across the globe, fully addressing the climate, biodiversity and land degradation crises – in a way that is aligned with commercial objectives – is fully within the reach of financial markets, writes Frannie Leautier, Partner, CEO of SouthBridge Investment.
The United Nations Biodiversity Conference, referred to as COP15, starts next week in Montreal, with governments from around the world coming together to agree, amongst other things, on a new set of goals and targets that will guide global action on nature through 2030.
Marine Protected Areas: Restoring, preserving, and protecting the integrity and resilience of our ocean for future generations
There is an urgent need to incorporate climate into site management of Marine Protected Areas to help restore, preserve, and protect the integrity and resilience of our ocean for future generations, argues Kristina Rodriguez, Yale School of the Environment.
A new initiative launched at COP26 is already enhancing the livelihoods of farming families and restoring degraded agricultural land across six countries – Kenya, Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.
UN Climate Change High-Level Champions: Contribution of the ‘All of Society’ Global Climate Action Agenda at COP27
The UN Climate Change High-Level Champions have taken stock of the contribution of non-State actors at COP27 with their closing event – COP27 Action Agenda: Progress & Priorities – wrapping-up a two week programme of over 50 events.
Today at COP27 a joint effort under the framework of the Cool Coalition is launched, seeking to help cities unleash the cooling power of nature and catalyze NbS implementation.
Dr. Agnes Kalibata: To reverse runaway climate change and build resilient societies we need to transform food systems
Climate Champions’ Global Ambassador, Dr. Agnes Kalibata is President of AGRA, an African led and Africa based institution that puts smallholder farmers at the centre of the continent’s growing economy. In this interview, Dr Kalibata discusses why urgently transforming our food systems is not only critical for our environment and the climate, but for the economy – creating opportunities for urgent growth in a time of compounded crises.
From a commitment by the Africa insurance industry to underwrite $US 14 billion of cover for climate risks by 2030, to Net Zero Financial Alliances publishing progress reports, discover what’s in store for Finance Day.
The Global Mangrove Alliance (GMA) in collaboration with the UN Climate Change High-level Champions have identified the need for a unified global approach towards mangrove conservation and calling for signatories to the “Mangrove Breakthrough” being launched today at COP27.
Research commissioned by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy found that full implementation of key ocean-based solutions in five sub-sectors (marine conservation, energy, transport, food and CCS) could reduce the emissions gap needed to limit temperature increase to 1.5°C by 21% annually by 2050.
Climate activist and researcher on eco-anxiety, Clover Hogan discusses why “techno-utopian and tokenistic solutions” are failing to address the root causes of the climate crisis.
COP27 will be an opportunity to understand Parties’ focus on NbS as they enhance NDCs and strengthen national adaptation plans. COP27 will also be an opportunity to keep pressure on delivery of key nature-related announcements made at COP26.
Paying attention to local people’s struggles and harnessing their ideas can be an essential part of creating cities that are more resilient to future threats, explain researchers.
A Lens on the Climate Crisis in Africa’ is a digital photography exhibition depicting the devastating impact of climate change on African communities. It features photographs submitted by 24 photographers in 12 African Commonwealth countries, selected after an open call.
Our partner, Global Mangrove Alliance is working with Conservation International to use nature-based solutions along grey infrastructure to increase the resilience of 11 island villages in the Philippines.
In record-breaking attendance numbers, more than 2,000 delegates flooded to Libreville, Gabon, to attend Africa Climate Week between 29th August and 2nd September – the last of the regional climate weeks before COP27
Storebrand Asset Management provide a comprehensive overview of their approach to tackling deforestation, from designing a policy to delivering real-world impact.