In this podcast, Sir Mark Walport, chief scientific advisor to the UK government, and Nazia Mintz-Habib, from the Centre of Development Studies, Cambridge University, talk about climate change in relation to the challenges and possible solutions for the United Kingdom and the global South.
Report shows that climate change could cut coffee production by 50 percent in 2050
With more than 2.25 billion cups of coffee being consumed on a daily basis, there’s no doubt that the coffee industry is at its finest. In fact, the industry is worth 19 Billion dollars worldwide. However, a recent study called A Brewing Storm showed that the coffee production could drop by 50 percent in a few decades if we don’t take the necessary actions. The study shows that climate changewould result to supply shortage and thus, price increase. “We’re fearful that by 2050, we might...
Sustainability Knowledge Group supports UNDP and Lebanon’s Climate Initiatives
Sustainability Knowledge Group announces its support to the Lebanon Climate Act initiative as knowledge partner for the implementation of a ‘Business Knowledge Platform’. Aim of the platform is to enable businesses to design and implement activities for the reduction of their carbon footprint. This unique initiative is supported by the Ministry of Environment and UNDP. Sustainability Knowledge Group introduced on October 4th the 1st out of 4 workshops on ‘Sustainability and Climate Change’,...
How to take climate change action out of political slow lane
While governments get their act together on climate change, businesses can step into the breach by thinking energy efficiency first, says Michael Dent, Managing Director of Inprova Energy. The Paris Climate Change Agreement has been bolstered by news that the USA and China (the two biggest economies who together account for some 38% of global emissions) will formally ratify the accord. Brazil, which accounts for around 2.5% of global emissions has also committed, but there's still some distance to go before the...
Smog Today or Climate Change Tomorrow: The Chinese Dilemma
China has to balance the health and welfare of its citizens today with longer range impacts of climate change. McIlvaine has a number of services which shed light on the resolution of this difficult choice. One is N049 Oil, Gas, Shale and Refining Markets and Projects. In this service, McIlvaine is following the very ambitious program in the northern mining regions of Chinato convert coal to clean gas and transport it around the country. Sinopec is proceeding with a $20 billion pipeline. Various gasification...
Groundwater Recharge in Upper Colorado River Basin May Hold Steady Under Climate Change
Future groundwater replenishment in the Upper Colorado River Basin may benefit from projected increases in future basin-wide precipitation under current climate projections, according to a recent study by the U.S. Geological Survey and Bureau of Reclamation. The Colorado River provides water for more than 35 million people in the United States and 3 million people in Mexico. A recent USGS publication suggests that as much as half of the water flowing in rivers and streams in the Upper Colorado River Basin...