The Australian Government will commit a further $652.5 million over four years to establish a Renewable Energy Future Fund to support Australia's response to climate change.
Australia’s biggest ever renewable energy roll-out
Dark day for communities and for the UK’s chance of tackling climate change, as Heathrow announcement shows reckless disregard for environmental targets
The environmental NGO, Aviation Environment Federation , which represents communities around the UK’s airports, has strongly criticised the Government’s decision to back a third runway at Heathrow. Cait Hewitt, AEF Deputy Director, said: This is a dark day for local communities, and suggests a reckless disregard for the climate change damage that a new runway will bring. Within weeks of the Paris Agreement on climate change becoming binding, the UK appears to be turning its back on earlier...
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’,...
Transforming agriculture to address climate change and other global challenges
The agricultural sector must transform itself not only to achieve food and nutrition security for all, but also to help address global challenges such as climate change and antimicrobial resistance, FAO Director- General José Graziano da Silva said today. In a speech to ministers, government, private sector and civil society representatives attending the biannual meeting of FAO`s Committee on Agriculture (COAG, 26-30 September), the Director-General noted how "agriculture is at the very heart" of a recent...
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...