The current iteration of the US Republican Party is notoriously opposed to climate-change legislation, but there seems to be growing support for programs that tax emissions and funnel the proceeds back to citizens.
Coronavirus has killed hundreds of people and disrupted global supply chains. It’s pretty horrible, but a new book on climate risk and “green swans” shows us how bad horrible can really get if we don’t act now to meet the climate challenge.
Natural climate solutions are finally getting the attention they deserve, and everyone, it seems, is scrambling to plan carbon-absorbing trees in an effort to help meet the climate challenge. This is great, but all those trees will mean nothing if they aren’t part of a broader strategy to revive the planet’s struggling ecosystems.
As of 2019, all of Canada is covered by some sort of carbon pricing program, whether federal, provincial, or both, but the country has been slow to embrace biodiversity offsetting. Is that about to change?
Developing countries are the most vulnerable to – and least responsible for – climate chage, but new research shows that some of them can dramatically boost their economies by managing their forests, farms, and fields in ways that pull greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere.
Year-end climate talks wrapped up more than a month ago in Madrid, Spain, but what was really accomplished there – not just in the negotiations, but in the streets and in the minds of impacted actors around the world? Here’s a deep dive into the key results and a look at the ways forward.
As the relatively cooperative world order of the past 75 years gives way to fragmentation and disorder, the environmental systems that support our economy and civilization are facing unprecedented challenges. As a result, biodiversity loss ranks right beside climate change and three other environmental risks as being both the most impactful and most likely threats to the global economy. The solution: better cooperation. But is it possible?