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Look beyond climate talks for action: UNEP chief

29 November 2017

To solve an environment problem, turn it into a business opportunity, says Erik Solheim As a parent of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), UN Environment (UNEP) always watches anxiously as government negotiators bicker at the annual climate summits. And after all the hot air [read more]

UN climate talks end without agreement on money

18 November 2017

Negotiations at COP23 failed a major test on financial commitments, but there were some successes on pre-2020 action and providing support for women by Joydeep Gupta, Charlotte Middlehurst, Yao Zhe, Lili Pike The annual UN climate summit ended in Bonn, Germany, with no agreement on providing money [read more]

The Paris Agreement and the Wicked Problem of the Carbon Budget

23 August 2017

The Paris Agreement agreed in December 2015 changed the environmental landscape and provided a clear framework for dealing with climate change. It lays down the principle that global temperatures should not exceed 2oC and that efforts should be pursued to limit the global temperature increase [read more]

Climate change pushing Asia towards doom

31 July 2017

Joydeep Gupta, July 31, 2017 Food, health, energy; everything at risk as the temperature rises, but Asia also has the opportunity to lead in green technologies Children in Sindh, Pakistan, play at a water pump Much of Asia may see 50% more rainfall due to climate change, although countries like [read more]