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Catastrophic climate change will affect the poorest – Climate commission

As a result of its over reliance on coal fired power, the energy transition is set to be a monumental shift for provinces — Mpumalanga in particular — where the local economy is driven by the coal value chain The post Catastrophic climate change will affect the poorest – Climate commission appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Drought, Resilience, Coal, Tips, Extreme Weather, Mpumalanga, Eastern Cape, PCC, Main, Energy Transition, Top Six, Nedlac, Presidential Climate Commission, Public Hearings


Biden Rolls Out Plan For Govt To Reach Net-Zero Emissions By 2050

President Joe Biden is slated to sign an executive order on Wednesday to set into motion a new goal to bring the federal government to net-zero emissions by 2050. [Author: Cristina Cabrera]
Tags: News, Climate Change, Joe Biden, Biden, Cristina Cabrera


Sonos needs to curb its power consumption if it wants to be net zero by 2040

When it comes to climate change, Sonos has identified power consumption of its products as the area where it can make the biggest impact on carbon.
Tags: News, Climate Change, Trends, Home Theater, Carbon Emissions, Sonos, Net Zero


‘Frustrated’ climate activists tweak demands for Oregon Governor after six months of protests

Photo from August 18th Sunrise PDX protest outside ODOT headquarters by Jonathan Maus/BikePortland. Saying they are “deeply frustrated” by the lack of progress from Oregon Governor Kate Brown, youth climate activists with Sunrise Movement PDX have boosted and tweaked their demands in a new letter that was also copied to Oregon’s congressional delegation, US Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, and other elected officials. “Sunrise PDX has been holding climate rallies outsi...
Tags: Climate Change, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Biden, Advocacy, Eis, Brown, Kate Brown, US Department of Transportation, ODOT, Oregon Transportation Commission, Pete Buttigieg, Oregon Department of Transportation ODOT


What’s in store for SA as the ANC implodes?

As the increasingly less relevant ANC vacates the middle ground and the centre-left, a void opens, which will urgently need to be filled The post What’s in store for SA as the ANC implodes? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Politics, Climate Change, Opinion, South Africa, Coal, Gauteng, Openaccess, ANC, Eskom, Cyril Ramaphosa, Gwede Mantashe, Transnet, Metros, Top Six, Prasa


After COP26, business leaders are warming up to sustainable practices

Chief executives have begun to recognise the importance of sustainability, but we urgently need climate science-aligned policies that provide a new framework for business The post After COP26, business leaders are warming up to sustainable practices appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Climate Change, Opinion, Germany, Sustainability, Nature, Corporate Governance, Carbon Emissions, Biodiversity, Greenhouse Gas, Sustainable Development Goals, Extreme Weather, Natural Resources, Openaccess, Climate Science, Carbon Budget


Banks Can No Longer Ignore Climate Change (And Here’s Why)

This could be the biggest challenge since the 2008 financial crisis. Here's a sustainability crash course for banks and credit unions. The post Banks Can No Longer Ignore Climate Change (And Here’s Why) appeared first on The Financial Brand - Banking Trends, Analysis & Insights.
Tags: Climate Change, Finance, Risk Management, Regulation, Community & Public Relations, Culture & Leadership, Sustainable Finance, Business Lending, Featured Content, Lending Strategies, Cop26


United Airlines just became the first airline in history to operate a passenger flight using 100% sustainable aviation fuel

United Airlines is the first airline in the world to use 100% SAF on a passenger flight.United Airlines United Airlines operated the world's first passenger flight using 100% sustainable aviation fuel. The aircraft carried over 100 passengers from Chicago to Washington DC with United's CEO onboard. United has invested millions into SAF, as well as other projects to reduce its carbon footprint. United Airlines has become a global leader in reducing the aviation industry's carbon ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Climate Change, Washington, US, Trends, Features, Chicago, Washington Dc, Aviation, Airlines, Carbon Footprint, Boeing, United, SAF


Urgent interdict filed to block Shell’s Wild Coast seismic survey

Shell’s 3D seismic survey is set to begin on Wednesday. But a high court application brought by rights groups to block it will be heard as an urgent matter on Tuesday The post Urgent interdict filed to block Shell’s Wild Coast seismic survey appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Fossil Fuels, Biodiversity, Shell, Eastern Cape, Marine Protected Areas, Paris Agreement, Wild Coast, Gwede Mantashe, Main, Climate Crisis, Top Six, Xolobeni, Port St Johns, Grahamstown High Court


6 stories readers might have missed while eating Thanksgiving leftovers

Whether you were stuffing your face with pumpkin pie or breaking up a brawl between brothers who aren't on speaking terms, here are the top stories you might have missed this weekend.
Tags: Technology, Climate Change, New York City, Radio, Agent, Nancy Pelosi, Compass, The Hollywood Reporter, Redfin, Housing Shortage, The Associated Press, Douglas Elliman, Markets & Economy, Brokerage, News Brief, Home Prices


Green libraries tackling environmental challenges: University College Cork

In the 21st century, we are faced with news about the global environmental crisis on a regular basis. Rising temperatures, melting polar ice caps, loss of wild life, and deforestation are but a few examples of the coverage we are all too accustomed to. When faced with something with a global all-encompassing impact, it is sometimes difficult not to feel helpless and struggle to see the value individual contributions can have on fighting these challenges.So, what might libraries do to help reduce...
Tags: Books, Technology, Featured, Climate Change, Ireland, Academic Libraries, Carbon Footprint, Social Sciences, UCC, O'Connor, Boole, University College Cork, Science & Medicine, Earth & Life Sciences, Business & Economics, Living Wall


Climate activists say they blockaded 15 Amazon sites in 3 countries on Black Friday, using huge bamboo structures to prevent access for trucks

An Extinction Rebellion protester outside an Amazon warehouse in Bristol, UK.Alex Street Extinction Rebellion blockaded 15 Amazon facilities in Europe on Friday, the activist group said. The group said Amazon's "environmentally destructive business practices" were behind the protest. Extinction Rebellion said it plans to keep protesting for at least 48 hours. Climate change activism group Extinction Rebellion said it blockaded 15 Amazon sites in the UK, Germany, and the Netherlands on Bla...
Tags: Amazon, Black Friday, Europe, UK, England, News, Protest, Climate Change, Trends, Bbc, Manchester, Retail, Denmark, Telegraph, Greenpeace, Jeff Bezos


‘South Africa will decline finance deal on energy if terms are bad’

Cyril Ramaphosa says the terms of $8.5-million climate finance offered to South Africa by wealthy countries are not yet set in stone The post ‘South Africa will decline finance deal on energy if terms are bad’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, UK, Climate Change, France, US, Eu, German, South Africa, Carbon Emissions, Parliament, Climate Finance, Julius Malema, Eskom, Cyril Ramaphosa, Economic Freedom Fighters, Paris Agreement


The post-COP26 state of coal

Environmental organisations say that COP26 ended with ​​90 new coal power projects, worth a total of 88GW, are likely to be cancelled The post The post-COP26 state of coal appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Global Warming, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Carbon Emissions, Dave Jones, International Energy Agency, University of Cape Town, EmbeR, Climate Crisis, Top Six, Groundwork, Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air, Integrated Resource Plan, Cop26


The smart climate money is on women

By directing climate resources effectively, the world could make significant — and simultaneous — progress in tackling both global warming and gender inequalityThe post The smart climate money is on women appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Climate Change, Opinion, Global Warming, Conservation, Gender Inequality, Openaccess, European Investment Bank, EcoEnterprises


New Climate Action Plan to Reduce Carbon Footprint and Build More Equitable Housing

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released its Climate Action Plan, as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s approach to confronting the climate crisis. The comprehensive strategy looks to reduce the agency’s energy and carbon footprint in order to build more equitable, efficient and sustainable housing infrastructure. On Thurs., Nov. 18, Secretary Marcia L. Fudge virtually attended the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Climate Change, Housing, Environment, Green, Radio, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, United Nations, Hud, Glasgow, National, Green Building, Biden, Department Of Energy, Latest News


Pent-up investor interest in green energy finance will boost South Africa’s plans

The delay in additional capacity to the grid was not caused by a lack of private capital, but a lack of projectsThe post Pent-up investor interest in green energy finance will boost South Africa’s plans appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Climate Change, Renewable Energy, South Africa, Glasgow, Investec, Climate Finance, Eskom, Main, Top Six, Cop26, Subs-only, Decarbonisation, REIPPP, Glasgow Climate Pact, Private Finance


China won’t fund coal power for Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone, ambassador confirms

China will keeps its promise about not funding coal abroad, Chen Xiadong tells Fossil Free South Africa The post China won’t fund coal power for Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone, ambassador confirms appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Climate Change, China, Environment, Xi Jinping, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Carbon Emissions, Bill Of Rights, Green Energy, Special Economic Zones, Department of Trade and Industry, Chen Xiaodong, Top Six, David Le Page, Environmental Impact Assessment, Just Transition, Integrated Resource Plan


Editorial: South Africa’s next big crisis is water

Amid rampant mismanagement and the effects of climate change, we will have to learn to do more with less The post Editorial: South Africa’s next big crisis is water appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Climate Change, Opinion, Water, Infrastructure, South Africa, Water Scarcity, Editorial, Openaccess, Service delivery, Day Zero


South Africa supported last-minute change to COP26 deal

Scores of countries at the UN climate talks accepted the COP26 pact reluctantly, condemning a last-minute meeting that led to a slightly different wording The post South Africa supported last-minute change to COP26 deal appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Climate Change, China, India, Environment, Oil, US, Gas, South Africa, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Un, Glasgow, UNFCCC, Paris Agreement, Alok Sharma


ATTOM assessing climate change risk for every US property

Consumers and other real estate stakeholders have a growing number of tools to help them assess risks including floods and wildfires.
Tags: Technology, Climate Change, US, Radio, Mortgage, NFIP, ATTOM, First Street Foundation, Climatecheck, Flood Factor, flooding National Flood Insurance Program


Shock Campaign Suggests People Go Cannibal to Fight Climate Change

Would you eat human meat to save the planet? While more people are adopting vegan, vegetarian or plant-based lifestyles to help the environment, a Swedish scientist proposes cannibalism might be a way to fight climate change. A film from The Swedish Food Federation introduces Erik Karlsson, scientist and founder of a company called Swede Meat,...
Tags: Climate Change, Advertising, Food & Beverage, Erik Karlsson, Swedish Food Federation


COP26 delegates, activists, and event workers explain how they feel about the last two weeks of negotiations

An Extinction Rebellion climate activist wears a Final Hour for Climate Justice sign during a Rise and Rebel march organized to coincide with the end of, and anticipated failure of, the COP26 climate summit on 13th November 2021 in London, United Kingdom. Activists were intending to send a message to the UK government that protests to ensure urgent action to tackle the climate and ecological emergency will continue. The march briefly disrupted the Lord Mayor's Show at two or more locations...
Tags: South Korea, UK, England, Wales, Climate Change, France, China, India, Nigeria, Trends, Sustainability, Canada, Sudan, Glasgow, SEC, Activists


Climate crisis a threat to Africa’s cattle

Cattle in sub-Saharan Africa account for only a small fraction of greenhouse gas emissions, and the harms are outweighed by the good The post Climate crisis a threat to Africa’s cattle appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Climate Change, Africa, Environment, Livestock, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Saharan Africa, Climate Crisis, Top Six, Extreme Heat, Climate Emergency, International Livestock Research Institute


Mothers: ‘Stop funding fossil fuels’

Millions of parents tell world leaders that children are poisoned by toxic pollution with every breath they take The post Mothers: ‘Stop funding fossil fuels’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Oil, Gas, Air Pollution, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Alok Sharma, Climate Crisis, Top Six, Rosamund Adoo Kissi Debrah, COP26 climate summit, Fossil Fuel Financing, Our Kids Climate, Parents for Future Global, Xoli Fuyani


More than an allergen, pollen can be used to diagnose climatic changes

Monitoring has focused on health risks, but palynologists are now using it to study climatic changes in various landscapes The post More than an allergen, pollen can be used to diagnose climatic changes appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, South Africa, Wetlands, Cape, Savannah, Drakensberg, Top Six, Grasslands, Fungal Spores, Nelson Mandela University, Fynbos, Subs-only, Ancient pollen, Dr Lynne Quick


World leaders at COP26 strike agreement to 'phase down' unabated coal and call on wealthy nations to double funding to vulnerable nations

Biden at COP26 Getty Images and Reuters The COP26 conference concluded Saturday with an agreement between nations on how to address climate change. For the first time, the agreement mentioned fossil fuels as a cause of climate change. But a last-minute move changed a plan to "phase out" unabated coal to a "phase down," The New York Times reported. Diplomats from more than 200 nations on Saturday agreed at COP26 on a path forward to combat climate change and its effects in the culmination ...
Tags: Politics, News, Climate Change, India, International, Trends, Cnn, Coal, New York Times, United Nations, Switzerland, Biden, Times, Reuters, Glasgow Scotland, Simonetta Sommaruga


Countries contributing the least to the climate crisis are feeling the worst of its effects

In this Sept. 25, 2015, file photo, a woman holds her daughter stands awaiting her husband who went to collect drinking water after flood waters enter their house following heavy monsoon rains in Gauhati, India. Anupam Nath, File/Associated Press More than 1 billion children are at extreme risk for weather disasters, a UNICEF report found. The majority of these kids live in countries that contribute the least to carbon emissions. High-risk countries are already facing extreme heat, water ...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, India, US, Trends, Global Warming, Ap, Earth, Pollution, Middle East, Carbon Emissions, Bangladesh, Kenya, South America, Associated Press, New Delhi


Quiver trees must get on the move to escape human-caused climate change

Trees are most vulnerable to human-caused climate change because they can’t migrate fast enough to survive The post Quiver trees must get on the move to escape human-caused climate change appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, South Africa, Stellenbosch University, Climate Crisis, Global Change, Climate Emergency, Guy Midgley, Quiver Trees, Lara Brodie, Paleo Climate, Wendy Foden


Wildfires in California and Siberia are throwing soot into the high atmosphere that's landing in the Arctic and melting polar ice

The South Fire burning in Lytle Creek, California, in August 2021. AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu Soot from fires in mid-latitudes are traveling all the way to the Arctic, scientists have found. The substance can speed the melting of ice and in turn could warm the atmosphere. The discovery may have far-reaching implications for the climate crisis. Wildfires have been brutal these past few years, and may have wider-reaching implications than first realized.The vast blazes send soot particles so ...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, California, Trends, Nasa, Earth, News UK, Arctic, Siberia, North America, Antarctic, Reuters, University Of Tokyo, Arctic sea, Arctic Council, British Antarctic Survey