Driving Home the Importance of Safe and Sustainable Mobility

By Nneka Henry, UN Road Safety Fund The COVID-19 vaccine roll-out currently underway has prompted several countries and companies to shift their focus and investments back to the largely unfinished business of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Under the auspices of “building back better,” there is a renewed impetus to re-prioritize “people, planet and prosperity.” Recognizing …

Guiding carbon market investments

  Nations clinched the Paris Agreement six years ago but finished writing it only at COP26 in Glasgow this month. There, negotiators finally checked the box on something called “Article 6,” a section of the 2015 climate pact governing how countries can trade credits to emit CO2. The new standards should …

Speeding up the energy transition reduces climate risks

Source: Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) The World Climate Conference in Glasgow has just ended, and the question is whether the goal of maximum global heating of 1.5°C can still be achieved. In a model calculation, researchers show how the energy transition could lead to the …

Four ways to fix COP27

  I vividly remember attending my first UN climate talks in 2008. I remember the optimism, the technical conversations, the discussions about the overpriced food in the conference center, the press, the flight, and yes, the debates about the carbon footprint of the flight. I flew to Accra as part …

Ammonia Energy Newsletter #5.245:  final roundup from Glasgow, new investments from Fortescue & CF Industries locked in ?

“Ethical Markets welcomes the breakthroughs occurring on greening hydrogen and ammonia, which emerged in the COP26 debates on accelerating the global green transition. Hazel Henderson, Editor“ For the last time this year we check into COP. Fortescue Future Industries made a series of big announcements, including new hydrogen & ammonia production …

Harnessing transformative technologies to arrest the unfolding human capital crisis

On a global scale, the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt the greatest blow to families and children in living memory. Progress in human capital – the knowledge, skills, and health that people need to achieve their potential – is being reversed. Men, women, and children are facing unprecedented setbacks in health, education, livelihoods, and security …

What went right this week: sharks in the Thames, plus more positive news

Sharks were discovered in London’s formerly ‘dead’ River Thames, China and the US signed a surprise climate declaration, and genome sequencing offered hope for people with rare diseases, plus more positive news Sharks, seals and seahorses were found in the Thames More than half a century after it was declared …

US-China Declaration, Elimination of Oil and Gas Highlighted at COP 26

The Glasgow Climate Change Conference has featured launch events for a number of high-level declarations and initiatives.  Just before the opening of COP 26, leaders adopted the G20 Rome Leaders’ Declaration, an outcome of their 30-31 October 2021 meeting in Rome, Italy. The 61-paragraph Declaration includes sections on global economy, health, sustainable development, …

US-China deal on emissions welcomed by global figures and climate experts

“Ethical Markets welcomes this news about US-China cooperation, as we advocated in my “ESG Stakeholder Capitalism and China’s Common Prosperity?” ~Hazel Henderson. Editor” UN and EU say the agreement could help pave the way to wider breakthrough, though concerns remain over ‘patchy details’ An unexpected agreement between the US and China to …

Highlights and images of main proceedings for 9 November 2021

The Glasgow Climate Change conference continued along its technical and political tracks. Some meetings were in smaller, closed rooms, while others included observers. Consensus emerged more readily in some rooms than others, with today serving as COP 26 President Sharma’s anticipated deadline for technical work.Highlights of the day included: Negotiations on finance, technology, …