5 categories of change in climate

Climate change is adversely affecting all parts of the earth. There have been dramatic increases in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) globally since the industrial revolution of the 19th century. The planet warms faster as more GHGs are added to the earth's atmosphere. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, expressing the global scientific consensus, warns that “global net human-caused emissions of CO2 need to fall by about 45% from 2010 levels by 2030, reaching 'net zero' around 2050." [click thumbnail image to read more…]

Sustainable Energy Infrastructure

Updating Infrastructure for Developing Renewable Energy in Cities |  People-centered smart cities are cropping up worldwide. They only account for 2% of the world's landmass but are home to most of its population, energy use, and economic activity.  Cities are adopting modern clean energy technologies to become smarter, and one crucial aspect is renewable energy. […]

Nuclear – necessary energy

nuclear plant Both nuclear and renewable energy are needed in the global energy mix to help fight climate change.  In order to cut down on the share of fossil fuels in the world energy mix, nuclear is necessary. A total of WELL OVER 40% of the world's energy mix for renewable and nuclear energies combined is needed […]

Regenerative Agriculture

sustainable agriculture The United Nations (UN) has advised that a global shift towards plant-based food will counteract the worst effects of climate change. Is going vegan really going to help in global climate action, and help the world meet net zero emissions targets? Well, actually...the UN says that land-use practices that favor plant growth vs. a focus […]

Permanent ban on new coal mines and other sustainability priorities

Strategies for mitigating climate change |  What are the best strategies for mitigating global warming? How is the United States going to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions? Carbon pricing? The Green New Deal? Here's a brief list of sustainability priorities that the United States should implement in order to avoid contributing to the most […]

10 Countries Promoting the use of EVs

Why Is There A Need For EVs Globally? In its World Energy Outlook, the International Energy Agency identifies pathways for clean energy technological solutions needed to reach global carbon neutrality (i.e. net zero GHG emissions) by 2050. It also details interim goals that will ensure the world is on the path to carbon neutrality. In order […]

Putting a Price on Carbon

carbon tax Carbon Markets |  Carbon cap and trade systems are regulatory policies in which countries, provinces, states, and even cities, set a limit (a cap) on the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) industries/ power plants can emit. Carbon pricing plans incorporating an emission trading system (ETS) are commonly referred to as carbon cap […]

The UNFCCC

UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – Conference of the Parties |  World leaders, dignitaries, and diplomats, from almost 200 nations, assemble every year for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. UNFCCC members assess international progress in mitigating global anthropogenic climate change. Members also negotiate protocols and treaties between countries, further addressing […]

Carbon tax – a levy on pollution whose time has come

carbon tax Defining effective carbon taxes |  A carbon tax is a levy in countries and regions on: fossil fuel power plants, oil refineries, and/or industries, and/or companies; that use fossil fuels (tax applies directly), or on those that consume energy-intensive goods and services that depend on fossil fuel energy generation (the tax applies indirectly); and emit […]