The next G20 Summit Meeting of heads of state will be held in Rome on Oct. 30 and 31, 2021, under the Italian G20 Presidency. The agenda, with the title “People, Planet, Prosperity”, addresses major obstacles to achieving a sustainable

Access to electricity is taken for granted in most high-income countries. It is easy to forget how vital a reliable power source is to ensuring access to health. In the world’s poorest regions, where the electricity network is patchy at best, and often non-existent, entire hospitals run on costly and polluting diesel generators – a solution that

Carbon pricing has had broad business support for over a decade. As a market-based mechanism, this is often the private sector’s preferred approach in addressing climate change. Consequently, carbon pricing is a convenient mechanism to measure trade association support for

We are in a climate crisis; across the world deadly storms and floods, devastating wildfires, extreme heat, and less reliable weather for growing crops have left millions of people impoverished, adding to the global refugee crisis. The impacts of climate

The global shift to a green economy could create 18 million jobs, with the potential to provide high-quality employment and livelihoods around the world. But what about the people and communities whose livelihoods, right now, depend on the fossil fuel or other

The first 100 days of U.S. President Biden’s administration saw a flurry of new action and commitments on climate. He quickly rejoined the Paris Agreement, activated agencies across the federal government to be part of the climate change solution, and proposed a once-in-a-generation

With less than ten years left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the Agenda 2030, the COVID-19 pandemic has not facilitated the race against time. “The pandemic has claimed more than 2.5 million lives and caused an unprecedented

The apparel industry is perhaps the oldest and most important industry in the economic history of the western world. In fact, unidentified bird bones have been found to be used as sewing needles as early as 50,000 BC. Throughout history, humanity

In a just-published “Global Trends” report subtitled "2040: A More Contested World", produced by the National Intelligence Council (NIC) for President Biden, we learn that 20 years from now, the world will be a far hotter and more desperate place.

Climate change already affects millions of Americans, from worsening asthma and other respiratory problems to spurring destructive and costly hurricanes, wildfires, heat waves and other extreme weather. Disadvantaged and marginalized communities often bear the brunt of such devastating climate change

In the race against climate change, increasing ambition overtime is necessary to avoid catastrophic warming. However, revised commitments from parties to the Paris Agreement lack two critical components of ambitious climate action: carbon pricing and fossil fuel subsidy reform. Since the

A gust of cold air swept across the great plains of the U.S. on Feb. 14, 2021. An extreme weather abnormality had impacted up to 25 states with more than 3.3 million residents in eight of those states waking up

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