As part of the European Green Deal, a radical policy framework to make the European Union (EU) climate neutral by 2050, the European Commission proposed in September 2020 to raise the 2030 greenhouse gas emission reduction target to at least 55% compared to

El Salvador, home to around six million people, is the most densely populated country in Central America. With a history of being repeatedly affected by drought, intense rain, cyclones and the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO), the isthmus connecting North

Imagine for a moment that Earth is a business. Planet Earth Ltd. is an integrated global conglomerate, providing products and services to customers all over the world. It’s been in business a long time, with such huge capital accounts that

The roster of multilateral events for this year is filling up quickly. IISD experts reveal why this leaves them cautiously optimistic. While 2021 could feature seven COPs, five summits, and five key conferences, these come with the giant caveat of immunization. Governments, civil

We’re not the first to say that 2020 was “quite a year.” The pandemic that altered nearly every facet of our lives, the wildfires burning across the western U.S., waves of social change rising around the globe, and a presidential

At a time when the world, battered by COVID-19, is watching with dismay the rocky transition from Trump to President-Elect Biden, a group of 17 world scientists reminds us that maybe all our worries are futile. What is at risk

Celebrated in her native Somalia as the Queen of Tie Dye, Nimco Adam has designed for a myriad of fast-fashion companies in the past and has recently become a pioneer of global sustainable fashion efforts. In 2020, the business woman

European leaders agreed on December 11, 2020 to slash the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% below 1990 levels by 2030. This is a significant improvement over the EU’s previous pledge of at least a 40% reduction by

What is geothermal energy and how important will it be in the clean energy transition? Engineers around the world are developing new methods of tapping into the Earth’s limitless underground supplies of heat and steam. What are the advantages and

This article is part of a media partnership with MIT Solve and was first published here. The Covid-19 pandemic has devastated communities around the world, but refugees are among the hardest hit. Refugees around the world are quarantined inside refugee camps,

Scientists have discovered large numbers of blue whales near the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia after years of exploitation, suggesting that decades of conservation efforts are paying off. The 21-day survey counted 55 animals, which was described by one cetacean specialist as

“Drain the swamp!” It was Donald Trump’s campaign metaphor for purging everything bad in Washington DC. But he got his metaphor all wrong. Swamps are good. And, while Trump may not believe much in climate change, the UN climate conference

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