A new UN report finds that countries’ emissions-reduction commitments under the Paris Agreement are falling far short of what’s needed to prevent the most dangerous impacts of climate change. It is imperative that countries that have not yet submitted their plans deliver much

More than 100 billion tons of resources enter the economy every year – everything from metals, minerals and fossil fuels to organic materials from plants and animals. Just 8.6% gets recycled and used again. Use of resources has tripled since 1970 and could double

For more than 30 years, since the UN’s 1988 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world has attempted policy solutions to combat climate change, mostly failing. Almost a decade after the IPCC was created, the Kyoto Protocol was signed as a

Air quality is not a problem that only pertains to specific areas of the world, but rather it affects us all—and most of us don't even know it. Recently, Mexico City, one of the largest cities in the Western hemisphere, had

The Dieselgate scandal that started in the United States has just moved to Europe. For the first time in history, the European Court of Justice is hearing arguments for a court case filed by cities as “concerned persons”, whereby cities

The effects of emissions on our climate and environment are only becoming more and more apparent. This will affect humans, as well as all plant and animal life on earth, in the years to come until we enable ourselves to

Depending on where you live in the world, access to energy can be either a daily given or a real question mark. Even in the age of electricity, one in five people across the globe lacks access to it, while

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