Climate change

[Book Review] Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? by Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben’s new book, Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?, tells the story of the converging trends of climate change and artificial intelligence and the impacts on human civilisation. Bill is the founder of the environmental organisation 350.org and an early writer who warned of the…

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How the financial sector is taking account of climate-related risks

This article is contributed by Jovin Hurry, who is reporting from Paris. As the ministers now negotiate the details of the COP21 Paris Agreement, some of the top key questions arising are how to finance the promised projects and what climate-related risks to shoulder. Earlier this year, G20 Finance Ministers…

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Increasing resilience is essential to secure future investment from climate change

This article is contributed by Jovin Hurry, who is reporting from Paris. A climate resilient society and economy is essential to secure hard-won development gains and to ensure that future investment is not lost to climate change. A resilient society and economy suffers little and recovers more quickly from natural…

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Cities and climate change: Mobilising investment in low-emission, climate-resilient urban infrastructure

This article is contributed by Jovin Hurry, who is reporting from Paris. Urban areas account for over 70% of energy-related CO2 emissions and the world’s cities produce almost half (37-49%) of all global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Hence, climate action in cities is…

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