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Catastrophe reinsurance industry suffers from another year of extreme weather
What’s happening? Extreme weather events have led to $115bn in insured losses from natural catastrophes in 2022 so far, far ...
December 9, 2022
Desalination – the future of freshwater supply?
What’s happening? Morocco's National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE) and Israel’s national water company Mekorot have signed a ...
December 2, 2022
COP27 is over – what were its successes, shortcomings, and what’s next?
What’s happening? Developing countries have celebrated a “historic” deal at the COP27 UN climate talks in Egypt for establishing a ...
November 25, 2022
Countries are over-relying on planting trees to meet climate goals
What’s happening? Countries' current climate pledges rely too much on tree planting as a means of offsetting carbon emissions, according to ...
November 14, 2022
COP27 is around the corner – what’s the state of play for climate action?
What’s happening? The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has calculated that countries’ current emissions reduction pledges will result in global warming ...
November 4, 2022
The war in Ukraine has uprooted energy markets. So will climate change
What’s happening? Energy systems are set to become more vulnerable to extreme weather, and climate change could affect global energy security ...
October 28, 2022
Corporate financial statements must consider climate risks
What’s happening? A review of 134 carbon-intensive companies by Carbon Tracker group found that 98% failed to provide evidence that ...
October 26, 2022
Unrealistic body ideals hit the economy hard
What’s happening? Body dissatisfaction and appearance-related discrimination cost the US economy more than $800bn per year, according to a report ...
October 14, 2022