Young Black Activists Remaking the Climate Movement

In the US, you don’t have to look hard to see environmental racism and climate injustice in action. On the environmental front, race is the number one predictor of exposure to pollutants — even more so than income. After all, people of color are much more likely than White Americans to live near polluting facilities […]

TCFD ASAP: Inside the fast-evolving world of TCFD reporting

The financial sector’s seemingly sudden embrace of enhanced climate risk disclosures may have taken many by surprise, but the trend has actually been years in the making. Many of the sustainable investment bodies that have led calls for more sophisticated reporting on climate-related risks have been making their case for over a decade, while the […]

Africa: Successful Crop Innovation Is Mitigating Climate Crisis Impact

[IPS] Ibadan and Mexico City — African smallholder farmers have no choice but to adapt to climate change: 2020 was the second hottest year on record, while prolonged droughts and explosive floods are directly threatening the livelihoods of millions. By the 2030s, lack of rainfall and rising temperatures could render 40 percent of Africa’s maize-growing […]

Guest post: Health benefits of Paris climate goals could save millions of lives by 2040

On World Health Day in 2008, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that “protecting human health is the ‘bottom line’ of climate change strategies”. The WHO went on to describe climate change as “the biggest global health threat of the 21st century”. This is because – through its effects on food security, heatwaves, floods, storms, […]

Adherence to health precautions, not climate, the biggest factor driving wintertime COVID-19 outbreaks

Wintertime outbreaks of COVID-19 have been largely driven by whether people adhere to control measures such as mask wearing and social distancing, according to a study published Feb. 8 in Nature Communications by Princeton University researchers. Climate and population immunity are playing smaller roles during the current pandemic phase of the virus, the researchers found. The researchers […]

Africa: UNFPA Elevates Climate Action to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Women and Girls

[UNFPA] Johannesburg, South Africa — The impact of climate change is already being felt and is projected to intensify significantly over the next 10 years. During the Nairobi Summit in Kenya in 2019, a signature session on climate change adaptation and justice focused on the centrality of solutions driven by and aimed at safeguarding the […]