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Written by: Samantha Harrington The scientific consensus that climate change is happening and that it is human-caused is strong. Scientific investigation of global warming began in the 19th century, and by the early 2000s, this research began to coalesce into confidence...
Written by: Carlos Manuel Rodríguez Echandi and Frances Seymour Governments and businesses that embrace nature-positive policies, practices and investments stand to gain, according to a new white paper from a World Economic Forum working group on scaling investments in nature. Put together...
Written by: Paul W Thomas The conversion of forests to agricultural land is happening at a mind-boggling speed. Between 2015 and 2020, the rate of deforestation was estimated at around 10 million hectares every year. Compared to 2012, the UN’s Food and Agriculture...
Written by: Rishika Pardikar Wildlife and open-canopy ecosystems like grasslands are rarely a part of discussions surrounding climate change mitigation. Now, a new review points to interactions between wild herbivores and vegetation to show how restoration efforts could be optimized by aligning...
Written by: Kimberly White  Rihanna is stepping up to do her part to combat climate change. The musician and beauty mogul has pledged to donate $15 million to support climate justice initiatives through her Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF). In partnership with...
Written by: Johnny Wood How do you safeguard a culture that’s disappearing? This question sits at the heart of a new video game that’s helping to preserve an endangered indigenous Nordic culture. Skábma: Snowfall is a first-of-its-kind video game based around...
Written by: Kimberly White  It is no secret that fossil fuel companies have spent millions of dollars in greenwashed advertisements touting their sustainability efforts and green credentials. The fossil fuel industry has used deceptive marketing campaigns for years to reassure...
Written by: Kimberly White  The Egyptian government has chosen Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry to lead this year's UN Climate Change Conference. Egypt's Minister of Environment, Dr. Yasmine Fouad, will take on the role of COP27 Ministerial Coordinator and...
Interview with Lionel Chami, Special Advisor at the Global Pact Coalition https://youtu.be/uTCu9qdXBYQ Interview TranscriptTranscribed by Otter AI Kimberly WhiteHello and welcome to Common Home Conversations. Today we're joined by Lionel Chami, Special Advisor at the Global Pact Coalition. Thank you so much...
Written by: Elizabeth Claire Alberts The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many aspects of everyday life, including the way we work. Now, more than ever, professionals are working from home due to health and safety concerns and local restrictions. The pandemic...
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