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United Nations General Assembly Declares Access to a Clean and Healthy Environment a Universal...

Written by: Kimberly White  The United Nations General Assembly has recognized the right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment as a universal human right...

How to Stop Degraded Soil Damaging Food Security and the Climate

Written by: Simon Read Scientists are becoming increasingly alarmed about humanity wrecking something very fundamental to all of us: the soil under our feet. Why?...

‘Enough is Enough’ – Vatican Calls for Immediate End to Fossil Fuels, Bold Action...

Written by: Kimberly White  The Vatican is calling for an immediate phase-out of fossil fuels. A top Vatican official has signaled support for an agreement...

The Volcanic Eruption in Alaska That Rocked Ancient Egypt

Written by: Jennifer Marlon and Joseph Manning Cleopatra wouldn’t have seen the clouds of ash darken the sky from her throne in Alexandria, but the...

Global Faith Institutions Announce Multimillion-Dollar Divestment from Fossil Fuel Companies

Written by: Kimberly White  Faith institutions from around the globe are taking a stance against fossil fuels. Thirty-five faith institutions from seven countries have announced a...

Here are the Most Effective Things You Can Do to Fight Climate Change

Written by: Max Callaghan Limiting global warming to 1.5℃ above pre-industrial levels requires reaching net zero emissions by the middle of this century. This means that, in...

Ex-Fossil Workers Convert Old Oilfields to Solar Farms After ‘Rapid Upskilling’ in Alberta

Written by: Mitchell Beer A group of 15 trainees will be heading out into the field to begin converting two Alberta oilfield sites into...

Colombian President-Elect Pledges to Shift Away from Fossil Fuels, Protect Amazon Rainforest

Written by Kimberly White  The future of one of the world’s most biodiverse countries may become a little greener following a surprising electoral victory. Gustavo...

What to Expect During the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Written by: Samantha Harrington https://youtu.be/roG6zXTUPgs It’s officially hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean, and it’s expected to be an active one. In a webinar on Friday,...

5 Technologies That Will Help Make the Food System Carbon Neutral

Written by: Rene Van Acker, Evan Fraser, and Lenore Newman Globally, about one-third of all greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture and food systems. The carbon footprint...

Vanuatu’s Climate Justice Campaign Wins Support from Island States, More Than 1,500 Civil Society...

Written by: Kimberly White  Vanuatu's call for the International Court of Justice to render an advisory opinion on the issue of climate change and human...

Protecting the Central Arctic Ocean: Why the Arctic Needs to Be Considered a Global...

Interview with Inge Relph, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Global Choices https://youtu.be/PtBLdNTXe7k Interview TranscriptTranscribed by Otter AI Kimberly WhiteHello, and welcome back to Common Home Conversations. Today...

U.S. Administration Cancels Offshore Oil Leases in Alaska and Gulf Coast

Written by: Kimberly White  The U.S. Administration has nixed three oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of...

Heavy Industry Town in B.C. Embraces 100% Renewable Energy Transition

Written by: The Energy Mix A heavy industry town in British Columbia with an ingrained suspicion of government has decided to say yes to a...

Indigenous Farmers Bring Back Crops Adapted to Hot, Dry Conditions

Written by: YCC Team As the climate warms and the threat of water scarcity grows, a Native-governed nonprofit in Arizona is working to bring back...

Reptiles: Why One In Five Species Face Extinction

Written by: Louise Gentle Reptiles are cold-blooded and scaly animals, the majority of which are predators. They include some of the most deadly and venomous creatures on...

Our Common Future: The Pathway to Stockholm+50

Interview with Daniel Perell, Representative to the United Nations for the Baha'i International Community https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SNtzdBtQNU Interview TranscriptTranscribed by Otter AI Kimberly WhiteHello, and welcome back to Common...

Nature in the Race to Zero: Nature’s Role in Combatting the Climate Crisis

Climate change is no longer a threat looming in the distance for future generations. It is happening now, affecting all of us. Each year,...

Agroecology: From Traditional Practice to Top Climate Solution

Written by: Anna Lappé The satellite imagery is staggering: an Antarctic ice shelf roughly the size of New York City collapsing into the ocean. Its demise, captured...

To Make Our Wardrobes Sustainable, We Must Cut How Many New Clothes We Buy...

Written by: Samantha Sharpe, Monique Retamal, and Taylor Brydges If things don’t change fast, the fashion industry could use a quarter of the world’s remaining global carbon...

UN Human Rights Council Appoints First Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Climate Change

Written by: Kimberly White The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) has appointed climate law and policy expert Dr. Ian Fry as the world's first...

Two Native Tribes are Helping Create an Electric Vehicle ‘Pipeline’

Written by: YCC Team Members of the Red Lake Nation in Minnesota and the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in North and South Dakota have long...

Indigenous Peoples Across the Globe are Uniquely Equipped to Deal with the Climate Crisis...

Written by: Janine Mohamed, Pat Anderson, and Veronica Matthews The urgency of tackling climate change is even greater for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,...

Pathway to Hope: The Stockholm+50 Declaration

Interview with Fergus Watt, Coordinator for the Coalition for the UN We Need https://youtu.be/HZLaBMc0DSE Interview TranscriptTranscribed by Otter AI Kimberly WhiteHello and welcome to Common Home Conversations....

SHE Changes Climate: Short Film Highlights Urgent Need for Female Climate Leadership

Written by: Kimberly White  Climate change is no longer some distant threat that will only affect future generations and faraway places. The climate emergency is...

Vatican Launches Online Platform to Help Catholics Fight Climate Change

Written by: YCC Team Pope Francis called upon the world to reduce global warming in a 2015 letter known as Laudato Si’. Now the Vatican has...

The Power to Save the Planet is Inside Us All – How to Get...

Written by: Thomas S. Bateman and Michael E Mann Our species is in a race with climate change, and a lot of people want to...

Scientists Agree: Climate Change is Real and Caused by People

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...

How Our Economy Could Become More ‘Nature-positive’

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...

How a Humble Mushroom Could Save Forests and Fight Climate Change

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...

Large Herbivores May Improve an Ecosystem’s Carbon Persistence

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...

Rihanna’s Foundation Pledges $15 Million to Support Climate Justice Movement

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...

This Video Game is Helping Preserve an Indigenous Culture. Here’s How

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...

Hundreds of Scientists Call on PR and Ad Agencies to Stop Greenwashing, Drop Fossil...

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...

Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Tapped to Lead COP27 Climate Talks

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...

Using the Tool of Law to Reclaim the Right to a Healthy Environment

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...

Study: Shifting Conferences Online Could Result in Slashing Carbon Footprint and Energy Use by...

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...

The Space AI Keeping Tabs on COP26 Carbon Pledges

Written by: Douglas Broom At the COP26 climate conference last month, world leaders pledged to stop and reverse the loss of the world’s forests by 2030....

We Are All in This Together: Veganuary Launches New PSA to Encourage Everyone to...

Written by: Kimberly White  A new PSA from Veganuary is calling for everyone to do their part to combat climate change through diet change. The...

Solar and Crop Production Research Shows ‘Multi-solving’ Climate Benefits

Written by: Martín Bonzi and Sarah Spengeman Stabilizing the climate demands a rapid transition to 100 percent carbon-free power, which will require large increases in...

Why It’s Time to Make Ecocide a Crime: For the Sake of Its Victims

Written by: Rachel Killean In November, the world’s first global citizens’ assembly – made up of 100 people chosen by lottery from around the world – declared...

56% of Oil and Gas Workers Want Renewables Jobs as Fossils’ Recruitment Woes Grow

Written by: Mitchell Beer Oil and gas workers around the world are getting set to vote with their feet, with more than half of...

Why Protecting the Okefenokee Swamp Matters for the Climate

Written by: YCC Team Along the Georgia-Florida border, the vast Okefenokee Swamp is home to alligators, tortoises, otters, and hundreds of fish and bird species. “There’s...

Why the Fate of Our Planet’s Environment Depends on the State of Its Soil

Written by: Duncan Cameron In 1937, Franklin Roosevelt, then president of the US, wrote to state governors in the wake of the “dust bowl” catastrophe,...

Alaska Native Villages Band Together to Keep the Yukon River’s Wild Salmon Afloat

Written by: Maia Wikler It’s nearly 2 in the morning and the sun is just beginning to set as Ben Stevens navigates the braided channels...

Deforestation Can Raise Local Temperatures By Up to 4.5℃ – and Heat Untouched Areas...

Written by: Sally Thompson, Débora Corrêa, John Duncan, and Octavia Crompton Forests directly cool the planet, like natural evaporative air conditioners. So what happens when...

Governments Launch Landmark Alliance to Phase Out Oil and Gas

Written by: Kimberly White Governments from around the globe have joined together to kickstart the end of oil and gas. A landmark alliance of national...

How Climate Change Threatens Pregnant Women and Their Fetuses

Written by: Cara Korte World leaders turned their focus to gender Tuesday at the U.N. global climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland. Globally, women are more vulnerable to...

How to Address the Climate Crisis? 5 Young People Share their Solutions

Written by: Sophia Simmons As world leaders meet at the Conference of the Parties 26 (COP26) in Glasgow, how are young people addressing the many...

Pope Francis: World Leaders Must Show Political Will, Not Defer Action on Climate Change

Written by: Brian Roewe Addressing the U.N. climate summit with his pen rather than in person, Pope Francis called on world leaders assembled here to...

More Than 100 Nations Pledge to Halt Deforestation by 2030

Written by: Kimberly White More than 100 nations have pledged to end deforestation by 2030 in a landmark agreement.  During COP26, leaders from around the globe...

COP26: A Four-minute Guide by a Climate Scientist

Written by: Richard Hodgkins COP26, which is taking place in Glasgow, is the latest in a series of meetings through which the world’s governments attempt...

UN Secretary-General: Humanity’s Addiction to Fossil Fuels is Killing Us

Written by: Kimberly White As COP26 revs up, UN Secretary-General António Guterres had a strong message for world leaders: humanity is digging our own grave.  On...

An Inside Look at the World’s Most Crucial Climate Conference

The world’s most important climate conference has officially begun. World leaders, NGOs, corporations, and activists are gathering in Glasgow to discuss the impacts of...

Glasgow Showdown: Pacific Islands Demand Global Leaders Bring Action, Not Excuses, to UN Summit

Written by: Wesley Morgan The Pacific Islands are at the frontline of climate change. But as rising seas threaten their very existence, these tiny nation...

Dinosaur Calls on World Leaders to Stop Making Excuses, End Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Written by: Kimberly White  The UN General Assembly Hall in New York has been taken over by a dinosaur with a message for world leaders:...

Plastics To Surpass Coal in U.S. Carbon Emissions by 2030

Written by: Elizabeth Claire Alberts Plastics will outpace coal plants in the U.S. by 2030 in terms of their contributions to climate change, according to...

$11 Million Per Minute in Fossil Subsidies ‘Add Fuel to the Fire’, IMF Study...

Written by: The Energy Mix The coal, oil, and gas industries received US$5.9 trillion in worldwide subsidies in 2020—a mind-bending $11.2 million per minute, every...

What is ‘Eco-Anxiety’ and How Can We Ease Young People’s Fears for the Planet?

Written by: Kate Whiting Images of wildfires scorching trees, hurricanes flattening houses and flash floods upturning cars are the very real - and more frequent...

Stockholm+49: Make 2022 a Game Changer

It has been nearly fifty years since the historic UN Conference on the Environment in Stockholm. The 1972 conference was the first of its...

Global Coal Plant Projects Down 76% Since 2015

Written by: The Energy Mix The global pipeline of new coal plant projects has shrunk 76 percent since 2015, a new analysis shows, putting many...

It Is Time to Change the Rules of the Game: Making Ecocide an International...

https://youtu.be/YOSq9PtejUA Interview TranscriptTranscribed by Otter AI Kimberly WhiteHello and welcome to Common Home Conversations. Today we're joined by Jojo Mehta, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Stop...

Nobel Prize: Why Climate Modellers Deserved the Physics Award – They’ve Been Proved Right...

Written by: Dr. Pushp Raj Tiwari This year’s Nobel prize in physics has been split between Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi. While Parisi...

How the “Best Accidental Climate Treaty” Stopped Runaway Climate Change

Written by: Jenessa Duncombe The international treaty that phased out the production of ozone-depleting chemicals has prevented between 0.65°C and 1°C of global warming, according...

7 Countries Launch Initiative to End New Coal Power

Written by: Kimberly White  Countries from around the world are calling for an end to new coal power.  During the UN General Assembly, a coalition of...

Vanuatu Launches Campaign to Seek International Court of Justice Opinion on Climate Change and...

Written by: Kimberly White  The government of Vanuatu has launched an international campaign to seek an advisory opinion on the issue of climate change and...

U.S. Pledges to Double International Climate Finance

Written by: Kimberly White The United States has pledged to double its international climate finance contribution.  The U.S. initially committed to a contribution of $5.7 billion...

Siberia’s Wildfires Dwarf All Others on the Globe Combined

Written by: Stephanie Parker This summer, severe consequences of climate change were felt around the world: tornadoes, hurricanes, flash floods and wildfires. In Russia, for example, 2021 has been...

Hollywood Climate Summit: Entertainment Industry Joins Together to Address the Climate Crisis

The entertainment industry is coming together to address the climate emergency. The Hollywood Climate Summit has officially kicked off its four-day interactive conference.  Presented by...

G20 Urgently Needs to Step Up Climate Leadership Now

Written by: Kimberly White  It is time for the world’s main emitters to do more to tackle the climate emergency. New research from the United...

Circularity and The Race to Zero: How a Circular Economy Could Help Combat the...

The countdown is on for the Exponential Climate Action Summit: Circularity and The Race to Zero, a global broadcast focused on the challenges, opportunities,...

This Is Why It’s Good Business to Invest in Nature Conservation

Written by: Johnny Wood Unsustainable economic growth has had devastating consequences for ecosystems that are under threat from climate change, species extinction and water insecurity....

Over 2,000 Scientists and Academics Call for World Leaders to Negotiate a Treaty to...

Written by: Kimberly White  Scientists and academics across the globe have joined together in a call to phase out coal, oil, and gas.  More than 2,000...

Specifically Tailored Action Plans Combat Heat Waves in India

Written by: Deepa Padmanaban Unprecedented heat waves swept through Canada, the United States, and northern India this year, claiming hundreds of lives. These heat waves...

Harvard Moves to Divest from All Fossil Fuels

Written by: Kimberly White  Harvard University is moving away from the fossil fuel industry.  After years of pressure from activists, the Ivy League university will divest...

Canada Announces $340 Million Investment to Support Indigenous-led Conservation

Written by: Kimberly White The Government of Canada has announced a substantial new investment to support Indigenous-led conservation.  The Canadian government will provide up to $340...

African Tropical Mountain Forests Store Far More Carbon Than Previously Thought – New Research

Written by: Aida Cuní Sanchez, Martin Sullivan, and Phil Platts Tropical forests are well known for being the “lungs” of our planet. Through photosynthesis, the trees in...

U.N. Science Panel Releases Initial Findings of Upcoming Overview of the Amazon

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Natasha Vizcarra An international panel of 200 scientists has called for a halt to deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, saying the...

U.S. Administration Sued Following Decision to Open 80 Million Acres for the Nation’s Largest...

Written by: Kimberly White Environmental groups have joined together to challenge a controversial decision to lease out millions of acres of public waters for oil...

11,000-year-old Solution to Modern Problem: Ancient Potato Could Thrive in Changing Climate

Written by: Alastair Lee Bitsóí With drought a persistent problem in the Southwest, Hopi/Tewa seed keeper Valerie Nuvayestewa has eagerly joined the effort to bring...

Ingmar Rentzhog- Together We Are the Solution: How Social Media Can Help Us Solve...

https://youtu.be/O6qBlTQBwxw Interview TranscriptTranscribed by Otter AI Kimberly WhiteHello and welcome to The Planetary Podcast. Today we are joined by Ingmar Rentzhog, Founder of We Don't Have...

Leida Rijnhout: To Achieve Environmental Justice, We Need a Level Playing Field

https://youtu.be/Ii3DbR1YNL4 Interview TranscriptTranscribed by Otter AI Kimberly WhiteHello and welcome to Common Home Conversations. Today we're joined by Leida Rijnhout, environmental justice expert and an Associate...

‘Code Red for Humanity’: New IPCC Report Provides Stark Reminder on the Climate Crisis...

Written by: Kimberly White  Humankind has caused unprecedented warming and irreversibly altered the planet, according to a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...

Climate Is More Than A Concern, It Is A Common Heritage

Written by: Kimberly White  Climate change is no longer just a threat to future generations or some far away place. It is happening now, and...

Indigenous Communities Receive Less Than 1% of Climate Mitigation Aid, Report Finds

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Augusta Dwyer Even though Indigenous communities protect some of the most critically important forest ecosystems, conserving a wealth of the...

Scientists Understood Physics of Climate Change in the 1800s – Thanks to a Woman...

Written by: Sylvia G. Dee Long before the current political divide over climate change, and even before the U.S. Civil War (1861-1865), an American scientist...

Four Ways to Tackle the Climate and Biodiversity Crises Simultaneously

Written by: Pete Smith, Camille Parmesan, and Mark Maslin A landmark report by the world’s most senior climate and biodiversity scientists argues that the world will have to tackle the climate...

Greenland Halts New Oil and Gas Exploration to Combat Climate Change

Written by: Kimberly White  Greenland has suspended all new oil and gas exploration in an effort to combat climate change and focus on sustainable development.  The...

Nature Protection is a ‘Win-Win’ for Biodiversity and Economy, Could Prevent Nearly $3 Trillion...

Written by: Kimberly White  Nature protection policies are beneficial for both biodiversity and economies, according to a new report from the World Bank. The World...

María Espinosa and Izabella Teixeira: Humankind Needs to Promote Inclusive Development with Nature, Address...

https://www.youtube.com/embed/d8bQvEa7uCA Interview TranscriptTranscribed by Otter AI Kimberly WhiteHello and welcome back to Common Home Conversations for part II of our discussion with María Espinosa, President of...

Season 2 Trailer | Common Home Conversations Pathway to 2022

https://youtu.be/E3Qs4MlxDHw Transcript Our planet faces a myriad of catastrophic environmental challenges- climate change, widespread biodiversity loss, overexploitation of resources, air pollution, sea-level rise, extreme weather,...

Why Are Women More Vulnerable to Flooding in India?

Written by: Deepa Padmanaban In India, floods are the most frequently occurring natural hazard, accounting for 47 percent of all natural disasters and claiming 1,700 lives per year on...

How Colonialism’s Legacy Makes it Harder for Countries to Escape Poverty and Fossil Fuels...

Written by: Patrick Greiner While fossil fuels were powering wealthy nations’ economic growth in the 19th and 20th centuries, many countries across the Global South...

Maria Espinosa and Izabella Teixeira: We Need a New Relationship Between Humankind and Nature

https://youtu.be/n80OB_qJmdU Interview TranscriptTranscribed by Otter AI Kimberly WhiteHello and welcome to Common Home Conversations. Today we're joined by María Espinosa, President of the 73rd Session of...

How a Great Green Wall Could Help Africa Combat Climate Change

Written by: Elvis Paul Tangem and Elvis Lyonga Edimo The Great Green Wall initiative is a reforestation project that aims to transform the lives of millions living...

Gabon Becomes First African Nation to Be Rewarded for Rainforest Protection, Receives $17 Million...

Written by: Kimberly White Gabon has been rewarded for its commitment to reduce deforestation and combat the climate emergency.  Gabon has received $17 million for the...

Climate Change: What G7 Leaders Could Have Said – But Didn’t

Written by: Myles Allen The four-day G7 summit in Cornwall ended with little cause for celebration from anyone worried about climate change. Most of the...

Wales Goes Green with Welsh National Forest Plan

Written by: Emily Withers A year ago the first minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, announced a big step forward towards a more verdant and accessible...

What the Documentation of 1.8 Billion Trees in West Africa Means for Climate Change...

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Augusta Dwyer An international team of scientists has found an abundance of trees – more than 1.8 billion – in...

Shell Held Accountable for Role in Climate Emergency, Ordered to Slash Emissions 45 percent...

Written by: Kimberly White  Royal Dutch Shell is being held accountable for its role in perpetuating the climate crisis.  A Dutch court ruled that Royal Dutch...

Farming without disturbing soil could cut agriculture’s climate impact by 30% – new research

Written by: Sacha Mooney, Hannah Victoria Cooper, and Sofie Sjogersten Perhaps because there are no chimney stacks belching smoke, the contribution of the world’s farms...

Hawaii Becomes First U.S. State to Declare a Climate Emergency

Written by: Kimberly White The state of Hawaii has made history as the first U.S. state to declare a climate emergency. The state Legislature has...

US Intelligence Warns of Dire Climate Consequences that Biotech Could Ease

Written by: Joseph Opoku Gakpo Though climate change is likely to exacerbate food and water shortages for poor countries, increase migration, precipitate new health challenges...

Life in a Remote Alaskan Community on the Front Line of Climate Change

Written by: Connor Dunleavy  The world’s high-latitude regions experience climate change at a rate twice as fast as the rest of the world. Nowhere is...

How Scientists are Restoring Boreal Peatlands to Help Keep Carbon in the Ground

Written by: Bin Xu Peatlands are one of the most valuable terrestrial ecosystems in our fight against climate change. These deep layers of partially decayed...

Protecting the Ocean is Key to Fighting Climate Change

Written by: Enric Sala 2021 ought to be the “super year” for nature, where we collectively agree on how to deal with the greatest risk to humanity:...

Cities Must Cut Their ‘Consumption Emissions’ – Here’s How

Written by: Joe Blakey and Jana Wendler Almost every city now has some form of climate target. For instance Manchester, in northern England, aims to...

FFAR and CIMMYT Pair Up to Protect Wheat from Ravages of Climate Change

Written by: Cornell Alliance for Science In a bid to help one of the world’s most important cereal crops survive hotter, drier conditions, the Foundation...

Increased Investment in Tree Nursery Infrastructure Essential to U.S. Reforestation Efforts to Combat Climate...

Written by: Mike Gaworecki Restoring forests in areas where they once stood is an important step toward halting climate change. It helps to ensure a...

Podcast- John Hewson: These are the Top 10 Megarisks to Civilization

https://youtu.be/oGy4stoloQ8 Interview TranscriptTranscribed by Otter AI Kimberly WhiteHello and welcome to The Planetary Podcast. Today we are joined by Dr. John Hewson, former leader of the...

These 3 World Heritage Marine Sites Store Billions of Tonnes of CO2

Written by: Victoria Masterson Protected marine sites around Australia are crucial for capturing and storing of greenhouse gases, according to a new UNESCO report. The findings...

Lessons Learned From a Decade of REDD+ in Guyana

Courtesy of Forests News Written by: Gloria Pallares Guyana, meaning “land of water,” is one of the smallest, most densely forested countries in South America. It is...

Dig This: A Tiny Echidna Moves 8 Trailer-loads of Soil a Year, Helping Tackle...

Written by: David John Eldridge After 200 years of European farming practices, Australian soils are in poor shape – depleted of nutrients and organic matter, including carbon....

This California City is the First in the United States to Ban New Gas...

Written by: Kimberly White  The City of Petaluma, California, is cracking down on fossil fuels. In an effort to curb emissions and accelerate the city’s...

NASA Appoints First Climate Advisor

Written by: Kimberly White NASA has created a new role to achieve the agency’s climate science objectives set out by the current U.S. Administration. The...

Climate Campaigners Enlist Football Fans in Support

Written by: Alex Kirby For many football fans − British ones, at least − no match day is complete without its traditional fuel: a (meat)...

Sowing Seeds of Food Security in Africa

Written by: Catherine Nakalembe, Christina Justice, Hannah Kerner, Christopher Justice, and Inbal Becker-Reshef Food security is one of the most pressing issues, if not the...

Taking Care of Business: The Private Sector is Waking Up to Nature’s Value

Written by: Megan C. Evans For many businesses, climate change is an existential threat. Extreme weather can disrupt operations and supply chains, spelling disaster for both...

A New Initiative Could Make Cities More Biodiverse: Here’s How

Written by: Børge Brende and Ivan Duque The need to transform the relationship between cities and nature has become ever more urgent. Over half of the...

New Mangrove Forest Mapping Tool Puts Conservation in Reach of Coastal Communities

Written by: Trevor Gareth Jones Mangroves are salt-tolerant plants found in intertidal areas throughout much of the world’s tropical and subtropical coastlines. Mangrove ecosystems are highly...

Structuring Climate Finance to Benefit Women and Alleviate Poverty

Courtesy of Forests News Written by: Julie Mollins Tackling climate change requires large-scale financial investments into adaptation and mitigation activities. Known as “climate finance” under the U.N....

President Biden Recommits United States to Paris Agreement

Written by: Kimberly White  The United States of America is returning to the Paris Agreement.  Hours after assuming office, President Joe Biden signed an executive order...

Great Green Wall Initiative Receives More Than $14 Billion Boost to Green the Sahel

Written by: Kimberly White  Africa's Great Green Wall Initiative has received a significant funding boost.  During the One Planet Summit for Biodiversity, the initiative garnered financial...

Global North Is Responsible for 92% of Excess Emissions

Written by: Rishika Pardikar The United States is responsible for 40 percent of the climate breakdown the world is experiencing today, and the European Union...

Redefining Global Commons in the Anthropocene

Written by: Paulo Magalhães, Ana Barreira, Diana Chácon, Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, Earl James, Magnus Jiborn, Sara Moreno Pires, Richard Ponzio, Izabella Teixeira, and...

Coffee: Here’s the Carbon Cost of Your Daily Cup – and How to Make...

Written by: Mark Maslin and Carmen Nab For many of us, coffee is essential. It allows us to function in the morning and gives a...

Veganuary: Jane Goodall and Sir Paul McCartney Urge People to Try Vegan This Month...

Written by: Kimberly White  International superstars, politicians, NGOs, and businesses have come together in a global campaign calling on people to kick off 2021 by...

The Start-up That Believes Seaweed Can Change the World

Written by: Karen Scofield Seal Demand for plant-based food and nutrition is growing. According to recent retail sales data, grocery sales of plant-based foods in place...

Egypt’s Farmers Face Climate Impacts with New Agricultural Methods

Written by: Rahma Diaa After Egyptian farmer Muhammad El-Desouki lost more than half of his tomato crop to a long heatwave, he no longer thinks about climate...

Climate Change is Resulting in Profound, Immediate and Worsening Health Impacts, Over 120 Researchers...

Written by: Celia McMichael, Ilan Kelman, Shouro Dasgupta, and Sonja Ayeb-Karlsson Climate change is resulting in profound, immediate and worsening health impacts, and no country...

Podcast: Catch Up on This Year’s Episodes

Common Home Conversations Beyond UN75 will return on January 13th. Until then, be sure to catch up on this year's episodes! Episodes are available now...

This Company Pays You Back for Planting Trees

Written by: Victoria Masterson A company based in Copenhagen, Denmark, hopes to turn 500,000 people and 10,000 businesses into tree owners by 2030. Inspired by the...

Over 400 Female Climate Leaders Sign Open Letter Calling for Stronger Female Representation in...

Written by: Kimberly White Female climate leaders from around the globe are calling for greater accountability and transparency on gender equality in the COP26 leadership...

Canadian Government Commits Nearly $4 billion for Nature-Based Climate Solutions

Written by: Kimberly White Canada is stepping up its investments in nature-based solutions to combat climate change.  In its Fall Economic Statement, the Government of Canada...

António Guterres: “We are at war with nature and we have to make peace”

Written by: Manuel Planelles 2020 was to be the turning point in the international fight against climate change. But the pandemic forced the climate summit to be held...

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden Names John Kerry as Climate Envoy

Written by: Kimberly White One of the leading architects of the Paris Climate Agreement is returning to government to combat climate change. U.S. President-elect Joe...

Fighting Climate Change: Cheaper Than ‘Business as Usual’ and Better for the Economy

Written by: Dana Nuccitelli The often-repeated and seldom-challenged view that climate change solutions are expensive and uneconomical has long dampened public support in the U.S....

Leading by Doing – Pakistani PM Imran Khan on the Urgent Need for Climate...

Written by: Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan Climate change is one of the defining global challenges faced by our generation. It has far-reaching adverse...

Europe Targets 100 Climate-Neutral Cities by 2030

Written by: James Dacey More people are moving to cities. Some forecasts predict that two thirds of the world’s population will live in urban areas by the...

United Kingdom Moves Up Ban on Petrol and Diesel Cars to 2030

Written by: Kimberly White  The United Kingdom has moved up its ban on new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2035. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has...

How Building with Nature Can Lead a Green Recovery for Our Coasts

Written by: Ghislaine Llewellyn In Japan, it is traditionally believed that “the forest calls the fish”. This is a more romantic way of explaining how...

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden Pledges to Rejoin Paris Agreement on First Day

Written by: Kimberly White The United States began the one-year process to leave the Paris Agreement last year and officially withdrew on November 4th. The...

Jellies Transfer a Significant Amount of Carbon to the Deep Ocean

Written by: Rachel Fritts New research suggests jellies play a more valuable role in food webs and carbon storage than scientists previously thought. A new study in the...

Nitrogen Fertilizers are Jeopardizing Climate Goals, New Study Finds

Written by: Cornell Alliance for Science The expanding use of nitrogen fertilizers in agriculture is pushing nitrous oxide emissions to levels that jeopardize climate goals...

Respect for Indigenous Land Rights Key in Fight Against Climate Change

Courtesy of Forests News Written by: Monica Evans Although research demonstrates the benefits – for people and forests – of secure land and resource rights, these...

These 12 Major Cities Have Committed to Divesting from Fossil Fuels

Written by: Kimberly White Mayors from around the globe have pledged to shift away from fossil fuels in an effort to accelerate momentum toward a...

Oxfam: The World’s Poor Suffer Disproportionately from Carbon Emissions Generated by the Rich

Written by: Joseph Opoku Gakpo The world’s poor and marginalized people are suffering the most from climate change impacts, though they contribute the least to...

Lentils Can Feed the World- and Save Wildlife Too

Written by: Tim Radford US scientists have worked out how to feed nine billion people and save wildlife from extinction, both at the same time –...

World’s Largest Carbon Emitter Calls for Green Recovery, Commits to Carbon Neutrality

Written by: Kimberly White  China has pledged to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. In a shocking move, President Xi Jinping unveiled the nation’s long-term climate...

COVID-19: The Cities Leading a Greener and Fairer Recovery

Written by: Giuseppe Sala The global COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense suffering, throwing the global economy into upheaval and bringing hardship to many, including the...

Google Sets Goal to Become Carbon-Free by 2030

Written by: Kimberly White Google is taking another step in its sustainability journey. Google CEO Sundar Pichai has announced that the company aims to become...

Wildfires and Weather Extremes: It’s Not Coincidence, It’s Climate Change

Written by: Jeff Berardelli Right on the heels of arguably the West Coast's most intense heat wave in modern history comes the most ferocious flare-up of catastrophic...

Restoring Forests Can Reduce Greenhouse Gases

Written by: Tim Radford There is one straightforward way to reduce greenhouse gases: by taking better care of the world’s natural forests. European and US scientists...

All Hail the Rise of the Climate-Smart Potato

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Sandra Cordon The potential of the potato has only just begun to be realized. Some 368 million metric tons of potatoes were harvested globally...

Virtual Island Summit: Zero Carbon Conference to Connect Thousands of Islanders from Around the...

Written by: Kimberly White  Islanders from around the globe are coming together for the Virtual Island Summit. From September 7th through 13th, speakers and attendees...

Mexico City Wins One Planet City Challenge, Recognized for Ambitious Climate Action

Written by: Kimberly White  Mexico City has been recognized for its work to combat the climate crisis. WWF has announced that Mexico City is the Global...

How Carbon-Smart Farming Can Feed Us and Fight Climate Change at the Same Time

Written by: Poornima Parameswaran Farmers are the stewards of our planet’s precious soil, one of the least understood and untapped defenses against climate change. Because...

Report: Existing Solutions Could Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change

Written by: Sarah Kennedy It’s possible to avoid catastrophic climate change by ramping up solutions that already exist today. That’s the conclusion of a recent report...

BP Pledges to Cut Oil and Gas Production 40% by 2030, Invest Billions in...

Written by: Kimberly White BP has announced it will cut oil and gas production 40 percent over the next decade.  The announcement follows the oil giant's...

In a World First, Australian University Builds Own Solar Farm to Offset 100% of...

Written by: Jake Whitehead, Andrew Wilson, Peta Ashworth, Saphira Rekker, and Tapan K Saha Limiting global warming to well below 2℃ this century requires carbon emissions to...

Apple Commits to 100% Carbon Neutrality By 2030

Written by: Kimberly White  Apple is stepping up its climate commitments. The tech giant has pledged to achieve total carbon neutrality by 2030. While Apple...

People are Planting Tiny Urban Forests to Boost Biodiversity and Fight Climate Change

Written by: Alex Thornton How much space do you think you need to grow a forest? If your answer is bigger than a couple of tennis...

New York City Paints Rooftops White to Help Residents Stay Cool

Written by: Stephanie Manuzak On hot days in New York City, residents swelter when they’re outside and in their homes. The heat is not just...

Two Australian Cities Go 100% Renewable

Written by: Kimberly White  Two Australian cities are now powered using 100 percent renewable energy. The City of Sydney and the City of Adelaide have...

Clean Ships Needed Now to Cut Polluting Emissions

Written by: Kieran Cooke The shipping industry is in urgent need of a makeover: while limited attempts are being made to lessen polluting emissions of...

City Compost Programs Turn Garbage Into ‘Black Gold’ That Boosts Food Security and Social...

Written by: Kristen DeAngelis, Gwynne Mhuireach, and Sue Ishaq Almost overnight, the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed many Americans’ relationships with food. To relieve some of...

Arctic Records Its Highest Temperature Ever

Written by: Jeff Berardelli Alarming heat scorched Siberia on Saturday as the small town of Verkhoyansk (67.5°N latitude) reached 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, 32 degrees above...

Amazon Announces New $2 Billion Fund to Invest in Sustainable Technologies

Written by: Kimberly White  Amazon has launched its $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund. Through the fund, Amazon aims to bolster the development of sustainable technologies...

226 South Korean Local Governments Declare Climate Emergency

Written by: Kimberly White  Local governments in South Korea have declared a climate emergency. Representing 98 percent of South Korean governments, 226 local governments have...

New Jersey Becomes First U.S. State to Require Schools to Teach Climate Change

Written by: Kimberly White  New Jersey schools will now be required to teach students about climate change.  The New Jersey State Board of Education has adopted...

New Institutional Arrangements in Climate Mitigation Programs Show Promise in Peruvian Amazon

Courtesy of Forests News Written by: Julie Mollins Indigenous federations and the Peruvian government are confronting obstacles caused by conflicts over land-tenure rights to implement effective climate...

Race to Zero: Global Campaign Calls for Resilient, Zero Carbon Recovery

Written by: Kimberly White Companies, cities, investors, and civil society have joined together in pursuit of a resilient, zero carbon recovery.  Led by the UNFCCC's Champions...

Colorado College Achieves Carbon Neutrality

Written by: Jan Ellen Spiegel This year, Colorado College met a goal it set in 2009 to become carbon neutral. It’s one of a small...

Coral Reefs That Glow Bright Neon During Bleaching Offer Hope for Recovery – New...

Written by: Jörg Wiedenmann and Cecilia D'Angelo Ocean heatwaves cause vast coral bleaching events almost every year due to climate change, threatening reefs around the...

BNP Paribas Accelerates Coal Phase Out for OECD Countries

Written by: Kimberly White  BNP Paribas is accelerating its timeline for a complete coal phase-out.  In 2019, the bank announced its 2030 target cut-off date for...

Intact Forests Can Retain High Levels of Carbon in High Temperatures, Study Shows

Courtesy of Forests News Written by: Julie Mollins Projecting how the planet will react to environmental change as the atmosphere warms is no straightforward matter. In a new...

Google Pledges to No Longer Build Custom AI for Oil and Gas Extraction

Written by: Kimberly White Google has pledged to no longer build custom artificial intelligence (AI) tools for oil and gas companies to extract fossil fuels...

Global Coalition of Faith Institutions Divests More than £1 Billion from Fossil Fuels

Written by: Kimberly White A global coalition of faith institutions has come together to combat the climate crisis.  Faith groups from around the globe announced their...

Houston Commits to 100% Renewable Energy in Step Toward Carbon Neutrality

Written by: Kimberly White  The City of Houston has committed to 100 percent renewable energy. Mayor Sylvester Turner announced that the city has teamed up...

A Leading Scientist’s Transition from Climate Science to Solutions

Written by: Dana Nuccitelli Dr. Kim Cobb is an award-winning climate scientist at Georgia Tech and a lead author of the next Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...

Global Fossil Fuel Demand’s ‘Staggering’ Fall

Written by: Kieran Cooke One of the pillars of industrial society is tottering: global fossil fuel demand is buckling, with only renewable energy expected to...

It’s a Galloping Goodbye to Europe’s Coal

Written by: Kieran Cooke The energy that has powered a continent for several hundred years, driving its industry, fighting its wars and keeping its people...

Local Governance, City Development, and Transportation- Earth Day Week Conference Day 5

https://youtu.be/P-V7wBxnaf8 A global challenge...with local solutions. The fight against climate change is not only fought on the international stage. It is in equal measure fought...

Food and Agriculture- Earth Day Week Conference Day 4

https://youtu.be/pDImA1c_-PY Agriculture is part of the problem – and part of the solution. The agricultural sector is a huge emitter of greenhouse gases but also...

Big Ideas and Education- Earth Day Week Conference Day 3

https://youtu.be/KK2ZtCt4Ylk 50 years ago, the Earth Day movement was born. In 2018 on Earth Day, We Don’t Have Time hosted the first-ever public, free, no-fly,...

Papua Mangroves Could Help Indonesia Coast to Climate Targets

Courtesy of Forests News Written by: Julie Mollins The characteristics of mangroves in a range of ecosystems – from undisturbed natural settings to areas where...

Circular Economy and Consumption- Earth Day Week Conference Day 2

https://youtu.be/8y5DFE70tTM In the developed world, consumption-based emissions make up a huge part of the total footprint. The Anthropocene is inextricably linked to ideals of material affluence and...

Climate Finance- Earth Day Week Conference Day 1

https://youtu.be/qu70c0WKrRQ The finance industry holds, many would claim, the key to securing the transition to a fossil-free society. Solutions need funding to scale exponentially, and...

Peatland Restoration Could Prevent Nearly 400 Million Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide Each Year

Written by: Kimberly White  Restoring one of the world's rarest habitats could prevent the release of 394 million tonnes of carbon dioxide.  Peatlands are a type...

World’s Largest Online Climate Conference Announced to Mark 50th Anniversary of World’s First Earth...

The countdown begins for what is shaping up to the be the biggest climate conference of 2020. From April 20th through 25th, around 100...

Aggressive Action to Address Climate Change Could Save the World $145 Trillion

Written by: Dana Nuccitelli A respected research group, Project Drawdown, finds that deploying solutions consistent with meeting the Paris climate targets would cost tens of trillions...

Climate Week NYC Not Postponed, Will Go On as Planned in September

Written by: Kimberly White Climate Week NYC will take place as scheduled in September.  The Climate Group announced that despite COVID-19, Climate Week NYC will still...

Helping Alaskan Communities Facing Climate Risks

Written by: Randy Showstack Darlene Tocktoo Turner fondly recalls growing up in Shishmaref, Alaska, a community on Sarichef Island, just north of the Bering Strait....

Universities Form Global Alliance to Tackle Climate Crisis

Written by: Kimberly White  Universities from around the globe have joined together to form a new global alliance to tackle the climate crisis.  Facilitated by the...

How the Middle East is Shifting to a Sustainable Future

Written by: Sunil Kaushal The urgency of addressing climate change has driven investors to put sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices at the...

COP26 Postponed Until 2021 Due to Global COVID-19 Pandemic

Written by: Kimberly White The UN Climate Change Conference has officially been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Originally set to take place in Glasgow...

Ecosystems Containing “Irrecoverable Carbon” Must be Protected to Avoid Climate Catastrophe Says New Study

Written by: Kimberly White New research spearheaded by Conservation International has identified key land areas in need of protection to avoid catastrophic climate change. Published...

Global Farmland is Expanding Due to Climate Change- What Does this Mean for the...

Written by: Evelyn Smail The changing climate is transforming the global agricultural landscape. As our planet heats, areas suitable for growing key crops such as rice,...

New Zealand Pledges $2 Million to Help Relocate Fijians Displaced by Climate Change

Written by: Kimberly White The government of New Zealand is pledging $2 million to help relocate Fijian communities displaced by the climate crisis.  Fiji is comprised...

Recipe for Slowing Species Loss and Cutting Extinction Risk in Half

Courtesy of Forests News Written by: Julie Mollins Limiting climate change to 2 degrees Celsius and conserving 30 percent of terrestrial area could halve the...

Old Batteries Can Be Source of New Energy

Written by: Kieran Cooke Driving an electric-powered vehicle (EV) rather than one reliant on fossil fuels is a key way to tackle climate change and...

Jeff Bezos Launches Bezos Earth Fund, Pledges $10 Billion to Fight Climate Crisis

Written by: Kimberly White Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has announced that he is committing $10 billion to help tackle the climate crisis through the launch...

5 Ways Families Can Help Tackle Climate Change

Written by: Greg McDermid, Joule A Bergerson, and Sheri Madigan Hidden among all of the troubling environmental headlines from 2019 — and let’s face it, there...

United Kingdom to Ban Petrol, Diesel, and Hybrid Cars By 2035

Written by: Kimberly White  The UK government is phasing out petrol, diesel, and hybrid cars by 2035. The sale of new petrol and diesel cars...

The Carbon Sequestration Powers of the Near-Extinct Forest Elephant

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Augusta Dwyer As they move through the rainforest munching plants and shouldering aside small trees, Africa’s forest elephant might...

Climate Crisis: The Countryside Could be Our Greatest Ally- if We Can Reform Farming

Written by: Ian Boyd Around 20% of the UK’s farms account for 80% of the country’s total food production, and they do this on about...

A New Global Platform to Unleash Entrepreneurs on the World’s Toughest Problems

Written by: Sean Fleming The challenges facing the world are overwhelming, from the climate crisis to stubborn rates of poverty, inequality and ill health. But what...

Microsoft Pledges to be Carbon Negative by 2030

Written by: Kimberly White  Microsoft has announced an ambitious new goal to reduce and remove its carbon footprint. The tech giant has pledged to remove...

Management of Intact Forestlands by Indigenous Peoples Key to Protecting Climate

Courtesy of Forests News Written by: Julie Mollins Indigenous Peoples have had a track record of managing landscapes sustainably for millennia. However, incursions into their...

In the Future There Will be More Rain, but Less Water, in the Nile...

Written by: Ethan D. Coffel and Justin S. Mankin The Nile – the world’s longest river – runs through 11 countries in Africa and has a basin that covers...

Climate Change: Bees are Disorientated by Flowers’ Changing Scents

Written by: Coline Jaworski, Benoît Geslin, and Catherine Fernandez Coffee, apples, honey – were it not for the precious work of pollinators, countless things that we...

Goldman Sachs Pledges $750 Billion to Climate Transition Projects, Will No Longer Fund Oil...

Written by: Kimberly White Goldman Sachs has announced a $750 billion pledge to sustainable finance initiatives that combat climate change. The $750 billion will be...

Countries with More Female Politicians Pass More Ambitious Climate Policies, Study Suggests

Courtesy of Yale Climate Connections Written by: Samantha Harrington and Sarah Kennedy People worried about global warming often want their leaders to enact ambitious climate policies....

To Adapt to Climate Change are Vulnerable Countries Getting the Money They Need?

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Augusta Dwyer A new report from The Economist Intelligence Unit is making some dire predictions about the effects of climate change on the global...

A year of resistance: How youth protests shaped the discussion on climate change

Written by: Joe Curnow and Anjali Helferty Greta Thunberg made history again this month when she was named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. The...

New Zealand Commits to Carbon Neutrality, Establishes Climate Change Commission

Written by: Kimberly White New Zealand lawmakers have passed landmark legislation committing to carbon neutrality. The Zero Carbon Act received substantial cross-party support and was...

How small states can cut their carbon emissions to net zero – Wales has...

Written by: Filippos Proedrou Efforts to tackle climate change often focus on international agreements and the actions of large countries such as the US and...

Climate conferences are male, pale and stale – it’s time to bring in women

Written by: Maria Tanyag and Jacqui True The COP25 climate meeting in Madrid concluded over the weekend. As in past meetings, the talks failed to...

John Kerry, Arnold Schwarzenegger Declare War on Climate Change

Written by: Kimberly White  Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger have joined forces to fight the climate crisis...

TED Launches Countdown for Climate Action

Written by: Kimberly White  Renowned media organization, TED, has announced a new global collaboration to spur climate action. During the first week of COP25, TED...

Climate change and overfishing are boosting toxic mercury levels in fish

Written by: Juan Jose Alava We live in an era — the Anthropocene — where humans and societies are reshaping and changing ecosystems. Pollution, human-made...

North Pole Walk for Climate Action: Endurance Athlete to Shine Light on Devastating Climate...

Written by: Kimberly White  Endurance athlete Michael Haddad has set out to highlight the devastating impacts of climate change in the Arctic. Haddad is attempting...

CIFOR and ICRAF join 11,000 scientists to declare ‘climate emergency’

Courtesy of Forests News Written by: Grace Susetyo More than 11,000 scientists worldwide signed a paper published by the journal BioScience on Tuesday, raising the alarm that the...

Farming in South Africa is under threat from climate change. Here’s how

Written by: Peter Johnston There’s an assumption in the agricultural industry that the yields and prices of crops will vary according to local conditions as...

European Investment Bank to End Funding for Fossil Fuels, Unlock €1 Trillion in Investments...

Written by: Kimberly White  The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced that it will phase out financing for fossil fuel projects by 2021. The EIB...

Has climate news coverage finally turned a corner?

Written by: Mark Hertsgaard and Kyle Pope Some good news, for a change, about climate change: When hundreds of newsrooms focus their attention on...

COP25 Moves to Madrid

Written by: Kimberly White  The UN Climate Change Conference, COP25, has officially been moved to Spain. Initially set to take place in Santiago, Chile, COP25...

How plastics contribute to climate change

Courtesy of Yale Climate Connections Written by: Brooke Bauman In 2015, Texas A&M graduate student Christine Figgener recorded a video of her colleagues removing a straw lodged in...

Animals are disappearing from forests, with grave consequences for the fight against climate breakdown...

Written by: Charlie Gardner, Jake Bicknell, Matthew Struebig, and Zoe Davies It’s tempting to think that our forests would be fine if we could simply...

It Affects You: UAE Announces Video Competition to Shed Light on the Climate Crisis

Written by: Kimberly White The UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, has announced a new video competition to...

Deforestation Intensifies Warming in the Amazon Rain Forest

Written by: Jim Daley Fires raging across the Amazon in recent weeks have gripped the world’s attention and renewed concerns over deforestation in this iconic...

Mass movement and the “femininization” of agriculture

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Gabrielle Lipton In the vernacular of climate change, the term “climate justice” is nowadays rolling off tongues much in the...

Pittsburgh Becomes Second U.S. City to Adopt UN Sustainable Development Goals

Written by: Kimberly White  Pittsburgh has become the second U.S. city to adopt the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Mayor William Peduto announced the...

Rising seas threaten hundreds of Native American heritage sites along Florida’s Gulf Coast

Written by: Jayur Mehta and Tara Skipton Native North Americans first arrived in Florida approximately 14,550 years ago. Evidence for these stone-tool-wielding, megafauna-hunting peoples can be...

New Initiative Launched to Protect Central America’s Five Great Forests

Written by: Kimberly White  Global Wildlife Conservation and the Wildlife Conservation Society are working to save Mesoamerica’s five largest forests. The wildlife groups teamed up...

Five things every government needs to do right now to tackle the climate emergency

Written by: Rebecca Willis If targets were enough to beat the climate crisis, we would have cause for celebration. The UK, Norway, Sweden and France...

Germany and Slovakia Commit to Phase Out Coal, Join Global Alliance

Written by: Kimberly White  Germany and Slovakia have committed to phasing out coal. The two European nations are the newest members of the Powering Past...

World is ‘Ignoring Natural Climate Solutions’, says Greta Thunberg

Written by: Kimberly White  The world is ignoring one of its most powerful climate mitigation tools: nature. A new film starring teen climate activist and...

Youth climate movement puts ethics at the center of the global debate

Written by: Marion Hourdequin Even if you’ve never heard of Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish environmentalist who crossed the Atlantic on a sailboat to attend a Sept....

Climate breakdown is pushing Brazil’s iconic Araucaria tree to extinction – new research

Written by: Oliver Wilson For hundreds of thousands of years, the distinctive candelabra shapes of Araucaria trees (Araucaria angustifolia) have defined landscapes at the southern...

Glasgow to Host 2020 UN Climate Summit

Written by: Kimberly White  The United Kingdom is set to host the 2020 UN Climate Change Conference. The UK won over international partners and will...

Ethiopia’s future is tied to water – a vital yet threatened resource in a...

Written by: Meron Teferi Taye and Ellen Dyer In July Ethiopians planted 350 million trees in a single day. This was part of the country’s national green legacy...

Spiders are threatened by climate change – and even the biggest arachnophobes should be...

Written by: Sergio Henriques Is climate change making spiders more aggressive? A recent scientific study suggests so, as the researchers link aggressiveness to tropical cyclones, events that...

United Kingdom Doubles Contribution to Green Climate Fund

Written by: Kimberly White  The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom has pledged to double the UK’s contribution to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), amounting...

How doctors convinced the world the planet was worth fighting for

Written by: James Dunk Last week, one of the world’s leading medical journals declared the medical community must act now to limit the health effects...

U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance Releases New Film Urging Climate Action

Written by: Kimberly White The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) has released a new film showcasing the urgency needed to fight the climate crisis....

Climate Change Threatens Global Food Security, Says New UN Report

Written by: Kimberly White The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a summary of the Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL) on...

New research suggests climate change could enable mosquitoes to evolve more rapidly

Courtesy of Yale Climate Connections Written by: Kristen Pope Think of the world’s deadliest animal, and what comes foremost to mind? (For purposes of discussion and...

Severe Weather Cost Scottish Farmers £161 Million in 2018, Predicted to Worsen with Climate...

Written by: Kimberly White  Severe weather cost Scottish farmers millions last year. According to a report commissioned by WWF Scotland, Scottish farmers lost up to...

Governor of Montana Joins US Climate Alliance, Establishes Climate Solutions Council

Written by: Kimberly White  Montana Governor Steve Bullock started off July with two new climate change commitments. On July 1st, Governor Bullock announced that Montana...

Peatlands on permafrost

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Monica Evans Across the northern and southern extremes of our planet, vast swathes of land amounting to around 30...

Reforest an area the size of the US to help avert climate breakdown

Written by: Mark Maslin and Simon Lewis Restoring the world’s forests on an unprecedented scale is “the best climate change solution available”, according to a new...

Data from Earth’s past holds a warning for our future under climate change

Courtesy of Yale Climate Connections Written by: Jeffrey T. Kiehl, PhD ‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.’ – George Santayana Our planet’s...

Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour Raises $21 Million to Combat Climate Change

Written by: Kimberly White Pink Floyd guitarist and vocalist David Gilmour has lent his voice and his guitar collection to raising awareness of the climate...

Grand Slam Tennis Tournaments Join UN Sports for Climate Action Framework

Written by: Kimberly White The world’s Grand Slam tennis tournaments are joining together in the battle against the climate crisis. On June 4th, the United...

Disappearing sea ice is changing the whole ecosystem of the Arctic Ocean

Written by: Graham J. C. Underwood I drafted this while looking north over the frozen Lincoln Sea, at the northernmost tip of Ellesmere Island...

World Environment Day Aims to #BeatAirPollution

Written by: Kimberly White It is that time of year again- World Environment Day! Celebrated every year on June 5th, the United Nation’s biggest...

WattTime, Carbon Tracker, and Google Team Up to Measure Global Power Plant Emissions

Written by: Kimberly White On May 7th, WattTime announced a new project in collaboration with Carbon Tracker, Google, and the World Resources Institute (WRI). The...

Governor of Pennsylvania Joins U.S. Climate Alliance

Written by: Kimberly White Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has announced his plans to join the U.S. Climate Alliance. The U.S. Climate Alliance was formed in 2017...

Climate change is putting even resilient and adaptable animals like baboons at risk

Written by: Isabelle Catherine Winder Baboons are large, smart, ground-dwelling monkeys. They are found across sub-Saharan Africa in various habitats and eat a flexible diet...

Underwater Arctic forests are expanding with rapid warming

Written by: Karen Filbee-Dexter Did you know that there are forests in the Arctic? Lush underwater forests of large brown seaweeds (kelps) are particularly striking in...

How vanishing lizards in Madagascar led to a troubling discovery about deforestation and climate...

Courtesy of Yale Climate Connections Written by: Daniel Grossman Barry Sinervo and two dozen coauthors in 2010 published a scientific paper that dismayed wildlife experts. A...

Climate change forced these Fijian communities to move – and with 80 more at...

Written by: Annah Piggott-McKellar, Karen Elizabeth McNamara, and Patrick D. Nunn The original Fijian village of Vunidogoloa is abandoned. Houses, now dilapidated, remain overgrown with...

San Francisco’s Downtown To Be Powered by 100% Renewable Electricity

Written by: Kimberly White Mayor London Breed has announced a new plan to curb San Francisco’s carbon footprint. On Earth Day, Mayor Breed shared a...

Tip the planet: tackling climate change with small, sensitive interventions

Written by: Matthew Carl Ives, Penny Mealy, and Thom Wetzer Search online for “climate change” and “tipping points” and you’ll find some scary results. Melting ice...

Chile President Sebastián Piñera Launches COP25 Climate Summit

Written by: Kimberly White On Thursday, April 11th, President Sebastián Piñera launched the COP25 climate change summit. Chile will be the host of the 2019...

New York Yankees Join UN Sports for Climate Action

Written by: Kimberly White Last week, the New York Yankees became the first major North American sports organization to sign on to the UN...

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak Joins U.S. Climate Alliance

Written by: Kimberly White Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has announced his plans to join the U.S. Climate Alliance. Earlier this month, Governor Sisolak accepted the...

Wildlife Conservation Society Announces Request for Proposals for Climate Change Adaptation Projects

Written by: Kimberly White The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has announced a call for proposals for climate change adaptation projects. Through the WCS Climate Adaptation...

Women’s Climate Leadership: Mayors of Sydney, Lisbon, Quito, Montreal, and Paris Launch Mentorship Programs

Written by: Kimberly White Mayors from cities around the globe are joining together to support women climate leaders. The Mayors of Sydney, Australia; Lisbon, Portugal;...

Alaska: Climate Changed

Written by: Kimberly White Often referred to as “the last frontier,” Alaska has become one of the first frontiers of climate change impacts. Melting sea ice and permafrost...

Women’s Empowerment: The Key to Fighting the Climate Crisis

Written by: Kimberly White When one thinks of solutions to climate change, immediate thoughts may be expanding renewable energy use, reducing deforestation, or opting for EVs vs. traditional...

Scottish Government Powers Past Coal

Written by: Kimberly White During the United Nations climate change conference COP24, the Scottish Government announced their intention to join the Powering Past Coal Alliance. The Powering Past...

What’s the Difference? Impacts of 1.5˚C vs. 2˚C

Written by: Kimberly White It has been nearly three months since the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released their jarring findings in the IPCC Fifth Assessment...

THE COMMITTEES: Setting out to ‘transform the world’ in the General Assembly’s Second Committee

Courtesy of UN News Centre Header image: UN Photo/Cia Pak: To mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, a 10-minute film introducing the Sustainable...