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27 Sep 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Ambition and action must go hand-in-hand for real impact on climate change

By Gavin Patterson, CEO of BT       27 September 2016 It was a year ago that the United Nations launched its Global Goals for Sustainable Development and I […]

A man pushes a wheelbarrow loaded with water containers in a neighbourhood called "The Tank" at the slum of Petare in Caracas, Venezuela, March 17, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

26 Sep 2016

Invest in farmers to stop desperate migration to city slums – U.N. agency

By Alex Whiting | September 26 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Investing in rural areas is crucial to slowing the migration of millions of desperate people from farms to city slums, […]

Zimbabwean children watch as their mother collects water from a communal tap in Harare, February 5, 2016. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

26 Sep 2016

World Bank to tap capital markets to boost loans to poorest countries

By David Lawder | September 26 2016 (Reuters) The World Bank division that lends to the world’s poorest countries is preparing to raise billions of dollars from capital markets next […]

The sun rises above the financial district of the City of London. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty

26 Sep 2016

White House puts real-time climate data online for city planners

By Sebastien Malo | September 26 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) A new website powered by the White House and partners including Google and Microsoft, aims to pull real-time climate data […]

A passenger aircraft is silhouetted against the rising moon in New Delhi May 7, 2009. Carbon trading and increased regulation could hinder efforts to reduce airplane greenhouse gas emissions through innovation and increased use of biofuels, airline industry leaders said on Wednesday.   REUTERS/B Mathur (INDIA TRANSPORT ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY BUSINESS) - RTXEU4D

26 Sep 2016

Carbon emissions not priced at true cost to climate: OECD

By Bate Felix | September 26 2016 (Reuters) Ninety percent of carbon dioxide emissions by major advanced economies is not priced at a level that truly reflects the actual cost to […]

A car drives near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, March 14, 2014.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau

26 Sep 2016

Paris goes more ambitious with second car-free day

By Mathieu Rosemain | September 26 2016 (Reuters) Half of Paris’ streets and avenues were car-free on Sunday as part of Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s fight against air pollution, allowing families and […]

People stand on a seaside promenade against the background of pre-monsoon clouds gathered over the Arabian Sea at Kochi in the southern Indian state of Kerala in this June 4, 2012 file photo. As much of India continues to wait for this year's elusive monsoon, plans are afoot from both the government and farmers to keep crop loss to a minimum and save one of the world's biggest food consumers from having to buy heavily on global markets. India, one of the largest producers, too, of rice, wheat, pulses and sugar, has for centuries relied heavily on the June to September rains for its summer-sown crops and even now, only 45 percent of its arable land is irrigated.Credit: REUTERS

26 Sep 2016

Crickets, birds, weather data combine to guide African farmers

By Munyaradzi Makoni | September 26 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) It was in Mbeere, in rural Kenya, where Muthoni Masinde began to pick up on nature’s way of signposting shifting […]

A whale dives into sea off the coast of Greenland's capital Nuuk October 17, 2012. By a remote fjord where icebergs float in silence and hunters stalk reindeer, plans are being drawn up for a huge iron ore mine that would lift Greenland's population by four percent at a stroke - by hiring Chinese workers. The $2.3-billion project by the small, British company London Mining Plc would also bring diesel power plants, a road and a port near Greenland's capital Nuuk. It would supply China with much needed iron for the steel its economy. With global warming thawing its Arctic sea lanes, and global industry eyeing minerals under this barren island a quarter the size of the United States, the 57,000 Greenlanders are wrestling with opportunities that offer rich rewards but risk harming a pristine environment and a traditional society that is trying to make its own way in the world after centuries of European rule. Yet a scramble for Greenland already may be under way, in which some see China trying to exploit the icebound territory as a staging ground in a global battle for Arctic resources and strategic control of new shipping routes. Picture taken October 17, 2012. To match Insight GREENLAND.Credit: Reuters

23 Sep 2016

Climate change could cross key threshold in a decade: scientists

By Laurie Goering | September 23 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) The planet could pass a key target on world temperature rise in about a decade, prompting accelerating loss of glaciers, steep […]

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23 Sep 2016

More than 300 scientists warn over Trump’s climate change stance

U.S. presidential candidate has dismissed climate change as a hoax invented by the Chinese By Ian Simpson | 20 September 2016 (Reuters) – Hundreds of top scientists warned on Tuesday […]

Solar panels are installed by workers on the Champs Elysees in Paris ahead of ahead of the U.N. climate change conference in Paris, France, Nov. 29, 2015. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

23 Sep 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Nimble finance to catalyze solar

Founded in 2013, Wunder won the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2014 Sunshot Challenge, as well as COSEIA’s 2015 Summit Award.  We sat down with their CEO, Bryan Birsic, who leads […]

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