Sunday, December 4, 2016
  1. Mother Nature vs. Climate Change

    Martha Rojas-Urrego, ET AL

    Mother Nature vs. Climate Change

    &  say countries must conserve and expand natural ecosystems as part of their carbon-reduction efforts.

    2015 Indonesia Forest Fire in the peatlands Ulet Ifansasti/Stringer

    The Paris climate agreement recognizes the role wetlands and other ecosystems play in limiting the amount of carbon in the atmosphere. As countries pursue strategies to meet their emissions-reduction targets under the agreement, they should restore and expand these powerful, natural tools in their own backyards. READ MORE

  2. Financing the Climate-Change Transition

    Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, ET AL

    Financing the Climate-Change Transition

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    , ET AL  explain the role that finance must play in moving the world toward a global clean-energy economy.

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    Government funding alone cannot bring about a clean-energy economy, so the financial sector must help fill the gap. By redirecting capital flows toward proactive efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change, financial institutions can protect client assets, while preserving the planet for future generations. READ MORE

  3. Radical Realism About Climate Change

    Lili Fuhr

    Radical Realism About Climate Change


     warns against politically expedient but potentially damaging quick fixes to global warming.

    Global warming ice caps melting Mario Tama / Getty Images

    Last December in Paris, 196 governments agreed on the need to limit global warming to 1.5°C – an objective that, if translated into real action, holds the promise of delivering transformational change. But political constraints are causing some to advocate solutions that will do more harm than good. READ MORE

  4. How Trees Make Cities Healthier

    Pascal Mittermaier

    How Trees Make Cities Healthier


     highlights new research estimating enormous returns on a simple environmental investment.

    Trees in a city Marina Lystseva/ Getty Images

    With 70% of the world's population expected to live in cities by 2050, the need to address the dangers associated with "urban heat islands" and air pollution is more urgent than ever. Fortunately, there is a simple step that municipal leaders can take to reduce both extreme heat and air pollution: plant more trees. READ MORE

  5. Investment for Sustainable Growth

    Jeffrey D. Sachs
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