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Happy 5th Anniversary Paris Agreement !

12 December 2020

This Saturday, December 12, the United Nations and the U.K. will host a Climate Ambitions Summit to commemorate the Paris Agreement’s fifth anniversary and encourage countries to commit to more ambitious actions.  Early this year, however, the COVID-19 pandemic hit, strangling economies as lockdowns were imposed to curb the spread of the virus and diminishing […]

A COVID-19 ‘vaccine hesitancy’ in France

30 November 2020

“I am in favour of compulsory vaccination if necessary,”  said Gérard Larcher,  the President of the Senate. “When you get vaccinated, it’s not just for yourself, it’s a form of solidarity and protection for the whole of society.” Promising trial results have led to hopes that a Covid-19 vaccine is soon to be on the […]

Fresh AIR on sale at the OXYGEN BAR

30 November 2020

New Delhi consistently ranks among the world’s most polluted cities. But factors including the weather and the annual burning of crops by farmers have seen pollution levels reach dangerous heights this month, with particles in the air often exceeding 20 times what is considered safe by the World Health Organisation. Called Oxy Pure this bas […]

COVID 19: more vulnerability and decent living

20 November 2020

All around the world, Deaths, economic downturns and job losses are just a few of the struggles that we as global citizens will have to grapple with in a post COVID-19 world. The impacts of the recent pandemic, both immediate and repercussive, cannot be overstated.    For those who work , having a job does […]

Joe Biden reaffirmed his commitment to immediately rejoining the Paris accord

10 November 2020

On his campaign website, Biden has pledged not only to rejoin the agreement, but to lobby for greater international climate ambition. “He will lead an effort to get every major country to ramp up the ambition of their domestic climate targets,” the site says. “He will make sure those commitments are transparent and enforceable, and […]

Why is meat consumption such a controversial topic?

10 November 2020

There are many good reasons — especially for the environment – to eat less meat. But why is it so difficult for us to implement this as a society? therefor half of the planet live in big poverty : meat has always been linked to prestige. Historically it was always associated with power, strength and […]

Conversation with Ning LI

8 November 2020

Conversation with Ning LI : Entrepreneur. Founder of Typology, a mission driven skincare brand based in Paris  

How extreme weather is becoming terrifyingly ordinary?

8 November 2020

The storms are yet another example of how extreme weather is becoming terrifyingly ordinary as the climate change . So many hurricanes formed over the Atlantic Ocean this season that the World Meteorological Organization exhausted its 21-name-strong alphabetical list of storm names for only the second time in history. Tropical cyclones — rotating winds that […]

Pandemics will emerge more often and kill more people

30 October 2020

Future pandemics will emerge more often, spread more rapidly, cause greater damage to the global economy and kill more people than COVID-19, international experts warned in a UN-backed report published on Thursday. Science proves risk can be lowered.   However, pandemic risk can be significantly lowered, the experts said, through greater conservation of protected areas, […]

Economic growth after COVID-19 will be pivotal for climate change

25 October 2020

It may seem daunting that the near shutdown of society didn’t cause a big enough reduction in emissions to stop climate change. But this just shows the limits of doing less of the stuff we normally do, instead of changing how our economies and infrastructure are powered. While lockdown measures have brought temporary reductions in […]

How lockdown affected global temperatures?

18 October 2020

The different gases and aerosols we emit either contribute to global heating or global dimming. So determining how lockdown affected global temperatures is a matter of finding out which effect dominated.   The global average temperature saw little change, but there were regional variations. For example, the Middle East was cooler since less black carbon […]

Long-term sustainability over short-term profits

2 October 2020

The pandemic is forcing companies to choose whether to focus on long-term sustainability over short-term profits. Which path is your company going to take?  The COVID-19 crisis is likely to increase awareness that companies must consider societal needs and ethical standards, not just short-term profits. This is particularly important for companies seeking to retain the […]

Does climate change make storms and floods deadlier?

30 September 2020

Cyclones are growing stronger from climate change, but their destructiveness also depends on “how well you deal with [them] as a society,” said climate scientist Di Luca. The difference in damage between countries like Haiti and the US, for example, is how much adaptation they can afford. “Very often it is the same storm producing […]

COVID-19 is a crucial test for corporate attitudes to sustainability

26 September 2020

The COVID-19 crisis is likely to increase awareness that companies must consider societal needs and ethical standards, not just short-term profits. This is particularly important for companies seeking to retain the skillsets of their workers and politicians striving to avoid societal discontent. Another study found that following layoffs at a firm, the remaining employees saw […]

Revolutionise the war on waste

20 September 2020

Professor Veena Sahajwalla has a strategy for tipping recyclable material straight back into the economy. Veena Sahajwalla has launched the world’s first e-waste microfactory and plans to export the model throughout Australia, and the globe.  She views waste as an opportunity, not a problem, and hopes to roll out the microfactory model across the world. […]

Sustainable plastics will save our oceans ?

12 September 2020

Sustainable packaging inspired by orange peel TIPA Compostable Packaging is a new sustainable packaging inspired by orange peels.Approximately 13 million metrics tons of plastic leak into the ocean every day, Watch  THE VIDEO :    sustainable plastics will save our oceans ?

After COVID 19 : Embedding societal impact into business strategy

28 August 2020

Putting a pause on sustainability agendas is a risky move. The difference between companies that scale back and those that move forward on sustainability will be that, in a postpandemic world, the latter will be in a better position to mitigate regulatory risks and benefit from consumer and investor preferences. Of course, none of this […]

Greenland’s ice sheet has melted to a point of no return

15 August 2020

According to a new study by researchers at Ohio State University : “The ice sheet is now in this new dynamic state, where even if we went back to a climate that was more like what we had 20 or 30 years ago, we would still be pretty quickly losing mass,” Ian Howat, co-author of the […]

Transforming the way consumers are informed and entertained around the world

8 August 2020

Identifying new business models for content and distribution:  Media, entertainment and sport have been radically disrupted over the last months  through  COVID 19 . The internet, social media, user-generated content, video streaming and various other technological breakthroughs. Business models have been upended and entire industry systems have been transformed or disappeared completely. What remains is […]

Governments should not miss this unprecedented window

28 July 2020

If the world can overcome COVID-19, we will have not only have succeeded in combatting a global pandemic, but we will also have the data and support necessary to continue the global transition to a green economy. Policy shifts will be a key challenge. The impact of market shutdowns on lives and livelihoods has required […]

Coastal cities in danger

12 July 2020

How does climate change affect coastal flooding? By 2050, COASTAL FLOODS that used to hit once a century will strike many cities every year, according to the IPCC, the gold standard on climate science. This is because climate change has made sea levels rise. Higher seas make storms worse in two ways. First, tropical cyclones create […]

SEI ?”Sustainable Environmental Initiative” = the keys of success

2 July 2020

From my experience with diverse global team efforts over the years, communications, public relations and business leaders looking to establish and communicate their own successful SEI campaigns can adopt the following fail-proof techniques: • Embrace what I like to call “theater for the mind.” It will be much easier for your audience to understand and […]

A massive global behavioral change to make a difference

8 June 2020

The estimated 200 million metric tonnes (220.4 U.S. tons) of plastic waste in the world’s second-biggest ocean could be interpreted as a travesty. The substance we know today as plastic has been around for more than 100 years. By 2015, an incredible 7.8 billion tonnes of plastic had been produced in the world. It’s been estimated […]

Poverty, pollution and child labor

10 May 2020

German photographer wins UNICEF photo of the year Hartmut Schwarzbach’s picture shows a young girl in search of plastic waste in a Manila slum. UNICEF say the photo successfully captures the “three tragedies of our time”: poverty, pollution and child labor. Children of Manila’s slums  At the time of the photograph, the girl was 13 years old, according […]

How the virus is changing people and our planet?

22 April 2020

This Earth Day, ACT FOR YOUR PLANET highlights 10 ways that the virus is affecting our planet, for better and for worse.No single event of the last 50 years has had a bigger impact on our world than the ongoing coronavirus pandemic       Wildlife is reclaiming lost territory Tales of dolphins and swans returning […]

#earthday : 50 Years earth day

22 April 2020

No single event of the last 50 years has had a bigger impact on our world than the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. happy anniversary?   First celebrated in 1970—the year that American troops invaded Cambodia, a cyclone claimed 500,000 lives in Bangladesh, and The Beatles broke up—today is the fiftieth Earth Day, a day that marked […]

Wildlife is reclaiming lost territory

21 April 2020

The pandemic has shown that nature can rebound at speed when given the chance. Wildlife is reclaiming lost territory:  Tales of dolphins and swans returning to the canals of Venice and elephants sauntering through a village in Yunnan, China turned out to be fake news as people clamoured for positive stories amid the terrifying Covid-19 […]

Women navigating their countries through the coronavirus crisis

20 April 2020

The most noticeable gender equality narrative to emerge from the time of Covid-19 . Looking for examples of true leadership in a crisis? From Iceland to Taiwan and from Germany to New Zealand, women are stepping up to show the world how to manage a messy patch for our human family. Add in Finland, Iceland […]

The world can benefit more cooperation

6 April 2020

Although the coronavirus pandemic has become a threat to every country on Earth, world leaders are all at sea — showing few signs that they wish to cooperate genuinely to combat it. By contrast, tens of thousands of researchers from different disciplines and countries joined research and public health efforts to fight COVID 19. They […]

ONE planet sharing COVID 19

6 April 2020

We must hope that the current epidemic will help humankind realise the acute danger posed by global disunity. We must act quickly and decisively. We should also take into account the long-term consequences of our actions. When choosing between alternatives, we should ask ourselves not only how to overcome the immediate threat, but also what kind […]

During lockdown : Why not make cycling easier ?

5 April 2020

Why not make cycling easier, not more difficult? At one stroke, you have people kept distanced during transport, and making them healthier in the long term – not to mention more likely to be able to see off respiratory infections like Covid-19. It could be time for action !  Around the world, governments are taking […]

Message of Hope from Dr. Goodall in the Face of COVID-19

2 April 2020

Dr. Jane Goodall shares her thoughts in this time of hardship, sharing hope and  information. Dr Jane Goodall is a wise and inspirational human.

Tackling plastic waste

30 March 2020

We believe that leaders across all industries  have a unique ability to turn the tide on plastic waste. Scientific discovery, industrial R&D, ingenuity, entrepreneurship, and marketing were responsible for creating plastic, convincing consumers to adopt it, and conditioning those same consumers to throw it away. Now is the time to turn the tide. Leaders who […]

Viruses, like climate change, do not respect borders

26 March 2020

In the face of a pandemic , climate activists reevaluate their tactics ; a collective paralysis has gripped the international community. There seem to be no adults in the room. One would have expected to see already weeks ago an emergency meeting of global leaders to come up with a common plan of action.  

3 tipping points to drive positive action

29 January 2020

Point #1: Social We are reaching a social tipping point, as polarized attitudes and inaction on climate change create social divisions. The lack of progress on combating climate change has led to louder cries for action. However, at the same time, efforts to address climate change have caused hardships and led to protests. Consider France, where […]

Reversing Global Warming

21 January 2020

Dive Into 80 Global Warming Solutions Discover a solutions-oriented approach, one with a sense of opportunity, possibility, and hope for the future.   To see the solutions : Here     

Is climate change behind Venice flooding?

13 November 2019

This latest Acqua Alta occurrence in Venice is the second highest tide in recorded history. However, if we look at the top 10 tides, five have occurred in the past 20 years and the most recent was only last year.While we should try to avoid attributing a single event to climate change, the increased frequency […]

Paris pullout: The worst is yet to come !

11 November 2019

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that the agreement had imposed an “unfair economic burden” on the United States. Instead, he said, the US would follow “a realistic and pragmatic model”, using “all energy sources and technologies cleanly and efficiently”.Mr Trump promised to turn the US into an energy superpower, and has […]

Disasters worsened by climate change take hundreds of lives

3 November 2019

The biggest and most damaging hurricanes are now three times more frequent than they were 100 years ago, say researchers. one of the big questions that scientists have wrestled with is how to compare storm events from different eras. Is the increase in financial damages recorded over the last century simply down to the fact […]

Roxane Grioche : the 13th edition of the Word Forum for a Responsible Economy

20 October 2019

The key messages of the 13th edition of the Word Forum for a Responsible Economy : Roxane Grioche

Carbon Offset in cities

2 September 2019

Climate change and global warming present an existential threat to the human race, and will require a unified global response at all levels of society.   Initiated by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and made possible thanks to the support of Climate KIC and ofo, Reinventing Cities is an unprecedented global competition to drive […]

The first steps to managing emissions in Cities

12 August 2019

City representatives and climate professionals explain why having a solid greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory is key to determine where to best direct mitigation efforts, set emission reduction targets, monitor progress and ultimately develop an ambitious climate action plan.

Deadline 2020 !

27 May 2019

Deadline 2020 In response to the Paris Agreement, C40 Cities launched Deadline 2020 – How cities will get the job done, which outlines the level of ambition and action needed by C40 cities to play their part in converting the Paris Agreement from aspiration into reality. the ALL programme HERE  The Paris Agreement commits signatories to […]

How to reduce the amount of single-use plastic waste ?

3 March 2019

California proposes phaseout of single-use plastics by 2030: How?  Proponents of the legislation say it could help reduce the problem of plastic ending up along beaches and in oceans and rivers. The issue has been highlighted by reports of whales and other marine life found with plastic items in their stomachs. California already has placed […]

Waste can be turned into a resource

20 February 2019

Design and production are made with the end of the product lifecycle in mind and taking into account the materials involved. William McDonough is an architect, designer and thought leader, and co-creator of the Cradle to Cradle framework, which provides the principles to design eco-effective solutions on the basis of safer materials that can be perpetually […]

To reverse Global warming

10 February 2019

Learn more about how we can reverse global warming and create a world where regeneration, not destruction, is the rule. What if we took out more greenhouse gases than we put into the atmosphere? This hypothetical scenario, known as “drawdown,” is our only hope of averting climate disaster, says strategist Chad Frischmann. In a forward-thinking […]

Using recycled aluminium to manufacture capsules

3 February 2019

It is a hard-nosed business decision. For circular model paths, Nespresso needs to partner with other companies along the whole supply and value chains, all of which require more resources and different skillsets on the part of Nespresso. When asked why the firm is not using recycled aluminium to manufacture their capsules, Nespresso claimed their capsules […]

Extreme weather and climate change

30 January 2019

An Arctic-like deep freeze gripping much of the United States with double-digit subzero temperatures is the coldest of its kind in two decades, but is it linked to climate change? Experts say it could be, but whether global warming plays a role in this particular extreme weather phenomenon is still up for debate. A direct connection […]

The ocean plastic crisis

14 November 2018

The amount of plastic in the ocean is set to triple in a decade unless litter is curbed. Plastics is just one issue facing the world’s seas, along with rising sea levels, warming oceans, and pollution.