Natural hazards don’t always spell disaster: UN risk reduction chief
2019-11-07 12:00:40

Natural hazards don’t always spell disaster: UN risk reduction chief

Tsunamis are rare, but when they strike, they are the deadliest and most costly of natural hazards. With half of the world’s population expected to live in coastal areas more prone to tsunamis by 2030


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Fossil Fuel Subsidies Mean Using Public Money 'To Destroy the World': UN Chief
2019-06-14 14:10:49

Fossil Fuel Subsidies Mean Using Public Money 'To Destroy the World': UN Chief

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres's comment follows call by Pope Francis to "keep it in the ground"

GE bet on fossil fuels, lost nearly $200B in misjudging renewable energy transition
2019-06-13 12:05:35

GE bet on fossil fuels, lost nearly $200B in misjudging renewable energy transition

General Electric’s profitability collapse over the past few years can be largely attributed to the company’s inability to judge the accelerating pace of the global energy transition away from fossil fuels and toward renewables

Leonardo DiCaprio’s new HBO documentary explains climate science and solutions
2019-06-13 10:10:30

Leonardo DiCaprio’s new HBO documentary explains climate science and solutions

“Ice on Fire” is the latest project from the film star turned climate activist

All New British Columbia Light-Duty Vehicles Will Be Zero Emissions By 2040
2019-06-11 13:05:08

All New British Columbia Light-Duty Vehicles Will Be Zero Emissions By 2040

British Columbia government passed the Zero-Emission Vehicles Act (ZEVA). This legislation requires all new light-duty vehicles like cars and trucks sold there to be zero emissions vehicles by 2040

Toronto releases first ever resilience strategy
2019-06-06 14:35:43

Toronto releases first ever resilience strategy

The city’s Resilience Office engaged with more than 8,000 Torontonians and 75 partner organisations to develop the resilience strategy

‘Ground-breaking innovation’ needed in cities, where battle for sustainable development will be won or lost, says UN agency chief
2019-06-05 10:10:05

‘Ground-breaking innovation’ needed in cities, where battle for sustainable development will be won or lost, says UN agency chief

If the battle to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is to be won or lost in cities, then they need to achieve a lasting impact on communities and to ensure that no one is left behind