Many fossil-dependent assets stand to lose value due to the implementation of climate policies. Policymakers should not ignore that owners of these stranded assets will likely oppose climate policies. In this post, you can find out which owners across the globe may find their power plants stranded.
Sustainably developing global blue carbon for climate change mitigation and economic benefits through international cooperation
we constructed a blue carbon development index (BCDI) to assess the sustainable development level of 136 coastal countries’ blue carbon over 24 consecutive years and propose a cooperation model to explore the feasibility of global blue carbon cooperation.
Replacing 50% of meat and milk products with plant-based alternatives by 2050 can reduce agriculture and land use related greenhouse gas emissions by 31% and halt the degradation of forest and natural land. Additional climate and biodiversity benefits could accrue from reforesting the spared land.
By 2025, almost two billion people will live in areas with absolute scarcity. To alleviate worldwide water shortage, scientists at Shanghai Jiao Tong University have developed a low-cost and scalable hygroscopic material and deployed it into a portable water harvester for a stable water supply.
Just today we’ve learned that the European Council agreed on a number of issues in the Fit for 55 Package; a proposal to reach the goal of reducing emissions by 55% compared to 1990 by the year 2030. We developed a tool to be used in negotiations and reflect on the fairness of the current proposal.
Rice systems face the dual challenge of producing more and being more efficient in the use of water, labor, nutrients, and pesticides. An article published in Nature Communications on Dec 9 assessed performance of 32 rice cropping systems, altogether accounting for 50% of global rice cropland.
Peatlands store twice as much carbon as all the biomass of the World’s forests. Vast areas of peatland have been drained and turned into CO2 sources. Their rewetting is essential to reduce CO2 emissions. But how exactly do the rewetted peatlands look like, do they resemble again the natural state?