Tag: Environment

CO2 Markets & Reforestation

How planting trees is bringing clean water to a tropical nation

How planting trees is bringing clean water to a tropical nation

The Dominican Republic’s forests are being cut down for grazing land – and it’s also having a serious effect on the water supply. Is planting new trees a natural solution to the crisis? by Lucy Sherriff / BBC Nothing, not even a drop, came out. Even the pipes, which usually gurgled in anticipation, stayed silent.…
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How humans have changed the Earth's surface in 2023

How humans have changed the Earth’s surface in 2023

From new artificial islands to the environmental devastation caused by the breach of Ukraine’s Kakhovka Dam – this is how humanity has changed the face of our planet throughout the past year. by Richard Gray There are few places on the Earth where humans have not left a mark of some kind. An estimated 95% of…
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Guyana Oil Exploration

Oil Exploration on the Rise in the Guyana-shield

eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, 1 Feb 2024– The global upstream industry is eyeing a rebound in high-impact oil and gas drilling in 2024, with Africa and Latin America poised to be the driving forces behind these activities. According to Rystad Energy, a total of 36 high-impact wells are identified for drilling this year, marking the highest annual…
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Climate Crisis

Navigating Unprecedented Climate Crisis

In this article, Pierre Abadie reflects on human development and the unintended environmental consequences, especially with the reliance on fossil fuels, leading to the current climate crisis. Over the past 12,000 years, the conditions on our planet have been remarkably favourable for our development. We’ve enjoyed a stable climate, abundant water, clean air, rich biodiversity,…
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Opinion Ben Cooke: The Times in London

“Environmentalists aren’t famously keen on capitalism. Given that its rise has coincided with a two-thirds decline in wildlife worldwide, it’s not hard to see why.  Many conclude that if capitalism got us into these dire ecological straits, it has little chance of getting us out. Akshat Rathi cautions against that conclusion: we’ve left it so…
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Wildebeest and wolves: The secret weapons against climate change

Wildebeest and wolves: The secret weapons against climate change

Schmitz is one of a group of researchers using wildebeest as an example to argue that animal rewilding could be an important solution in tackling climate change. In a scientific paper published earlier this year, they reviewed two decades’ worth of research to estimate the impact of key species in absorbing carbon. They concluded that protecting…
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Kim Stanley Robinson

Kim Stanley Robinson: The Ministry for the Future

Uniting science and politics, and giving voice to our most ardent hopes and our worst fears, American climate fiction pioneer Kim Stanley Robinson’s book ‘The Ministry for the Future’ is a gripping portrayal of a world grappling with the devastating consequences of climate change and the urgent actions needed to forge a sustainable future. In…
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Greenwashing under the microscope

The for sustainability claims are based on three principles: claims must be current and factually correct, they must be concretely substantiated and that substantiation must be understandable and imitable. In the guideline, the AFM explains the three principles in detail and provides examples of good and bad behavior. Those examples should help organizations report as…
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Singapore’s new carbon exchange

Amsterdam, 22 sept 2023 — Singapore’s new carbon exchange traded 12,000 tonnes of emissions on its first trading day as the city-state bets on the growth of an industry that has been slammed for corporate greenwashing. Chevron, Vitol, Standard Chartered and China’s CICC on Wednesday traded credits on Climate Impact X, which is hoping to…
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Environment at a Glance in Latin America and the Caribbean

Spotlight on Climate Change Environment at a Glance in Latin America and the Caribbean: Spotlight on climate change presents the progress made by countries in the region in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving air quality and protecting natural habitats. It describes the level of exposure to climate-related hazards and some of the main policy instruments…
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