Tag: Sustainable Development

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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Carbon Trading Pilot Program

Launched in Dubai eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, 1 Feb. 2024 — The Dubai Financial Market announced that it will launch a carbon trading pilot program, aiming to global daily price references. eyesonsuriname is getting a hold of the pilot program for institutional investors and will run it next month The move will position the Dubai Financial Market…
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Launch 100 million Plastic Credit Bonds

Launch 100 million Plastic Credit Bonds

WORLD BANK  eyesonindonesia Amsterdam, 1 Feb 2024– The World Bank has announced the launch of a unique seven-year bond, valued at $100 million, specifically targeted at reducing plastic waste.  This pioneering Plastic Waste Reduction-Linked Bond is designed to generate financial returns for investors through Plastic Waste Collection Credits, Recycling Credits, and Voluntary Carbon Units (VCU)…
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Green Digital Transformation

Green digital transformation

How to Sustainably Close the Digital Divide and Harness Digital Tools for Climate Action Abstract Climate change is unfolding amid the greatest information and communication revolution in human history. From e-commerce and social media to smart manufacturing and precision farming, digital technologies have become prevalent in all aspects of economic and social life. Digital technologies…
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EU Parliament Approves The Carbon Removal Certification Framework And Net Zero Industry Act

EU Parliament Approves The Carbon Removal Certification Framework And Net Zero Industry Act

The European Parliament voted on November 21st in a plenary session on long-awaited and debated climate policies. The Parliament has approved the Carbon Removal Certification Framework (CRCF) and the Net Zero Industry Act (NZIA), demonstrating its support for scaling up carbon dioxide removal (CDR) capacity in the EU – part of the bloc’s strategy in…
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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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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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The massive machines removing carbon from Earth’s atmosphere

The massive machines removing carbon from Earth’s atmosphere

Jan Wurzbacher To restrain global warming, we know we need to drastically reduce pollution. The very next step after that: using both natural and technological solutions to trap as much excess carbon dioxide from the air as possible. Enter Orca, the world’s first large-scale direct air capture and storage plant, built in Iceland by the…
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A Startup Battles Big Oil for the $1 Trillion Future of Carbon Cleanup

A Startup Battles Big Oil for the $1 Trillion Future of Carbon Cleanup

by Brian Kahn – Bloomberg Christoph Gebald’s company, Climeworks, is a pioneer in carbon-capture technology. Can it grow quickly enough to make an impact in the climate fight? Most everyone who’s committed their career to solving the climate crisis comes to the field because they have something they want to save. It’s the mountains for…
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Saving CO2 and money

Smart windows save households money and CO2 A thermochrome coating is applied to the windows. This extra layer ensures that the optical properties change at a certain temperature. If it is warmer than 20 degrees Celsius, then the solar heat is kept out. Is it colder? Then the windows let in the heat of the…
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