Lützerath And The German Coal Exit

Climate activists protest against the demolition of the hamlet Lützerath in order to expand a coal mine.The responsible Green ministers struck a deal with energy company RWE to bring forward the coal exit in the Western German states to 2030 in exchange for mining the coal below Lützerath.Scientists argue that it is a foul deal under which Germany will not get onto a 1.5° warming path.

COP15: UN Biodiversity summit ends with global agreement on biodiversity protection, yet questions remain as to its implementation

Right on the heels of the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, the UN Convention on Biodiversity (CBD COP15) took place in Montreal, Canada between December 7th and 19th.

The Carbon Cycle And The Keeling Curve

The carbon cycle is a biogeochemical process in which carbon is exchanged between reservoirs through fluxes over a period of time. The dynamic equilibrium of the carbon cycle is heavily disrupted due to human emissions from burning fossil fuels and land degradation, leading to increased levels of carbon dioxide. The Keeling curve is the longest recorded graph of CO2 concentration in the atmosphere on Earth; it indicates that CO2 levels today are the highest in 800,000 years.

Water Shortages In Central Asia: Climate Symptoms And Political Instability

Central Asia is one of the most arid regions in the world and is watered nearly entirely by one source: the Tibetan Plateau. The Amu Darya basin within the Tibetan Plateau has shown a decline of 119% in water-supply capacity, and experts predict a near-total collapse in water availability to downstream regions. Water availability has been linked to a number of clashes in the region over the past few decades, such as border clashes in 2014 and 2016.

COP27: What Happened in Week Two? 

by Megan Corsano, Nadezhda Filina, Vincent Diringer, Charlie Bevis, and JP Arellano COP27 is officially over and the response on the progress made has been mixed. Many have celebrated the unprecedented agreement to provide ‘loss and damage’ funding to vulnerable countries facing climate disasters. This is something that hundreds of groups have been calling for...

PRE COP27 ANALYSIS: Why the ‘African COP’ could mean better solutions for the Global South 

COP27 will see increased conversations around sustainable finance and how to apply green building technology to under-studied cities in the Global South. With a focus on solutions for African and Asian cities, the 2022 conference will close with an opportunity to redirect adaptation and mitigation strategies away from large cities in the Global North, particularly if leaders can put into action a plan to deliver the promised US$100 billion to developing countries.

PRE COP27 ANALYSIS: Taking steps towards a resilient agri-food system for people and climate

Food industry and intensive agriculture emissions and other detrimental impacts must be urgently addressed impact on the environment.The landmark agreement to discuss these topics at COP is called the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture The conversation will hopefully precipitate a plan with mutual agreement at COP27.

PRE COP27 ANALYSIS: The water crisis and the Conference of the Parties (COP)

Extreme events such as droughts and floods, and their related consequences, are exacerbated by climate change. Discussing water at the COP is paramount given the ongoing climate-related water crisis. There is hope for the parties at COP27 to discuss the implementation of the NDCs, the transfer of technologies to the developing countries, and the transboundary water resources management.