…The coronavirus pandemic struck Germany just as serious challenges were emerging to the industrial and financial model that had served the Federal Republic well for 70 years. Germany was edging towards…
As trillions of dollars in stimulus spending begin pouring into national economies flattened by the coronavirus crisis – and as people rethink old habits – the world faces a rare opportunity to swiftly ramp up climate action.
Climate change could trigger sudden, potentially catastrophic losses of wildlife in regions around the world over the coming decades, and the first waves could already be unfolding, according to a study.
China and other countries could be planning to build more coal plants to stimulate their economies in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic but nearly half of global coal plants will run at a loss this year, research showed.
Countries with large populations and low levels of development are most likely to see a rise in the risk of armed conflict after extreme weather events, according to a new study that researchers said underscored the need to boost their resilience.
From Italy to India, Vietnam to Kenya, countries around the world are reeling from a double whammy of erratic weather – in many cases linked to climate change – and a deadly pandemic, both of which threaten lives and jobs.
April 2 (WNM/Reuters/Kate Abnett) – The EU executive kick-started its plan to set a tougher 2030 emissions target, a move that could help maintain the bloc’s focus on climate change despite pressure to soften its green ambitions in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The European Commission began a public consultation to gather views until June […]
The number of people worldwide struggling with extreme heat and humidity by the end of the century could be more than four times as many as today if planet-warming emissions continue to rise, hiking economic losses and health costs, scientists have warned.
Poland, which relies heavily on coal-fired power stations, will find it even more difficult to achieve the European Union’s climate goals because of the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on the economy and companies, the government said.
Using water more efficiently in everything from daily life to agriculture and industry would help reduce planet-warming emissions and curb climate change – a potential benefit that has yet to be widely recognised, the United Nations said.
Catastrophic crop failures caused by extreme weather in just one country could disrupt global food supplies and drive price spikes in an interconnected world, exposing how climate change threatens global stability, researchers said.