carbon emissions

Here’s what you need to know about the new Emissions Gap Report

If we told you that greenhouse gas emissions are measured in gigatonnes, how many of them do you think we need to stop producing, if we’re to keep the global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius in line with the

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Dress the world in wood, UN says in its ‘Forests for Fashion’ initiative

The fashion industry is valued upward of 2.5 trillion dollars, and employs some 75 million people globally – so it makes good sense to shift textile production from fossil fuel-based synthetic fibers to renewable, biodegradable textiles, made from wood, according to a new United Nations initiative that aims to make forests literally more fashionable.

“Affordable, absolutely green” housing showcased at UN conference

Housing that is “fast, affordable and absolutely green” will free up cities of the future to build without using any concrete.

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“Now inevitable” climate change agreement will come into force

“What once seemed impossible” in terms of bringing a global climate change agreement into force, “is now inevitable” according to the UN Secretary General.

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Global temperature rise bound to affect human health

Human health is bound to suffer if global warming goes beyond the limits agreed in December at the Paris climate change conference.

That’s the view of Jörg Hacker, a member of the UN Secretary-General’s Scientific Advisory Board.

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Human rights need to be “at the centre” of climate change policy

Human rights need to be “at the centre” of climate change policy, according to a senior UN envoy.

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Opportunity for Africa to “open new avenues” at climate conference

There’s an opportunity for Africa to “open new avenues” at the COP21 climate change conference.

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