The financing gap for climate adaptation is huge- it is estimated that developing countries need somewhere between US$70 to $100 billion per year through 2050 to meet current and future adaptation needs, and that’s on the low end! A more recent report from the United Nations Environment Programme – (UNEP) projects costs to be as high as US$250-500 billion per year until 2050. … [Read more...] about Using corporate offsetting to finance climate change adaptation
Changing behaviour is one of the most challenging things about working in Corporate Environmental and Social Responsibility (CSR). There are many simple actions that employees can adopt on a daily basis that can reduce the environmental footprint of the organization. The question is how can a CSR program motivate employees to adopt more sustainable practices, and do so in a … [Read more...] about Could you reduce your environmental impact for a whole week?
I have a confession to make. I, Andrea Sabelli, lifelong environmentalist and “tree-hugger” have never - or I should say had never - planted a single tree. I dedicated my whole graduate thesis to agroforestry and reforestation practices in the Amazon Basin, spent three years working on climate change vulnerability in the Latin America and the Caribbean and promoted … [Read more...] about Confessions of a tree-hugger