Last October, the Kenyan long-distance runner, Eliud Kipchoge, did what many had said was impossible. In Prater Park, Vienna, he ran the fastest marathon ever becoming the first person in recorded history to break the two-hour barrier clocking in at 1:59:40. This incredible feat reminds us that the world has its own herculean task to achieve: Limiting global heating to well … [Read more...] about How Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge can help us get to net-zero emissions by 2050
Last year the top climate scientist of the world presented a report that answers the call nations tasked them to study: what will be the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and what paths could the world take to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C? The answer to the first question is grim: What is at stake if we do not stabilize climate change … [Read more...] about Is it possible to achieve carbon-free prosperity?
This year, the annual Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP24) is happening with a high sense of urgency instilled by the release of the IPCC 1.5 report. This report highlights the need for accelerated and immediate action to limit global temperature rise to 1.5C, which will require reaching net zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050. It also sheds new light on the … [Read more...] about Talking about scaling up ambition at COP24
The trending topic in 2018 2018 is not like any other year in the climate action agenda. This year, for the first time, the world is taking stock of the collective efforts to implement the Paris Agreement signed back in 2015. The agreement sets ambitious goals to limit the impacts of climate change globally, and whilst this effort will expand for many years, governments know … [Read more...] about 3 Steps to Advance NDCs Implementation
The changing rhythm of development With the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) now set in place, it is clear that we now dance under a new development rhythm where we can no longer talk about development without considering climate change. Climate-related impacts or events have become everyday news, think about the … [Read more...] about The Climate Symphony