We said it takes everyone to change everything. And everyone showed up. Last weekend, about 700,000 people from across the globe marched for climate action. We said climate action is a matter of political will. And more than 120 world leaders came to prove their commitment and show leadership. We said we need action, not words. And governments from around the world made their pledges, acknowledging their responsibility and the urgency to act.
September 24, 2014 Comments Off on Hope for Future Generations after Climate Summit
While governments are gathering in New York to discuss climate change for the first time after five years of inaction, the necessary transition is already underway around the world: Hundreds of jurisdictions across the globe have set 100% renewable energy (RE) targets and are leading the journey toward a fossil- and nuclear-free society. A society, independent from energy systems that are powered by increasingly expensive and unsustainable fossil fuel resources and instead powered fully by abundant, local, and affordable renewable energy sources.
September 14, 2014 1 Comment
There are 842 million undernourished people in the world today who do not have access to sufficient quantities of healthy food. The impacts of climate change threaten to significantly increase the number of people at risk of hunger and malnutrition over the next decades. The effect of a changing climate on food production is intuitive: Warming temperatures, floods, droughts and pestilence are already devastating harvests in many parts of the world. Volatile and unreliable food production leads to famine, migration and war. Modern agriculture’s impact on the climate is obvious as well: Production and distribution of food within a globalized economy account for high CO2 emissions because of energy intensive farming systems and long transportation routes. [Read more →]
September 13, 2014 Comments Off on Climate Change and food security: How Belo Horizonte is killing two birds with one stone