Electric cars are drying up the desert
Indigenous communities in the Atacama Desert are paying the price for lithium extraction for electric vehicles, says Meabh Byrne
Carbon removal must not overshadow decarbonisation efforts
Overreliance on nascent technology is not something to be excited about, says former IPCC Chair Sir Robert Watson
Can engineered biochar solve India’s agricultural emissions?
Biochar expert Professor Manish Kumar explains the potential benefits of pyrolised plants.
Enhanced weathering will not work without EU research funds
Too many uncertainties exist around enhanced weathering for it to be implemented, despite significant potential. The EU must be less frugal with R&D or the private sector will step in and transparency will suffer, says Amann Thorben.
Climate models need reform – the social justice risks of BECCS and afforestation show why
Removal tech will need transparency, accountability, and legitimacy to minimise impacts on local populations, says Pam McElwee
An IMF bailout will not help Sri Lanka. Debt-for-climate swaps would.
Debt-for-climate swaps are an effective mechanism to relieve poverty and help wealthy countries meet their climate finance obligations, says Avishka Sendanayake.
What is the financial cost of loss and damage from climate change?
Even conservative estimates show the climate crisis has cost poor countries more than half a trillion dollars already – it is past time to define and fund loss and damage, say A. Karim Ahmed and Jeffrey D. Tamucci
Food aid is not helping Africa’s struggle with climate change: what would?
Increased droughts, floods, and storms due to climate change are eroding African food security. New research shows that agricultural and cereal aid are not helping.
Build Beyond Zero
Could we go beyond removing CO2 from the atmosphere and actually use it in the building blocks of the future?
Why we need a Global Climate Reparations Fund
Loss and damage from climate change has already cost hundreds of billions of dollars. Professors A. Karim Ahmed and Audrey Chapman propose a mechanism to address the moral and financial debt owed by highly industrialised nations.