Ahead of a key vote in European Parliament on 1st June, Solidaridad’s Catarina Vieira warns that the law risks cutting smallholder farmers out of European supply chains, forcing them into even less regulated markets.
Nickel mining must follow the reforms to the palm oil industry, not repeat its mistakes, says Mighty Earth’s Amanda Hurowitz.
Indigenous communities in the Atacama Desert are paying the price for lithium extraction for electric vehicles, says Meabh Byrne
Overreliance on nascent technology is not something to be excited about, says former IPCC Chair Sir Robert Watson
Biochar expert Professor Manish Kumar explains the potential benefits of pyrolised plants.
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.
Removal tech will need transparency, accountability, and legitimacy to minimise impacts on local populations, says Pam McElwee
Debt-for-climate swaps are an effective mechanism to relieve poverty and help wealthy countries meet their climate finance obligations, says Avishka Sendanayake.
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
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.