By Catherine Early | – ( China Dialogue ) – New net-zero pledges are welcome but need to be met with rapid action in national climate plans, according to the UN Environment Programme. The number of countries committing to net-zero emissions goals by mid-century is a “significant and encouraging development”, the United Nations Environment Programme […]
By Charlotte Nijhuis | – ( China Dialogue ) – Both countries have their work cut out to reach emissions-reduction goals, but China is already learning from Dutch expertise in offshore wind. With half of its territory below sea level, the Netherlands is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The country is a […]
By Tom Baxter | – ( China Dialogue) – Bangladesh’s minister of power, energy and mineral resources, Nasrul Hamid, surprised energy watchers recently when he said the country is planning to “review” all but three of 29 planned coal plants. “We are keeping the three coal-fired power plants that are under construction. At present, we […]
By Torsten Thiele, Marie-Christine Imbert and Timothy Bouley |- ( China Dialogue ) – We must think about how we emerge in a new and more sustainable post-crisis world that places living resources at its heart. When thinking about life on Earth, there is no better place to start than the ocean. Life was born […]
By Fabíola Ortiz | – ( China Dialogue) – Global biodiversity talks in China this year will highlight nature-based solutions that could meet one-third of Paris Agreement climate goal by 2030. NBS can mitigate some 12 gigatonnes of CO2 per year, contributing a third of what is needed by 2030 to keep global average temperature […]
So why are we destroying them?
By Catherine Early | – China Dialogue – Missed opportunities for tough action on the climate emergency mean emissions cuts must be much faster, UN warns Emissions reductions need to be urgently speeded up, with a 7.6% cut required each year in order to keep global temperature rise within 1.5C, according to a UN assessment […]
By Feng Hao | – ( ChinaDialogue ) – Using electricity for everything will help lay the groundwork for lowering carbon emissions, but it won’t be easy As the world belatedly sets about reducing carbon emissions, the struggle between coal power and renewables for the future of China’s electricity system has garnered a lot of […]