“The world’s richest ten percent are responsible for an estimated 47 percent share of global CO2 emissions,” writes Florian Zandt at Statista. This is the result of a recent study published in the journal Nature Sustainability. The study focused on how alleviating poverty worldwide would impact carbon emissions. To Reduce Our Carbon Footprint, We Need Another Kind of Extinction Rebellion
Key lessons on regenerative farming and the potential of animal grazing rotations for carbon capture, from our discussion with Joel Salatin, Co-owner of Polyface Farm.
For over a hundred years, Norway has built industry using hydropower, which was also the beginning of the country’s modern society. Today, when reduced emissions are critical in stopping climate change, Norway has a great advantage: an entire industry powered by clean renewable hydropower.
Key lessons on carbon offsetting and much-needed reforms for the voluntary carbon market, from our discussion with Niklas Kaskeala, Chief Impact Officer at Compensate.
A recent study shows that preserving existing ecosystems is the most effective way to sequester carbon and mitigate the climate crisis. So why is the emphasis so often placed on planting new trees?
In British Columbia, there’s a little valley where the Squamish River snakes down past the cliffs of the Malamute, a popular hiking spot. The hills in all directions are, like much of BC, thickly forested with firs. And nestled in that valley is a newfangled industrial plant that aims to replicate what those millions of trees do: suck carbon dioxide out of the air.
Fossil fuel companies tout carbon capture as a way to shore up their own profits. But the technology holds the potential for good — helping us to save the planet, and ourselves, from ecological catastrophe.
To go Beyond Carbon Capture and to change the destructive trajectory we are on, we need to connect the ecological, economic, political, cultural, and scientific dots. As a global community, we have just started to come up with solutions for that challenging task.
“Native peoples are the original guardians and stewards of their ancestral lands and waterways.” This relationship becomes particularly important when climate change is thrown into the mix.
Storytelling about the climate crisis–called climate fiction or ‘cli-fi’–has generally focused on end-of-the-world stories that serve as a warning. But can they inspire change?
Buen Vivir is a complex concept for social and environmental sustainability based on Indigenous worldviews – one that has evolved over time to include ideas from politics, academia and non-Indigenous communities.
To advance system change, it might be more useful to move away from such labels, as they are divisive and confusing for most people. How can we replace what we have now with something built around a non-extractive, free market?
Between 60-80 per cent of the impacts on the planet come from household consumption. If we change our consumption habits, this will have a drastic effect on our environmental footprint as well. But is it realistic to expect that individual lifestyle changes alone will have the needed impact on reducing CO2 emissions?
Africa’s Great Green Wall mega project holds many hopeful about its potential to resurrect ecosystems, save livelihoods and preserve cultures. However, taking a systemic look at this huge undertaking, experts have echoed concerns that conflict and climate change, among other issues, are complicating efforts on the ground.