The Climate Briefing: Episode 4 – Coronavirus and Climate Change (Chatham House)

How will the pandemic affect progress towards a greener society?

Professor Tim Benton, Research Director, Emerging Risks; Director, Energy, Environment and Resources Programme, Chatham House
Anna Aberg, Research Analyst, Energy, Environment and Resources Programme, Chatham House


The Challenging Arithmetic of Climate Action (Project-Syndicate)

All strategies to mitigate climate change have distributive implications that cannot be overlooked. If left unaddressed, such implications will fuel persistent headwinds to progress on the climate change and sustainability agenda.

Michael Spence, a Nobel laureate in economics, is Professor of Economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He was the chairman of the independent Commission on Growth and Development, an international body that from 2006-2010 analyzed opportunities for global economic growth, and is the author of The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World.

This is what we can really do about climate change, says new report (WEF)

  • Despite efforts to achieve net-zero by 2050, global emissions are still rising.
  • A new study suggests ways to fast-track efforts to decarbonize the planet.
  • Building a business case for sustainable energy could drive the transition.

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Not a Decade to Spare for Climate Action (Project-Syndicate)

Alfred Nobel could not possibly have imagined the scope or scale of today’s global challenges when he introduced his eponymous prize nearly 125 years ago. Yet, by establishing a platform for identifying those who are doing the most for humanity, he may have created a powerful means of confronting them.

Johan Rockström is Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research – Lars Heikensten is Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation – Marcia McNutt is President of the US National Academy of Sciences

How Islamic finance can build resilience to climate change (WEF)

In arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs), extreme weather manifestations such as droughts caused by prolonged dry spells, among other climate stressors, put ASALs at risk and intensify conflicts.

Maram Ahmed – Fellow, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London

Weather reports could soon be telling us about the role of climate change (WEF)

“It will be largely cloudy in the north-west today, with a medium risk of extreme flooding because of climate change…”

Charlotte Edmond