Climate News

A digest of interesting news about climate change from around the world, compiled by us.

Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development

Breaking New Ground: Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development.  International Institute for Environment and Development, London >>

Sustainable Development of Mining Mineral Resources

Sustainable Development of Mining Mineral Resources. See: Journal of Sustainable Mining (older 2013 article) >>

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

New plastic-free PPE. The Ecologist - the Journal for the Post-Industrial Age.

CORONAVIRUS and POLLUTION

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is the newest source of plastic pollution. 'In the era of COVID-19, single-use plastic items such as gloves, masks and sanitizing wipes are increasingly being found and littered on shorelines and disrupting marine ecosystems.' Surfrider Foundation, Hawaii Chapter. >>

Global Coal Exit List

'The Global Coal Exit List (GCEL) is a unique, public database, which provides key statistics on companies throughout the entire thermal coal value chain. It aims to capture the world’s coal industry as a whole and serves as an information source and a divestment tool for the finance sector.' >>

NIKOLA HYDROGEN POWERED VEHICLES

Nikola Hydrogen Powered Commercial Vehicle Production. Nikola Corporation, Phoenix, Arizona. >>

LOW GHG EMISSIONS DEVELOPMENT

Making Long-Term Low GHG Emissions Development Strategies a Reality. The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. A guide to policy makers on how to develop an LTS for submission in 2020 and future revision cycles. 'This guidance provides recommendations to policy makers on how to approach the development of a long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategy (LTS) given the unique circumstances of individual countries in 2020, and future revisions thereof.' >>

CLIMATE EFFECTS on FORESTS

Relationships between physical effects of climate change on forests and economic impacts by world region. CICERO Center for International Climate Research, Oslo.>>

Innovation in Food Systems

Accelerating Innovation in Food Systems Needs Transparency and Dialogue. (Chatham House, London) 'Innovation requires a high failure rate so, while many new technologies may fail, investment in development, testing and social acceptability is crucial to the future of our food systems.' >>

Banking on coal

How central banks can address the financial risks and support a capital shift away from coal. New Economics Foundation, London (January 2020) >>