How the coronavirus pandemic is changing people and our planet

A woman with her baby at a bus stop in Delhi. Women in developing countries are being hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic. The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting everything... Read more »

Climate stress and coronavirus gang up on world’s vulnerable

Poor woman farmer with protective mask in North Vietnam. As risks converge in a complex world, the resilience of small-scale farmers and families living in poverty is being tested... Read more »

Schools for girls can help to answer climate crisis

School girls in Tamil Nadu, India. Educating both halves of humankind seems a no-brainer. Schools for girls could transform climate protection—and so much else. If you really want to tackle... Read more »

Developing Asia’s coal demand helped cancel out rich-world emissions cuts last year

After two years of increases, emissions remained unchanged last year, but annual emissions reductions of 7.6 per cent are needed to avert the worst impacts of climate change, the... Read more »

Food and beverage industry: no plans to totally discard plastic

In December 2019, Mondelēz trialled 100 per cent recyclable paper packaging in one of its products. The global food company said it is made of paper material that does... Read more »

From coal to renewables in China: solving the water stress-power plant mismatch

Seawater in an island in Zhuhai, Guangdong province in China is being desalinated using waste heat from diesel generators to produce fresh water. How can one of the world’s... Read more »

My erasure from a news agency photograph of climate activists at Davos went viral — this is why it matters

Climate activist Vanessa Nakate from Uganda was cut out of a picture taken at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, by the Associated Press. Across Africa, the climate... Read more »

With LNG, the shipping industry could reach its decarbonisation target—but wreck the climate, study finds

The maritime sector has seen a surge of interest in LNG as a shipping fuel as climate concerns and tougher regulations push the industry to tackle its giant carbon... Read more »

Karachi’s green buses to be powered by dung

Dung from cattle could help run the 213 buses of the Karachi Breeze Red Line, one of the five bus rapid transit (BRT) lines that Pakistan’s most populous cities... Read more »

How can businesses address biodiversity loss? Start by being less bad for nature

A wild orangutan in Borneo. Every industry can look at ways to make its production chain more biodiversity-friendly. Cosmetics firms can look at reducing palm oil use, while wineries... Read more »