With COP 27 over, the balance of what has been achieved is a bit unsatisfactory: a missed opportunity to make decisive progress on mitigation, adaptation and climate finance, which is not offset by the progress in reparations for climate loss and damage.
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Economic activity takes resources from the Earth's natural capital stock and uses the services of its ecosystems, even if they are not (yet) included in national accounting systems.
Inflation is at record highs and is expected to remain at high levels, involving a major challenge for Governments and monetary authorities. The fight against climate change and the transition to a more sustainable economy would have contribute…
The disaster resulting from Russia's invasion of Ukraine has diverted much of the attention away from the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), but we need to take notice of it — not least because its conclusi…
The development of sustainable finance is gathering pace, driven by a strong appetite from investors and a high level of ambition in climate policies. However, it is not enough for the investment needed for the energy transition, which requires…
COP26 will be held in the city of Glasgow, United Kingdom, from October 31 to November 12, 2021. The two possible major topics will be: 1) Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions, and 2) Transition and promotion of cleaner and renewable energy sources.
We are just days away from COP26. According to its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), it is estimated that Mexico emitted 804 million metric tons of CO2e in 2020. As a signatory to the Paris Agreement, Mexico commits to reduce its Greenhouse Gases by 22% by 2030, in the unconditional case.
Climate change is gaining prominence in economic forums. At the biannual meeting in Washington of the IMF and the World Bank, climate issues were no longer relegated to the “risk” or “future challenges” sections of conference papers. Al…
Greenhose Gas Emissions shows a high heterogeneity across countries. Spain has been lowering its absolute emissions and its intensity in the last years. This document analizes in detail available data for GHG emissions of Spanish Autonomous Com…
Policy ambition must be brought up to the same level of ambition that drives pledges, such as those announced at the last Leaders Summit on Climate.
Climate change is an unstoppable wave on the horizon where consumption or investment decisions and public policies are made. Climate change mitigation must be bolstered by measures to adapt to its effects. In so doing, its impacts will be felt in waves rather than a tsunami.
Europe has invited the US to work on an agenda for global change on four issues that are becoming increasingly challenging: health, the environment, trade and technology, and political governance. However, the mechanisms for implementing these measures have not been mentioned. Altruism and containing China are not enough.