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Coal Is Fueling A Pollution Problem In Central Asia

Dec 19, 2022 at 08:49 | RFE/RL staff

Coal-powered plants and the stoves of residential homes in Central Asia's largest cities are pumping toxins into the sky, icy roads are thick with slow moving, aging vehicles,…

The Environmental Consequence Of Burning Rubber

Dec 02, 2022 at 07:32 | Brian Westenhaus

Have you ever wondered what happens to the rubber tread that wears off a vehicle’s tires? On a planet with hundreds of millions…

Is Climate Change Really Fueling A Rise In Dangerous Hurricanes?

Nov 23, 2022 at 08:26 | Global Risk Insights

The effects of climate change are being increasingly felt across the United States. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently predicted a…

EU Presents New Climate Fund For Developing Nations, But There’s A Catch

Nov 18, 2022 at 07:22 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The EU has proposed at the COP27 climate summit the establishment of a so-called ‘loss and damage’ fund for developing countries to help them cope with the effects…

Sustainable Plastics Could Revolutionize Waste Management In Emerging Markets

Nov 17, 2022 at 08:32 | Oxford Business Group

As an increasing number of countries ban single-use plastics, waste remains a significant environmental issue – although a variety of initiatives promise to make emerging markets the focus…

Krygyzstan’s Graveyard Of Factories Is A Ticking Time Bomb

Oct 28, 2022 at 10:48 | Eurasianet

Even after he retired in 2019, chemical engineer Suidumbek Kalmurzayev remained preoccupied by the fate of his former workplace in Tash-Kumyr, a Kyrgyz city that sits at the…

The Future Of Sustainable Aquaculture In Emerging Markets

Oct 11, 2022 at 08:27 | Oxford Business Group

With per capita fish consumption having doubled in the past six decades, aquaculture is becoming more important in combatting food insecurity. Recent innovations seek to improve sustainability and…

Climate Change Could Cost The Global Economy $23 Trillion By 2050

Sep 23, 2022 at 08:43 | Haley Zaremba

For decades, we have known that transitioning away from fossil fuels and toward a decarbonized economy was essential to the health of our planet and of future generations.…

Shipping Emissions On The Rise As EU Shifts Energy Supply Chain Away From Russia

Sep 23, 2022 at 08:18 | ZeroHedge

Western countries' unilateral sanctions slapped Moscow with ignite even more man-made carbon dioxide emissions from the shipping industry as Europe rejiggers energy supply chains away from Russia by…

Is The Middle East Becoming Unhabitable?

Sep 12, 2022 at 15:42 | Alex Kimani

A climate report released ahead of the UN's COP27 climate summit in Egypt in November has revealed that the Middle East and Eastern…

Africa Considers Creative Financing Options To Fund Climate Initiatives

Sep 08, 2022 at 06:58 | Oxford Business Group

While uncertainty abounds in global energy markets amid Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, African leaders are increasingly looking to the private sector to finance investment in clean energy…

Is The UK Doing Enough To Achieve Its Climate Goals?

Sep 02, 2022 at 08:22 | Global Risk Insights

Recent unprecedented temperatures experienced within the United Kingdom – recorded as exceeding 40 degrees celsius for the first time – exemplify the increasing likelihood and…

The Inflation Reduction Act Falls Short On Emissions Regulation

Aug 25, 2022 at 09:57 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

When, early this year, the U.S. Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS)  throttled the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority to reduce carbon emissions on the grounds that…

IMF Calls For Global Guidelines On Climate Reporting

Aug 09, 2022 at 09:26 | City A.M

Global guidelines on corporate climate reporting must fall in line with those in Europe and the US or investors could be hit by fragmented and inconsistent information, the…

Carbon Emissions On Track To Reach An All-Time High

Jul 22, 2022 at 09:06 | Robert Rapier

Earlier this month the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2022 was released, covering energy data through 2021. Previously, I provided a 

Emerging Markets Are Scrambling For Solutions To Curb Plastic Waste

Jun 30, 2022 at 11:36 | Oxford Business Group

More than two years after the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, many emerging markets are still dealing with high levels of plastic waste. Amid numerous environmental and health…

Could Blue Carbon Credits Be The Future Of Sustainable Financing?

Jun 01, 2022 at 11:02 | Oxford Business Group

The Bahamas has become the latest emerging market to seek to leverage its natural environs to fund projects to protect its environment, announcing plans to sell blue carbon…

Is The World Meeting Its Climate Pledges?

May 19, 2022 at 10:43 | Haley Zaremba

Last November, the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, commonly known as COP26, took place amidst great uncertainty as the world finished out its second year of living…

How Sustainable Architecture Could Help Lower Global Emissions

Apr 29, 2022 at 10:18 | Oxford Business Group

Amid efforts to reduce the carbon footprint associated with the construction industry, there is increasing recognition of the benefits of sustainable and regenerative architecture as a means of…

An Environmental Disaster Is Unfolding In Venezuela

Feb 23, 2022 at 13:10 | Matthew Smith

An often overlooked and ignored aspect of Venezuela’s crisis is the considerable environmental degradation occurring at the hands of the OPEC member’s decrepit…

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