The Paris text was a political fix in which grand words masked inadequate deeds. The voluntary national emission reduction commitments since Paris now put the world on a path of 3.4°C of warming by 2100, and more than 5°C if high-end risks including carbon-cycle feedbacks are taken into account. The Paris outcome

What can we do about climate change? The Best Climate Practices Observatory has just announced its fifth challenge “Building local resilience to climate disaster risk, in a search for innovative best practices to address the severe danger from extreme weather events. The 2017 contest, which begins March 13 and runs

End extreme poverty. Fight inequality and injustice. Fix climate change. In just 17 steps. Over the course of 15 years. Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is 17 aspirational “Global Goals,” which are also referred to as the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There are 169 targets

The task of climate rescue can feel daunting. Where do you start with the new policy, infrastructure and lifestyles urgently needed to switch humanity from wrecking to restabilizing the climate? This big switch should and could be made quickly but it’s controlled by a small switch in our heads that’s

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, speaking at the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan, yesterday emphasized the need to “embed Disaster Risk Reduction into the very DNA of our sustainable development framework.” “Sustainability starts in Sendai,” he said. “Disaster Risk Reduction can be a front