Despite their benefits to national economies, reefs around the world are at risk, including in the United States.
Today, the government of the United Kingdom took a significant step to shift to a low-carbon economy, providing clear signals to investors that the UK wants to host large-scale clean energy projects moving forward.
The agreement announced today takes the form of a legally binding target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 50 percent below 1990 levels by 2025, as part of the country’s fourth carbon budget. The agreement of the country’s conservative and liberal democrat parties extends current targets and continues the country on an aggressive reduction path from 2023-2027.
How the climate crisis will transform the global economy.
The global recession has brought new attention to chronic structural flaws in current economic models and assumptions. As economies struggle to recover, many are taking a closer look at the broad concept of a "Green Economy," one that simultaneously promotes sustainability and economic growth What would this type of economy look like, and how could we get there? Here are responses to some of the most commonly-asked questions.
Scenario exercises look at the how and why of decision-making for climate change.
This piece originally appeared on ChinaFAQs.org
The two defining challenges of this century are climate change and poverty. Our challenge is to find a way to deal with both, at the same time.
This piece originally appeared on the World Resources Report website.
Reefs at Risk Revisited reveals a new reality about coral reefs and the increasing stresses they are under.
This piece originally appeared as the foreword to Reefs at Risk Revisited.
Reefs at Risk Revisited is released in Washington, DC on February 23, 2011.
Mapping of past thermal stress on coral reefs (1998–2007) suggests that almost 40 percent of reefs may have been affected by thermal stress, meaning they are located in areas where water temperature