Climate, Environment, Renewable Energy

Climate-change effects to drive rising losses from severe weather events:Sigma study

Articles       Apr 08, 2020

  The latest sigma "Natural catastrophes in times of economic accumulation and climate change" says that Swiss Re Institute expects that global warming will lead to growing intensity and frequency of severe weather events, but also to more uncertainty in their assessment.   Economic and insured losses...

WHO, IMF say saving lives 'prerequisite' to save jobs

International News       Apr 04, 2020

  The WHO and IMF chiefs insisted Friday that saving lives was a "prerequisite" to saving livelihoods in the coronavirus pandemic a crisis they called "one of humanity's darkest hours". World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and International Monetary Fund managing director Kristalina Georgieva said...

China defends against incoming second wave of coronavirus

International News       Mar 29, 2020

  WUHAN,  - A growing number of imported coronavirus cases in China, where the epidemic originated in December, risked fanning a second wave of infections when domestic transmissions had “basically been stopped”, a senior health official said on Sunday.China, where the disease first emerged in the...

Australia faces worsening bushfires without climate change action: Report

International News       Mar 12, 2020

  Australia risks worse wildfires than this season’s record-breaking blazes unless it reduces emissions and phases out fossil-fuel exports, climate scientists warned.   In a report titled “Summer of Crisis,” the Climate Council lobby group said Australian governments ignored warnings from scientists for at least a decade...

Top UK firms face tougher climate disclosure rule

International News       Mar 06, 2020

LONDON: Britain’s top listed companies must disclose how climate change affects their business, using globally agreed guidance, or explain to investors why they have not, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) proposed on Friday.   Investors increasingly favour companies with business models likely to prove robust as...

Half of world’s sandy beaches May Disappear, Say Climate Researchers

International News       Mar 03, 2020

  Scientists say that half of the world’s sandy beaches could disappear by the end of the century if climate change continues unchecked.   Researchers at the European Union’s Joint Research Center in Ispra, Italy, used satellite images to track the way beaches have changed over the...

March-May period likely to be warmer than normal: IMD

Indian News       Feb 28, 2020

  New Delhi:  The months of March, April and May are "likely to be warmer than normal" over northwest, west, central and parts of south India, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday in its summer forecast.   Above normal heat wave conditions are also likely...

Powered by hydrogen, Hyundai's trucks aim to conquer the Swiss Alps

Facts       Feb 28, 2020

  Hyundai's hydrogen-powered 18-tonne trucks are set to hit the roads in Switzerland next month as the South Korean automaker looks to establish a case for its zero-emissions technology in a low carbon world.   Invented nearly two centuries ago, hydrogen fuel cells first lost out to...

Climate Risk:Singapore prepares itself with $72B Defense Plan

Articles       Feb 26, 2020

  Singapore has a reputation for planning ahead. When it comes to climate change, it’s planning for the worst.   While governments around the world are struggling to meet the goals of the Paris agreement — keeping the global temperature increase to about 1.5 degrees Celsius and...

Australia regulator seeks to understand financial risks of climate change

International News       Feb 24, 2020

  Australia’s prudential regulator said on Monday it was looking to better understand the financial risks of climate change and would begin undertaking deeper assessments of the industry’s vulnerabilities to improve resilience.   The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) will develop industry guidance to help provide better...

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