10 Nov Day 4 COP27
Click here for the report on 10 New Insights into climate science
- Questioning the myth of endless adaptation: The potential to adapt to climate change is not limitless.
2. Vulnerability hotspots are home to 1.6 billion people. The report identifies vulnerability hotspots in Central America, the Sahel, Central and East Africa, the Middle East, and across the breadth of Asia.
3. New threats on the horizon from climate- health interactions
4. The rising frequency and intensity of extreme weather events related to climate change, as well as its slow-onset impacts, will increasingly drive involuntary migration and displacement.
5. Climate change exacerbates existing vulnerabilities in human security (caused by governance and socioeconomic conditions), which can lead to violent conflict.
6. Sustainable land use is essential to meeting climate targets:
7. Sustainable finance”practices in the private sector are not yet catalysing the profound economic transformations needed to meet climate targets.
8. Loss and Damage the urgent planetary imperative
9. Decentring and coordinating decision-making, while prioritising empowerment of a broad range of stakeholders, are key ways for climate action to be more effective
10. Breaking down structural barriers that arise from the current resource-intensive economy
Companies are rushing to commit to net zero as it is good for business! They need to measure three parts: scope 1,2,3. Most companies are incorrectly measuring this and vastly under reporting. This does not help to identify what will make the most difference to cutting emissions.
Essentially, scope 1 and 2 are those emissions that are owned or controlled by a company, whereas scope 3 emissions are a consequence of the activities of the company but occur from sources not owned or controlled by it.
This is the direct carbon footprint of just your business in your buildings and any company cars. What is your heating? Are your buildings insulated?What fumes or chemicals are given off s a result of your manufacturing. Where are you sourcing your goods from?
This is the indirect carbon footprint of your energy. Is your electricity from a green source or a fossil fuel power station?
Everything else that is loosely connected to your company but what you don't have direct control over such as what customers do with your products at the end of its life. Business travel is included here and how your employees get to work. Have you got investments organisations involved with fossil fuel?
Nature-based solutions (NbS) means working with nature to prevent the worst impacts of climate change, biodiversity and ecosystem loss. NbS build resilience and can realise co-benefits, such as improved air quality, enhanced health and wellbeing, and are cost-effective.
Water and Soil Degradation
Protection from deforestation
Rural Waste management
Food security and cost
Youth activists who are both implementing novel solutions and spreading awareness on the impacts of global warming worldwide.
A selection of youth activists can be found here.
Green Careers Week aims to promote any career that helps to protect and restore the planet.
Green Careers Week has been launched by National Careers Week, with STEM Learning and the UK Space Agency to raise awareness of green careers in every industry.
"Tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities"
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is a way of reducing carbon emissions, which could be key to helping to tackle global warming. It’s a three-step process, involving: capturing the carbon dioxide produced by power generation or industrial activity, such as steel or cement making; transporting it; and then storing it deep underground.