Today’s Solutions: July 22, 2024

EU announces new climate actio

EU announces new climate action legislation

To reach their goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050, the EU has released a draft of new climate change legislation to further cut emissions. The new legislation, which must still be approved by the EU’s 27 member states and parliament, proposes laws such as increasing taxes on jet fuel and Read More...

Big oil continues to take hits

Big oil continues to take hits as green energy activists join ExxonMobil board

We recently wrote about how a monumental court ruling has ordered Shell to cut emissions by 45 percent by 2030. Later that very same day, another climate victory occurred as shareholders voted to elect two green energy activists to the ExxonMobil board.  The shift took place thanks to an Read More...

US to rejoin Paris climate acc

US to rejoin Paris climate accord

In a victory for climate activists and environmental action, the United States has committed to rejoining the 2015 Paris climate accord. Although this is the easiest step in a long road of climate action ahead, the re-entry demonstrates to the US and the world that climate change is once again a Read More...

Investors worth $5 trillion se

Investors worth $5 trillion set giant emissions reduction target for 2025

A group of investors who control $5 trillion in assets together have pledged to cut the greenhouse gas emissions of their portfolios by as much as 29 percent in five years. The group, which includes investors from Allianz and the Church of England, are all part of the UN convened Net-Zero Asset Read More...

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Thought Leader Series: Damon Gameau and the world in 2040

If it was up to you, what would our world look like in 2040? Would there be more trees? More sustainable development? Less meat-eating? This is the exact question Damon Gameau set out to answer in making his film 2040. Inspired by his young daughter, Velvet, he set out to scour the globe for Read More...

41 US states show emission cut

41 US states show emission cuts and GDP growth go hand in hand

Economic prosperity and environmental preservation are often portrayed as mutually exclusive goals. But do we really have to choose between financial health and a healthy planet for future generations? Research from 41 states across the US says no.   Research from the World Resources Institute Read More...

Infrastructure changes to sust

Infrastructure changes to sustain falling emissions past the pandemic

Throughout the pandemic, we’ve covered stories of reduced emissions and environmental recovery, but now we face the daunting question of how to maintain lowered emissions as we reopen the economy. In most cities, transportation is the first or second-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions and Read More...

Researcher says COVID-19 will

Researcher says COVID-19 will reduce European emissions by 24 percent

Yesterday we shared a story about how the COVID-19 outbreak demonstrates society’s ability to act fast in the face of a crisis. If we choose to apply this amazing human capacity for action to the climate crisis, we may already have a bit of a head start with massive emissions drops due to the Read More...

After a 29 percent drop, UK ca

After a 29 percent drop, UK carbon emissions are now back at 1988 levels

A carbon brief has revealed that the United Kingdom’s carbon dioxide emissions have dropped 29 percent since 2010. The analysis found that carbon emissions dropped 2.9 percent last year alone, bringing 2019 emissions down to 1988 levels.  The drop in emissions is largely attributed to coal Read More...