By Chimdi, Obienu, EFI Research Fellow. The delay of COP26 could have far-reaching consequences, as many hoped 2020 would be the year that countries enhanced their Paris Agreement commitments to levels that would see global warming limited to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.
Despite the clear weight of the issue at hand, prospects for significant steps forward at COP25 in December appear slim. COP26 in 2020 will be the last chance for national Paris Agreement plans to be updated before taking force.
The New York Climate Action Summit is a high-profile event to showcase public and private ambitions and advancements in the sphere of climate action. Political leaders, businesspeople, and members of civil society will gather on September 23rd for panels, speeches and presentations on plans that aim to accelerate actions to implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
Around one million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction. That’s the striking statistic that made headlines around the world when a UN advisory body previewed its first global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services in May 2019. To understand the implications behind the assessment and what we can do about it, we take a closer look at the report behind the headlines. Read EFI’s summary here: https://www.environicfoundation.org/ipbes-report/.
Our Sustainable Societies Course is now the gateway course for the Certificate in Sustainable Innovation at Virginia Commonwealth University.
The Certificate in Sustainable Innovation is designed to provide students in any VCU baccalaureate program the option of adding a formal certificate program in sustainability and sustainable approaches to problem-solving. The Certificate in Sustainable Innovation will use a systems-thinking approach to problems of sustainability across all of the academic disciplines.
Co-hosted by Penn State University’s Sustainability Institute in downtown Pittsburgh, PA, The SCC Faculty Conference focused on Pedagogy, Content & Leadership with a mix of panels, workshops, and roundtables. More about this year’s SCC Conference here…
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