The World May Have Already Crossed Five Climate Tipping Points, New Study Finds

The World May Have Already Crossed Five Climate Tipping Points, New Study Finds

The concept of climate tipping points, when changes in an Earth system are self-perpetuating and often irreversible, has been around for decades. In recent years, studies have shown how the loss of trees in the Amazon, for example, creates a feedback loop in which the forest is no longer able to sustain itself, fueling further…

G7 Countries’ Corporate Emissions Targets Fall Short on Climate Goals, New Report Finds

G7 Countries’ Corporate Emissions Targets Fall Short on Climate Goals, New Report Finds

G7 countries’ corporate emissions reduction targets are only ambitious enough to limit the global average temperature increase to 2.7°C above pre-industrial levels. According to a new study published by CDP, a climate research provider and environmental disclosure platform, and management consultancy Oliver Wyman, the numbers fall far short of the Paris Agreement’s 1.5 °C ambition…

Mexico City: Next Destination for the Sustainable Mobility Tour of Latam Mobility in 2022

Mexico City: Next Destination for the Sustainable Mobility Tour of Latam Mobility in 2022

After the successful face-to-face meeting “Latam Mobility: Chile 2022“, which was held at the W Santiago Hotel in the Chilean capital, and which brought together ministers, organizations and representatives of the most prominent companies linked to the sustainable mobility sector in Latin America, it is now the turn of one of the most important markets…

UN: “Gender equality will not be achieved in the next two centuries”

UN: “Gender equality will not be achieved in the next two centuries”

The United Nations (UN) analysis of Sustainable Development Goal 5 reveals a “worrying setback” in women’s economic empowerment, and that the world is not on track to achieve gender equality by 2030. The report, “Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Gender Overview 2022,” analyzes each SDG in the context of its relationship to gender…

“Solar Installations to Grow Fivefold by 2038,” According to Rethink Energy

“Solar Installations to Grow Fivefold by 2038,” According to Rethink Energy

The “Global Solar Forecast 2050” report by consultancy Rethink Energy shows that solar is growing so fast that it is bound to have growing pains, with a projection that estimates a five-fold increase in annual installations by 2038. According to the report, governments, utilities and renewable energy companies have realized that not only is it…

Wood Mackenzie: Global Energy Storage Growth Continues, Despite Headwinds

Wood Mackenzie: Global Energy Storage Growth Continues, Despite Headwinds

The global energy storage market is poised to reach the 500 GW milestone by 2031, with the U.S. and China accounting for 75% of global demand in a highly consolidated market. The US remains the market leader in energy storage, but disruptions from trade measures have led to a decline in demand. The North American…

S&P Global: “Energy Transition Faces a Fuel Tax Problem”

S&P Global: “Energy Transition Faces a Fuel Tax Problem”

With declining tax revenues from fossil-powered cars with no obvious substitute threatening to blow a hole in the balance sheets of industrialized economies rushing to decarbonize, a note from S&P Global finds that action on a new tax deal for a low-carbon future is urgently needed. The UK’s Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) highlighted the…

MIT Study: Battery Storage Systems Shift to Elements More Abundant Than Lithium

MIT Study: Battery Storage Systems Shift to Elements More Abundant Than Lithium

According to a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) study, the cost and availability limits of the main materials currently used in battery manufacturing have set a floor on the costs of Lithium-ion batteries and may restrict their deployment in the future, inspiring a shift toward chemistries that use more abundant elements in the earth. “Fossil-fuel…

U.S. Lawmakers: Cryptomining Uses Disturbing Amount of Energy

U.S. Lawmakers: Cryptomining Uses Disturbing Amount of Energy

Seven of the largest Bitcoin mining companies in the United States are set to use nearly as much electricity as all the homes in Houston, the country’s fourth most populous city, according to a congressional investigation into the sector. The findings, released last Friday, come at a time when Democratic lawmakers are calling for regulation…

UN Report: Poor Land Management and Resource Exploitation Threaten Half of Global GDP

UN Report: Poor Land Management and Resource Exploitation Threaten Half of Global GDP

A new United Nations (UN) report reveals that 40% of the world’s land is degraded and has warned that without major restoration and preservation efforts, there will be serious consequences for society, nature and the climate. The UN’s second Global Land Outlook assesses land use trends around the world; it tracks land degradation and outlines…

Wood Mackenzie: Recycling Can Ease Raw Material Supply for Electric Vehicles

Wood Mackenzie: Recycling Can Ease Raw Material Supply for Electric Vehicles

Research and consulting firm Wood Mackenzie says that while recycling can alleviate some of the pressure on the battery raw material supply deficit, it will not be able to meet demand alone. Electrification of the transportation sector has led to a boom in demand for lithium-ion batteries, and it is estimated that cumulative global capacity…

UNEP Report: 50 Billion Tons of Sand cannot be Extracted per Year without Serious Consequences

UNEP Report: 50 Billion Tons of Sand cannot be Extracted per Year without Serious Consequences

“All countries should be aware that their development is at stake if they do not take better care of sand, a common but precious resource found on many of the world’s beaches and in our seas,” is a conclusive statement from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in a new report launched late last month….