The official global target of a 2°C temperature rise is 'utterly inadequate' for protecting those at most risk from climate change, says a lead author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, writing in the open-access journal Climate Change Responses.
The commentary presents a rare inside-view of a discussion at the Lima Conference of the Parties on the likely consequences of accepting an average global warming target of 2°C versus 1.5°C.
Wilhelmina Peragine, a teaching fellow at Harvard Graduate School of Education, had an idea to test an innovative education idea while doing her bit to enhance urban life. Build a parklet in Boston, funded by Kickstarter and private foundation grants, with a team that included special-education students from Boston public schools, volunteers from Boston Architectural College, city officials, and various nonprofits. THE PROJECT WAS FUNDED THROUGH A KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN AND DONATIONS FROM PRIVATE
It’s time to broaden the debate on how to fund a universal basic income by including options for sharing resource rents, which is a model that can be applied internationally to reform unjust economic systems, reduce extreme poverty and protect the global commons.
An out-of-control wildfire is just as much a natural disaster as a hurricane or flood. Just ask Californians who fled for their lives or saw their homes burn down in recent years. But that’s not how wildfires are handled in the federal budget, and it’s taking money away from worthwhile programs in our national forests and parks.
France just passed a trailblazing new law that requires that all new buildings constructed in commercial areas to be partially-covered by either solar panels or green roofs. Not only will this bring dramatic changes to the nation’s skylines and bolster the efficiency of all new commercial construction, but the law will help France pick up the pace the solar adoption—which has lagged behind other European nations in recent years.
Read more: France requires all new buildings to have green roofs or solar panels | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
CREDIT: shutterstock For most, forests are something to be driven by or hiked through briefly. A new study shows just how much humankind has tailored these landscapes to our own devices at the expense of the rest of the natural world.
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