Adaptation

How to mobilise private finance for climate adaptation

COP28 saw progress on global adaptation efforts, with governments agreeing on targets for a Global Goal on Adaptation (GGA) and…

Leading with an invisible hand: what role will private finance play at COP28?

As global leaders spend the next two weeks hammering out decisions relating to the future of our planet at COP28…

The climate is changing faster than we are

A succession of hottest-day records smashed, then smashed again. Flooding in the north-east of the US, Pakistan and southern Japan.…

Students lay the foundation for a new generation of sustainable cooling in India

In the scorching heat in a town near Delhi, Jyoti Pandey rode her scooter packed with takeaway meals. Halfway through…

Farmers in Africa need better information to adopt solar irrigation

The use of solar energy to power groundwater pumps that farmers in drought-ridden, off-grid regions in Africa and elsewhere can…

Are debt-for-climate swaps finally taking off?

Climate change is causing sea levels to rise faster than for 3,000 years, bringing a “torrent of trouble” to almost…

New Zealand’s extreme weather another blaring siren for climate action

Every two weeks for the past six weeks, the city I live in (Auckland, New Zealand) has experienced an extreme…

Why anticipatory insurance is the next frontier for climate aid

On 9 January, UN secretary-general António Guterres and Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif, held a conference in Geneva looking to…

Methane in the net-zero crosshairs for 2023 – Bill Gates’s Breakthrough Energy Ventures

At the 2015 UN climate conference that delivered the Paris Agreement, Bill Gates announced that a coalition of 28 high-net-worth…

Can desalination save a drying world? 

Globally, around 1% of the world’s drinking water is desalinated, but in Israel, that figure is around 25%. The country…