Adaptation

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…

Adaptation lessons from Israel’s Negev Desert: A source of climate hope

Recent UN climate conferences have seen louder calls to both prepare and finance climate adaptation plans, as the impacts of…

Weekly data: Heatwaves show us climate adaptation must be a policy priority in Europe

Europe is in the grip of an extreme heatwave. Temperatures in Spain and Portugal have crossed 40°C (104°F), with warnings…

Climate adaptation still needs major scale-up

While delegations at COP26 acknowledged that the pledge by wealthy nations to provide $100bn a year by 2020 to help…

Greater focus on climate adaptation needed across Africa

The benefits of advancing the energy transition and other climate action in African countries will only be felt after 2040…