Mangroves are notable carbon accumulators, recently named Blue Carbon (BC) primarily to portray the significant contribution of these ecosystems to global carbon sequestration and climate change mitigation.
Multi-dimensional poverty and inequality continue to persist in Africa’s societies.
The majority of African livelihoods rely on income from agricultural activities, which makes them vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. At the same time, the population on the continent is fast growing, which translates into rapid expansion of urban areas and associated infrastructural needs.
Prof. Jeremy Moss from the Practical Justice Initiative considers the role of climate justice in navigating toward a net zero economy.
In this scientific-technological and globalised era, climate change education focuses extensively on long-term, global consequences of anthropogenic climate change, and proclaims that only scientific-technological advances can help all of us save our planet earth.
It is clear nowadays that there are marked differences in the way climate and environmental changes and how their effects on health and their implications have been managed, both in terms of countries’ success in preserving the health of their citizens, and in the magnitude of inequalities. Unfortunately, no matter how bad climate and environmental changes were before the pandemic, and no matter how hard it exposed the inequalities in our society, the post-pandemic world may experience even greater climatic and environmental changes and inequalities.
Wednesday 18 November 2020: An international coalition of leading climate research universities will issue its first Declaration ahead of the G20 Summit on 21 and 22 November 2020.
In Australia, despite the work of our world-leading scientists, climate change is a vexed political topic, rather than a question of science and policy. Join climate scientist and author of The Future Eaters and The Weather Makers, Tim Flannery, marine ecologist Adriana Vergés, social researcher, author of How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way That Makes a Difference, Rebecca Huntley and marine biologist and Dean of Science at UNSW Sydney, Emma Johnston to find out how we might turn these pressing climate conversations into climate solutions.
Nature based solutions look to protect our fragile ecosystems and meet the climate challenge simultaneously. The United Nations estimates that one-third of the Paris Agreement targets could be met through nature based solutions and could have the additional benefits of reducing poverty and improving food security in developing countries.
Concrete jungles absorb and hold heat very differently to the natural environment and this will force city planners to consider how life in the city will need to adapt as climate change increases in intensity over time.
As the world becomes increasingly aware of climate change, the role of climate scientists has expanded from research expeditions in remote parts of the world, to educators, not only to future scientists but their local communities as well.