2019 Climate change mitigation, energy mix and organic agriculture trends

The world needs to commit to a virtual target of 1.4C warming above pre-industrial levels to achieve a 2C goal. Concentrations of CO2 are now 46% greater than the levels in the atmosphere before the industrial revolution. According to UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world needs to spend US$2.4 trillion every year until 2035 to[…]

Latest IEA and OECD reports paint a shaky global picture of energy efficiency and primary resource management for decades to come

The latest International Energy Agency report on energy efficiency sets out a vision for 2040 with 60% more building space and 20% more people, and double global GDP while using only marginally more energy than today and cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 12%. Whereas, the handling of materials will make up to 50 gigatonnes of carbon[…]

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2 H 2018. Here’s what trends in Energy, Ecology, Skills and Finance discussions globally

ENERGY Increasing Resilience in Energy Systems: E-mobility, decentralized generation and outdated infrastructure are putting unprecedented pressure on energy systems, while increased connectivity and complexity are raising the exposure to cyberattacks and cascade failure. International Energy Agency’s The Future of Petrochemicals: The Future of Petrochemicals: Towards a more Sustainable Supply of Plastics and Fertilizers. This new report[…]

World’s multilateral development banks are still to set clear energy access targets, and collectively track energy access finance and its outcomes

1 bn people around the world lack access to electricity, and some 3 bn still rely on polluting solid fuels — like wood or charcoal — for cooking. The International Energy Agency maintains that, to achieve universal electricity access by 2030, off-grid and mini-grid solutions would have to account for over 2/3 of additional electricity supply investment. World’s multilateral[…]