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Road to COP26

New Zealand best country to survive an apocalypse?

(CU)_A financial crisis, major food losses, as well as a pandemic have been reported over the recent years and we have been lucky that all of them did not happen at the same time. However, there is no real reason to believe it all of that could not happen in the same year, given the “perilous state” which human civilisation is currently in. Therefore a group of researchers recently conducted a study to determine which countries are best suited to survive such a global collapse of society.  According to the scientists who conducted the study published in the journal Sustainability,...

Green Party ‘absolutely agrees’ with the government?

LONDON (CU)_Earlier this week, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesperson for the COP26 climate summit, Allegra Stratton, faced widespread criticism for saying people could reduce their personal environmental impact by not rinsing their plates before putting them in the dishwasher. Now once again, the PM's former press secretary has made headlines by claiming that people can “join the Green Party” if they want to assist in tackling the climate...

Environmental groups challenge ‘unreasonable, irrational, illogical’ decision

DARWIN, Northern Territory (CU)_Following the economic downturn brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government of Australia has launched plans for a "gas-led recovery", which will be focused on the development of five Australian gas fields, including the Beetaloo Basin. As part of this economic recovery, the Minister for Resources and Water, Keith Pitt, has already millions of dollars in grants to a fracking company exploring gas buried...

Canadians feeling strongly about the urgency to fight climate change

VANCOUVER (CU)_Since early last week, several provinces across Canada reported a surge in wildfires which ravaged homes and forced mass evacuations across cities. The situation was particularly critical in the province of British Columbia (BC), where there were 245 active wildfires as of Thursday (29 July), of which three dozens were considered either extremely threatening or highly visible. As a result, authorities issued 60 evacuation orders covering 3,443 properties....

Vulnerable countries are not asking for much…

(CU)_As the countries across the globe prepare for COP26, scheduled to be held in Glasgow in November, one of the major sticking points for the crucial climate talks is the failure of the developed nations to make good on their promise on mobilising billions of dollars in climate finance for developing countries. The pledge, originally made in 2009, was to provide $100bn a year for poorer, vulnerable countries to...

Electrifying response to Revolt’s e-bikes

NEW DELHI (CU)_While there has been a global revival in the need to minimise climate change, many countries have launched plans to slash their greenhouse gas emissions and carbon neutrality by 2050. On the other hand, oil prices have also escalated, reaching record high levels across India this week. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the new e-bikes launched by Revolt Motors received an electrifying response on Thursday...

Promoting legal forest management, timber production and trade

(CU)_The recent boost in efforts to maximise sustainable development across the world has given rise to the need to increase in legality and transparency in the global timber trade. According to recent studies, illegal logging is estimated to account for 10 to 30 per cent of the global timber trade, amounting to $30 - 100 billion annually. This impairs food security, poverty alleviation, climate change mitigation and other sustainable...