Forest monitoring efforts in Phu Khao Khouay, Vientiane Province, Laos PDR. Photo credit: Hannah McDonald If ever there was a year to make significant progress on forest conservation and climate…

Ellysar Baroudy |

In developing countries, biodigesters are becoming an incredibly effective solution to convert manure into biogas. Photo: SimGas Sub-Saharan Africa continues to suffer from a major energy deficit…

Juha Seppala |

  According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), full implementation of countries’ submitted pledges for low-carbon development will require USD 13.5 trillion in investments in energy…

Abhishek Bhaskar, Rafael Ben |

Credit: UN-REDD Programme/Pablo Cambronero  The countdown is now well and truly onto to the Paris climate change talks in France. A key factor in the talks will be the national plans, known as the…

Ellysar Baroudy |

We’re about 16 months away from the 2015 UN climate meeting in Paris, intended to reach an ambitious global agreement on climate change. Now, more than ever, there is a need for innovation to…

Richard Zechter |

Ten years ago, the first Better Air Quality (BAQ) conference brought policy makers, experts, and advocates to Hong Kong to review the status of air quality in Asia and to recommend how to improve…

Charles Feinstein |

Thick cloudy skies subdued the sunlight on an autumnal day in Paris. That did not stop the group of representatives from the public and private sector attending the 5th Carbon Fund Meeting of the…

Benoît Bosquet |

When Jane Goodall spoke Tuesday at the World Bank, she said she had recently begun to understand the exciting potential value of REDD – reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation…

Benoît Bosquet |

What would support for climate change adaptation look like if it were designed to meet the needs of those most vulnerable to the effects of climate change?   It might, for example, offer…

Robin Mearns |

My life has always been connected to nature -- from the banks of the River Boyne in southern Ireland where I grew up as a child, to the shorelines of California and Hawaii where I reside with my…

Pierce Brosnan |