The global climate architecture has a significant impact on future geoeconomic and geopolitical trajectories, largely dominated by the interests of advanced economies. The European Union (EU)’s Green Deal is illustrative of this. Countries must develop foreign and trade relations to claim a stake in the investment surge in decarbonised technology innovation and infrastructure. If not, they risk being left behind.
While COVID-19 has presented the world with numerous challenges, it has also generated a conversation about how to reboot the global economy in its aftermath, and how to do so in a sustainable way. It has also highlighted the importance of preparing properly for risks of all kinds and the need for broader societal cooperation on achieving medium- and long-term goals.
As the world scrambles to avert climate disaster, momentum towards a green energy transition is growing. Countries that have relied on fossil fuels to power their homes and economies for more than a century are investing in a new kind of future: one where access to clean technologies gives an economic advantage to those that deploy them first. Build back better – or build back greener – is about changing the paradigm in a world that is already disrupted.
Climate change is a quintessentially global problem which, to be properly addressed, requires a collective solution with the collaboration and commitment of all countries at all levels of government (local, regional, and international). However, this does not imply that all regions around the world are equally affected by this phenomenon. Africa, for example, is among the regions that are most vulnerable to the adverse effects of global warming and climate change.
During his presidential campaign, Joe Biden heralded climate change as one of his four priorities along with fighting the Coronavirus, economic recovery, and racial equality. For the first time, climate change featured as a key priority in a Presidential race.
In the first few weeks of his mandate, Biden proved he intended to stick to his commitments since, hours after his inauguration, he re-entered the United States in the Paris Agreement, which was abandoned by Donald Trump in 2017.
È la campagna delle Nazioni Unite che invita a compiere azioni individuali a favore della sostenibilità e della lotta ai cambiamenti climatici. Rientra nell’impegno dell’ONU di aumentare la consapevolezza, l'ambizione e l'azione per il cambiamento climatico e accelerare l'attuazione dell'accordo di Parigi. Ognuno può dare il suo contributo per prendersi cura del pianeta e costruire un mondo più sostenibile. Come?
Dal Consiglio europeo del 21 e 22 marzo alla visita a Roma del Presidente cinese Xi Jinping, la scorsa settimana è stata densa di appuntamenti decisivi per il posizionamento dell'Italia in ambito europeo e internazionale. Se a Roma si è discusso soprattutto degli accordi con Pechino e delle conseguenze dell’adesione italiana alla Belt and Road Initiative, al vertice di Bruxelles il dibattito si è concentrato naturalmente su Brexit, ma si è parlato anche di climate change, crescita, disinformazione e sicurezza cibernetica.
Il cambiamento climatico, pur essendo un fenomeno globale, può manifestarsi a livello locale con effetti differenti, talvolta in contrasto tra loro; per esempio prolungati periodi di siccità ed eventi meteorici improvvisi e di intensità estrema.
The Paris agreement that entered into force in 2016 after COP21, set a limit to global temperature increase at 2°C above pre-industrial levels; the report by IPCC, published in October 2018, updated this value to 1.5°C, to avoid extreme climate scenarios for future generations.
As many as the residents in the Netherlands, roughly. Or like the combined population of Croatia, Ireland, Norway and Finland. As for its magnitude, the severe drought hitting the Horn of Africa and affecting more than 18 million of its people may end up being the worst in the last 50 years.
As the lights dimmed on the 8th World Water Forum on Friday 23 March 2018, the international community is urged to continue to pay the utmost attention to today’s climate-induced humanitarian crises that are affecting much of our world more frequently and more severely.