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Stories to Watch 2020

The article below was built based on STORIES TO WATCH, an initiative by the WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE (WRI) that overviews trends, people and moments that will matter in the year to come. This particular moment in time also marks the beginning of a new decade, following one where countless unprecedented events took place. Striking natural (and unnatural) disasters, from floods to draughts to fires occurred and, in the middle of it all, an incredible sense of the awake of a global collective action, that eventually faded away. (Will this be its decade, we ask?) In this summary, WRI, through the voice of its President and CEO Andrew...

COP25: UNEP’s perspective

Under the 2015 Paris Climate agreement, more than 200 nations committed to keep global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and, if possible, to less than 1.5 degrees above. As we speak, the world is 1.1 degrees warmer than it was at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. This change already had a great effect on the planet and people's lives. COP, the official Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change, the entity that guarantees that the Paris agreement is implemented, just held its 25th group's meeting, in Madrid, this month. Sharing his thoughts on the event, António Guterres, Secretary-General of...

IPCC Report inspires collective leadership from industry leaders

With concerns continuing to grow over climate change, and the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report concluding that "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes" are now required (source), many industry leaders are looking for ways to address the problem. Aenean viverra suscipit arcu, quis venenatis nulla molestie a. Nullam purus diam, tempus nec ante vulputate, rhoncus fringilla nunc. Proin et justo vitae mauris venenatis eleifend. Sed auctor orci finibus faucibus imperdiet. Sed sollicitudin justo ut urna congue fermentum. Nulla facilisi. Pellentesque gravida tempus iaculis. Nulla facilisi. Etiam aliquet convallis purus, sed pulvinar est condimentum et. Donec eget condimentum ligula, mattis finibus velit. Mauris elementum...

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