Month: August 2016

Divestment

        One of the biggest hurdles in combatting climate change is to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels and other pollutants. However, there are individuals who still stand to profit from the industry. The only way to fix that is when the industry is no longer profitable or the business is no…

Loss and Damage

        Loss and Damage associated with climate change impacts was first discussed and initiated at the COP16 held in Cancun in 2010, as part of the Cancun Adaptation Framework. This issue which specifically focus on the context of developing countries are more vulnerable to adverse effects of climate change, including extreme events…

What Is Climate Technology Transfer?

Technology transfer is, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) a broad set of processes covering the flows of know-how, experience and equipment for mitigating and adapting to climate change among different stakeholders such as governments, private sector entities, financial institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and research/education institutions. Its framework was established at COP…

What Is Climate Adaptation?

        As climate change now becomes a topic more prominent than ever, it is also a time to question what we can do about it. There are two main courses of action which are commonly discussed upon and undertaken – mitigation and adaptation. Whilst mitigation attempts to address the root causes (i.e.…

What Is Climate Adaptation?

        Climate adaptation is considered a response to the effects of climate change that seeks to reduce the vulnerability of various social and biological systems thus offsetting the changes. The UNFCCC defines it as actions taken to help communities and ecosystems cope with changing climate condition. It is a process by which…

Common but Differentiated Responsibilities

        The adoption of the principle i.e. Common but Differentiated Responsibilities (CBDR) in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) entails that while all States are pursuing a common goal, they hold different obligations depending on their socio-economic situation, as well as their present and historical contribution to the environmental…

What Is COP22?

The highly anticipated 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be held on the 7th to 18th November 2016 at the ethnically diverse, cultural and traditional city of Marrakesh, Morocco. COP22 offers a unique platform that provides nations with the chance to build on the…

Tze Yang’s Views on CSR Conference

  SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) refers to the UN 2030 agenda released on the 25th of September 2015. A total of 17 goals are stated each focusing on different issues faced by the currect world. (For further reading visit http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/) These issues are targeted to be either solved or improved in the coming 29 years…

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