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wood  timber  plastic  technology  climatechange 
march 2019 by spencertree
Nature in the Urban Century: Cities Can Offer Solutions for Biodiversity Loss – If We Act Now —TheCityFix
“Cities have been described as humanity’s greatest invention, and cities themselves, as centers of innovation, are a critical partner in protecting nature while improving the lives of billions of urban dwellers around the world,” McDonald said, citing the potential for sustainable cities to use energy and other resources efficiently.

Preserving biodiversity is just one of the urgent reasons smarter urban planning is needed. Unchecked urban growth also threatens the ability of nature to protect the 40 million people currently living in coastal cities and towns at increased risk from the effects of climate change—a number projected to triple by 2070. Slowing urbanization of coastal habitat areas can shelter communities from flooding and storm surge, while significantly supporting efforts to protect biodiversity, the reports finds. And natural habitat areas provide critical carbon storage that could help mitigate climate change. Carbon equivalent to the annual emissions from 931 million cars would be released by 2030 if urbanization trends continue.(includes link to a source report in Nature at: https://www.nature.org/en-us/what-we-do/our-insights/perspectives/nature-in-the-urban-century/?vu=r.v_urban100
biodiversity  cities  planning  transport  p33507  climatechange 
february 2019 by spencertree
Cities — NCE 2014
Download link for Chapter 2 covering cities - an important document
p33507  cities  transport  climatechange  report 
february 2019 by spencertree
New CLimate Economy (2014)
A new pathway for energy.

Countries at all income levels have the opportunity to build lasting economic growth and at the same time reduce the immense risk of climate change. But action is needed now.

The Global Commission, advised by some of the world’s leading economists, sets out a ten point Global Action Plan for governments and businesses to secure better growth in a low-carbon economy.
cities  climatechange  plan  p33507 
february 2019 by spencertree
Tourism is four times worse for the climate than we thought | New Scientist
To help stop global warming, cancel that round-the-world holiday. Tourism has expanded so rapidly that it now accounts for 8 per cent of the greenhouse gases we belch into the air. That is up to four times previous estimates.
tourism  environment  climatechange  NewScientist 
february 2019 by spencertree
Young People Really, Really Want a Green New Deal
Great to see some hopeful new ideas about climate change coming from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Edward Markey, Democrat Representatives, the former the youngest in the house.
"..proposal would achieve net-zero greenhouse-gas emissions by creating millions of green jobs and investing in a new, clean-energy infrastructure. But how receptive will Americans be to such a radical reshaping of the economy?
* Our polling shows that the Green New Deal actually polls very well, even when people consider the potential costs."
* The focus on equity should help the passage of the proposal "“...promote justice and equity by preventing current and repairing historic oppression to frontline and vulnerable communities.”
climatechange  economics  US  policy  sustainability  green-deal  equity 
february 2019 by spencertree
What The IPCC Special Report On Global Warming Of 1.5°c Means For Cities
Why do Cities matter? page 15
Section III. Is The Urban Transition Feasible? page18
Section iv. How Can The Urban Transition Be Enabled? page 22
p33507 Much of value re. urban design and transport
p33507  cities  urban  design  transition  infrastructure  climatechange 
january 2019 by spencertree
Youtube: You Are Stealing Our Future: Greta Thunberg, 15, Condemns the World’s Inaction on Climate Change - YouTube
You Are Stealing Our Future: Greta Thunberg, 15, Condemns the World’s Inaction on Climate Change:- Fifteen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg addressed the U.N. plenary last night in Katowice, Poland, condemning global inaction in the face of catastrophic climate change.
climatechange  UN  conference  Katowice 
december 2018 by spencertree

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