Chatham House Associate Fellow and chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Karim Elgendy explores the role of buildings in the race to net zero cities.
An encouraging array of announcements of new commitments and partnerships – both public and private – and the nearly exponential growth in membership of the critical Race to Zero campaign shows that the transformation of the global economy is truly underway.
“This is our only home. This is our ability to survive as a species. And every other issue, whether it’s animal rights, human rights or children’s rights will be negatively impacted – and is already sometimes being negatively impacted – by an unhealthy environment. It feels like the rug underneath everything else” – Lily Cole in conversation with Nigel Topping.
With science demanding that in order to stay below 1.5C we must reach “net zero” greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at the absolute latest, how do we get there? Tom Rivett-Carnac in conversation with Dr. Thomas Hale, Associate Professor in Global Public Policy at Oxford University.
As net zero commitments proliferate, the refined criteria outline the minimum standard for initiatives of businesses, investors, cities, regions and universities for robust and credible net zero commitments.
The first episode of Outrage + Optimism’s Race To Zero series, featuring: Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, President-Designate of COP26, Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of UNFCCC, Mary Anne Hitt, National Director of Campaigns for The Sierra Club, and Nigel Topping, High Level Climate Action Champion for COP26.
“The world we live in today has been shaped by the breakthroughs of our past – from the Model T assembly line to the spread of mobile phones across previously unconnected rural areas. Such breakthroughs continue to propel us towards a safer future, as long as governments make sure the whole of society comes along for the ride.” – UN High Level Champion, Nigel Topping.
The US, after the UK, is now the second largest country for corporate climate action, with 301 of its companies now in the Race to Zero.
A new interactive digital tool gives policymakers, businesses, investors, innovators and citizens alike the opportunity explore and visualize their individual and collective roles in the transition to a net zero built environment.
Cities in the Netherlands want to make their air cleaner by banning fossil fuel delivery vehicles from urban areas from 2025.
“The chances of stopping warming at 1.5°C increase the faster the global community cuts greenhouse gas emissions to zero. And how fast we do that depends on the interrelated actions of a huge mix of people – government ministers most importantly, but also business chiefs, investors, banks, religious leaders, activists and citizens,” Richard Black, Imperial College London & Catherine Happer, University of Glasgow.
Royal Society of Medicine Trustee Professor Linda Luxon examines the role health professionals are playing in tackling the defining public health challenge of the 21st century: climate change.
Gonzalo Muñoz and Nigel Topping: Time for China’s businesses, cities and provinces to join the race to zero emissions
China’s businesses, investors, cities and provinces have the opportunity to push the transformation that has already started to the pace and scale needed to avert the worst impacts of the climate crisis
Implementing low carbon initiatves in six major cities could bring $12 trillion in net benefits by 2050 and create millions of new jobs by 2030, report finds.
Rapid growth in net zero emission targets since the Paris Agreement, and the IPCC 1.5°C report, shows that a significant proportion of political and business leaders now accept the case for reaching net zero by 2050. But to deliver the 1.5°C global warming target, plans must be robust, transparent and enacted at once, argues a […]