With the way countries report on adaptation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) set to change, a new guide published today provides technical experts responsible for producing the adaptation section of their country’s Biennial Transparency Report (BTR) with a practical and easy-to-follow interpretation. The guide, developed from the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency’s (ICAT) work on […]
Energy efficiency is central to efforts to make the transition to clean energy, achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and limit the average global temperature increase to 1.5˚C by the turn of the century. Energy efficiency is a cost-effective means of reducing 40% of the carbon emissions required to meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement. As of 2018, there […]
Agricultural production in Ghana falls seriously short of its very high potential. This counteracts efforts to create employment in rural areas, to feed a growing population, and to protect natural habitats. New research on sustainable intensification shows that resources are available in smallholder agriculture that can at least double yield. Making and using biocharas soil amendment -from waste products such […]
Video games have environmental impacts due to their energy consumption, which drives climate change, and life cycle issues related to the equipment used for gaming and for the distribution of games – for example extraction of raw materials, manufacturing, and disposal at the end of life. However, video games also have a powerful influence on people’s lifestyles, and through gamification […]
The results of the TNA process are available for integration into national planning processes and for funding and implementation by interested stakeholders. Participating countries gain improved in-country capacity on the methodologies and process of conducting a TNA, including stakeholder engagement, multi-criteria analysis, barrier analysis and preparation of project concepts, including financial proposals. The outputs of the project will be generated […]
This issue brief uses examples to showcase the substantial environmental impacts of data centres stemming from other life cycle stages than their operations and calls for the use of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to assess and address such impacts.