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US Tops Ranks of G7 Governments Failing to Phase Out Fossil Fuel Subsidies

G7 governments continue to provide billions of dollars to subsidize fossil fuel production and use despite pledges to phase them out completely by 2025, according to the G7 Fossil Fuel Subsidy Scorecard.

The human fingerprint of freshwater decline

Human Fingerprint Evident in Below Trend Freshwater Availability

The trend in freshwater availability in mid-latitudes worldwide appears below trend due in large part to climate change and unsustainable groundwater depletion, according to a first-of-its-kind study.

Getting Paid to Practice Climate-Smart Agroforestry

The World Bank BioCarbon Fund Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes has developed a methodology for accounting for carbon emissions across diverse landscapes, the first of its kind.

Energy Transformation Key to Achieving Global Emissions Reductions Goals

A global energy transformation is required in order to hold global mean temperature rise below the 2 degrees C climate tipping point, according to IRENA.

Poseidon Foundation Invests $2.6MM in Ecosphere+ Cordillera Azul REDD+ Project

The first investment in an Ecosphere+ project, Poseidon’s blockchain initiative links retail purchases and carbon emission reduction credits.

Big Bank Tar Sands Financing More than Doubled in 2017

The world’s biggest banks continue to hasten the coming of extreme climate change by raising financing “extreme fossil fuels” exploration, production, distribution and consumption.

Forty Percent of World Population Threatened by Ongoing Land Degradation

More than 75 percent of the Earth’s land surface had suffered severely as a result of human land degradation as of 2014, IPBES highlights. Experts estimate that less than one-tenth of the Earth’s land surface will have escaped substantial impacts of human activity come 2050.