What if we did everything right? This is what the world could look like in 2050

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Christiana Figueres, Convenor, Mission 2020 & Tom Rivett-Carnac, Political lobbyist; Author This is an extract from the World Economic Forum’s Book Club pick for March 2020: The Future We Choose by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac. Join our […]

Renewable energy could power the world by 2050. Here’s what that future might look like

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content It’s possible to switch to a fully sustainable global energy landscape within the next 30 years, according to research. Greater geographical connectivity of solar, wind and hydro power, can reduce energy use […]

Energy: EU priority projects should be aligned with 2050 climate objectives

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Commission should update its guidelines to select priority energy projects so that the next EU list is in line with its climate policy, said the Energy Committee. The revision of the TEN-E guidelines, to be proposed by the European Commission later this year, […]

The European Green Deal sets out how to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, boosting the economy, improving people’s health and quality of life, caring for nature, and leaving no one behind

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission today presented The European Green Deal – a roadmap for making the EU’s economy sustainable by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition just and inclusive for all. President Ursula von der Leyen said: […]

COP25: MEPs push for CO2 neutrality by 2050

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The EU should commit to net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050 at the UN Conference and step up its emissions’ reduction ambition for 2030, said the Environment Committee on Wednesday. Ahead of the COP25 UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid in December, the Environment, Public […]

Zero carbon by 2050 is possible. Here is what we need to do

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: J. Adair Turner, Chairman, Energy Transitions Commission The collapsing cost of renewable electricity and batteries means that the world can now plan to decarbonize electricity generation far more rapidly, and at a lower economic cost than seemed possible 10 […]

How LA plans to be 1.6°C cooler by 2050

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Los Angeles has endured record high temperatures of over 35°C this summer. Scientists say that if nothing is done, LA will be as hot as La Paz on the southern tip of Mexico’s […]

One-sixth of the world’s economy has now pledged to cut CO2 to zero by 2050

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content If we have any hope of keeping climate change within safe boundaries, global emissions need to fall to zero within the next three decades. That was the message of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change […]

Around 2.5 billion more people will be living in cities by 2050, projects new UN report

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Owing to both demographic shifts and overall population growth, that means that around 2.5 billion people could be added to urban areas by the middle of the century, predicts the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). Many countries will face challenges in […]