23 January 2020

McKinsey Report on Climate risk and response: Physical hazards and socioeconomic impacts

This report focuses on the physical effects of our changing climate. Current and future risks are assessed within a 30 year time span and case studies are used to analyse and understand the mechanisms through which physical climate change leads to increased socioeconomic risk. Impacts are also explored with estimates on probabilities and magnitude of potential impacts. The…

20 January 2020

World Economic Forum Global Risks Report 2020

The Global Risks Report 2020 presents the major risks facing the world in the coming year. It focuses on the need for a multistakeholder approach towards the world’s greatest challenges, and comes ahead of the World Economic Forum’s 50th Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, where the focus is Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World. Stakeholders…

12 December 2019

SOER 2020 – State and Outlook on the European Environment

The SOER report is published by the EEA every five years. SOER 2020 is the 6th SOER published by the EEA since 1995. Prepared in close collaboration with the EEA’s European Environment Information and Observation Network (Eionet), it offers science-based insights on the huge and complex challenges the global community is now faced with, such…

25 September 2019

IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate

This new Report by IPCC highlights the urgency of prioritizing timely, ambitious and coordinated action to address unprecedented and enduring changes in the ocean and cryosphere. The report reveals the benefits of ambitious and effective adaptation for sustainable development and, conversely, the escalating costs and risks of delayed action. The ocean and the cryosphere –…

8 August 2019

IPCC’S new Special Report on Climate Change and Land

Today, 8 August 2019, the IPCC has officially presented its latest special report titled “Climate Change and Land” during the press conference held at the World Meteorological Organization premises in Geneva, Switzerland from 10 am CEST. The presentation was co-organized with UN Foundation within the framework of the Geneva Environment Network. The special report deals…

24 July 2019

New Report: Driving finance today for the climate resilient society of tomorrow

UNEP – Finance Initiative partnered with Climate Finance Advisors to deliver this report to the Global Commission on Adaptation as a contribution to a series of technical background papers on finance for adaptation and resilience supporting the GCA’s inaugural flagship report scheduled for September 2019. The report identifies the main barriers in the financial system…

11 July 2019

Women’s Digital Financial Inclusion in Africa

|Source: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation| African governments are at the forefront of efforts to harness digital technologies to build more inclusive economies. Double-digit growth in mobile phone ownership in the first half of this decade has triggered a surge of innovative digital tools and services across the continent. However, the benefits of the digital…

6 June 2019

Financing For Sustainable Development Report 2019

The UN Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development has released the fourth edition of the “Financing for Sustainable Development Report”, which provides a comprehensive assessment of the state of sustainable finance in 2019. The report offers recommendations for achieving concrete progress on financing for development, with a focus on the five SDGs under review…

17 May 2019

Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction

The UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) is the flagship report of the United Nations on worldwide efforts to reduce disaster risk. The GAR is published biennially by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), and is the product of the contributions of nations, public and private disaster risk-related science and…

15 April 2019

Greta Thunberg meets EAERE President at the Italian Senate

Young Swedish activist Greta Thunberg will be in Italy on April 18. She will meet EAERE President Carlo Carraro during the conference promoted by the President of the Italian Senate Elisabetta Casellati, titled “Climate: it’s time to change”. They will discuss the global climate crisis with other high-profile speakers: Antonio Navarra, President of the Euro-Mediterranean…