It’s not just our natural systems that need to be resilient to climate change – people need to be resilient too. ecoAmerica have looked at what the psychological impacts of climate change are and how we can make sure our communities have the social fabric to combat the mental stress of losing the ecosystems we know and love.
Climate change was never just about polar bears or biodiversity – it’s also about people and our way of life. Climate change poses a big risk to businesses and how they operate, so the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership has looked at the findings from the IPCC 5th Assessment Report and worked out what the risks are.
Rooftop solar power keeps making leaps and bounds across the globe. On May 11th of this year, Germany generated 74% of its electricity needs from renewable sources and broke records for solar power generation.
Climate Access and Climate Desk Live in partnership with Bloomberg BNA hosted an energy solutions panel in Vancouver on March 27th to highlight the success of the first five years of a carbon tax in British Columbia.
Though the shift in the climate conversation from debate about science to emphasis on impacts is welcome, we need more focus on solutions to show that change is possible. [This post originally appeared in Ensia]
Climate Access is an initiative of The Resource Innovation Group's Social Capital Project. We are grateful to our founding partners, the Stonehouse Standing Circle and the Rutgers Initiative on Climate and Society.