Saturday the 30th of October 2021 marked the start of the G20 Summit in Rome. Key issues on the agenda included climate change, global tax, vaccines, and tariffs —all complex and decisive questions that the Groupe des Vingt had to negotiate on a tight deadline. Let us take a look at the G20 Rome Leaders' … Continue reading Main Agreements Reached at The G20 in Rome Point by Point
Without self-understanding, we cannot hope for enduring solutions to environmental problems, which are fundamentally human problems.- Yi-Fu Tuan Environmental issues are at par with social issues since social disparity connects both. This is because social position decides to what degree an individual can cope with environmental-related issues. For instance, in the State of Gujarat in … Continue reading Environmental Issues and Society: How Environmental and Societal Issues Affect Human Life
The UN Climate Change Conference will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, from October 31st to November 12th 2021, following its postponement in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This conference is expected to inspire climate action and to translate their words into meaningful change for future generations. In an effort to further push states … Continue reading What We Expect From Cop26
In recent years, societies have become more conscious and have demanded politicians take legal and political action to slow down global warming. Various countries and regional blocks have adopted simple to complex regulations like banning plastic bags, single-use straws, and/or utensils, a Norwegian plan to prohibit sales of vehicles run by fossil fuels (established in 2021), … Continue reading CBAM: Should the European Union Set the Dinner Table?
The son shall not bear responsibility for the sins of the father, they say, but climate change would beg to differ. The 2021 UN Climate Change Conference, COP26, is set to take place in Glasgow on October 31st to November 12th. With the COP26 around the corner we have been truly inundated by increasingly sobering … Continue reading Look Beyond the Polar Bear: Embrace the Maths of Climate Change
Attempting to decipher what constitutes a “good” or a “bad” business or industry is an impossible task because to call any business good is a paradox. Companies exist because they have a desirable good or service, but profit is what companies need in order to survive. Therefore the profits of a business are the only … Continue reading The Ethics of Eating
In the magma chamber that is the Italian government, new ebullitions have been occurring in this first half of September. These add up to the already complicated picture of government activity in summer. This time, the noise comes from the declarations of the Minister for the Ecological Transition, Roberto Cingolani. During a political debate forum, … Continue reading Back to the Future? The Unexpected Return of the Nuclear Debate in Italy
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has left no doubts on the fatal outcome of climate change if there is no decisive change of course to the current situation. Little progress has been made with regard to CO2 emissions and air quality, but unfortunately improvements will be slow, and it will take decades to … Continue reading The Planet is Running out of Time and Greenland Reminds us of This