The Proverbial Drop

The recent Warsaw Climate Change Conference ended with a couple of modest successes, the main one being that the conversation will continue between nations as to what to do about man-made impact on the climate. An initiative to support efforts at slowing deforestation received funding to the tune of $280 million from three countries. Developed…

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Murmurations

A friend posted these images of ‘starlings’ in flight on his Facebook page, and I was intrigued by their beauty. So I followed the bread crumb trail of the photographer credit, and found out an unexpected fact about these images. Finally, I came upon the photographer himself, Alain Delorme, a French artist based in Paris.…

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Input and Loss

At the UNFCCC COP19 in Warsaw this week, a new programme was launched under the auspices of the World Bank: The BioCarbon Fund Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes (ISFL). The initial funding amount is set at $280 million USD. Norway has pledged up to $135 million to the initiative, Britain $120 million and the United…

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World Bank – Watching and Waiting

I’ve been thinking about the World Bank call for more investment in solutions to combat climate change, and the effect it might have on encouraging nations and companies to choose new, sustainable investment targets. The only thing that’s really new about this call is that this time it’s from the World Bank, an institution that…

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