Climate change is one of the most important challenges that humanity is facing in the 21st century. The electricity sector plays a key role in achieving the purpose set by the Paris agreement to limit the rise in the planet's temperature and the greenhouse effects.
The Madrid Climate Summit (COP25) ended on Sunday 15 December — instead of Friday 13 as scheduled, making it the longest of all the COPs — with lacklustre results as far as the negotiations were concerned, despite having had a substantial impact in terms of mobilising civil society as a whole.
Environmental taxes are those designed to tax behaviour that is harmful to the planet's health. They are based on a simple principle — those who pollute, pay — and are essential to halting climate change. Here we tell you their advantages, how much they collect and some of the criticisms.
Climate change is a threat to the future of our planet, but there is still time for us to adapt to it and mitigate its effects. Below, we take a look at the measures being put in place and travel in time to see what the world will look like if we are to halt global warming.
Theresa Zabell is used to winning battles. As a sportswoman, she won two Olympic gold medals (Barcelona 92' and Atlanta 96') and after retiring, she launched into a new challenge, one that she had been thinking about for years: protecting the oceans. With her winner's mindset intact, she assures us that we still have time to turn the situation around if we all set to work.
Over the course of successive Conferences of the Parties — known as COP — new elements have been introduced into the international structure of the negotiations on climate change. These elements allow for specific challenges to be tackled such as mitigation financing, adaptation to climate change, and the technological transfer.