Month: October 2018

What is the private sector doing about climate change?

Climate change is not a simple problem and thus requires different stakeholders to develop solutions or ways of tackling the issue. Government alone without the support of the private sector & civil society will not address the climate change issue. Climate change is actually a problem that is going to affect businesses in all walks of life in both the developed world and the developing world. For instance, according to…

what is carbon capture technology?

What is carbon capture technology?

What is carbon capture technology? It is the direct capture of carbon from the atmosphere using a chemical process. Right now, Carbon dioxide (CO2) is one of the greenhouse gas (GHG) that greatly contributes to climate change.  At the moment, the world is still pumping out nearly 33 billion tons of CO2 and other greenhouse gases every year, even as more renewable energy sources like wind and solar power come…

Climate change and the new IPCC 2018 report.

Climate change is a hot topic among different groups of society and has been highly debated in both business and political circles. However, in the scientific literature, there is a strong consensus that global surface temperatures have increased in recent decades and that trend is caused by human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases. For instance, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) shows a graph that captures data collected by different…

going green

Carbon offsetting and going solar

What is carbon offsetting? Carbon offsetting is a term that is trending in today’s world faced with the need to reduce or counterbalance greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) that are causing climate change. The term is widely used in United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) led climate change mitigation programs such as the clean development mechanism (CDM) which allows emission-reduction projects in developing countries to earn certified emission reduction…