Maximpact Blog

Climate Change Takes Its Toll

texasflood

Climate Change – Monetary losses caused by natural disasters in the first half of 2016 were “significantly higher” than the corresponding figures for the previous year, although fewer people died in these events, according to a report by the German insurance and re-insurance firm Munich Re.

+Read More

Sustainability Takes Flight

Sustainability Takes Flight

Every day around the world, more than 100,000 civil aviation flights take off and land – safely for the most part. Now, the global agency responsible for overseeing civil aviation is working to improve the industry’s sustainability.

+Read More

World Environment Day Goes Wild for Life

World Environment Day Goes Wild for Life

The environmental concerns of the 1970s – industrial pollution of air and water, oil spills, toxic dumps, pesticides, loss of wilderness and biodiversity – inspired people to set aside two distinct days each year for activities aimed at saving the planet. World Environment Day 2016

+Read More

Gates Offers $80M to Close Gender Data Gap

Gates Offers_80M to Close Gender Data Gap

Compared to the lives of men, little is known about the lives of the world’s women – how much time they spend on unpaid work, if they own land, if they can get credit, which programs meant to help them are succeeding.

+Read More

2050 Climate Adaptation Costs: $500B a Year

adaptation2016

By 2050, the cost of adapting to climate change in developing countries could balloon to $500 billion a year, five times greater than previous estimates, warns a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme.

+Read More

Carbon Pricing Gathers Momentum

Carbon Pricing Gathers Momentum

“There is a growing sense of inevitability about putting a price on carbon pollution,” said World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on the eve of the April 22 signing ceremony at UN Headquarters of the Paris Climate Agreement.

+Read More

One Billion Take Part in Earth Day 2016

One Billion Take Part in Earth Day 2016

As Earth Day approaches its 50th anniversary in 2020, the Earth Day Network has set five major goals. Planting trees is the first; this year volunteers plan to plant 7.8 billion trees. Valuable as it is, tree planting is not the only global push planned for Earth Day.

+Read More

Best Sustainable Development Moves Need Decision Analysis

three_SDGS

“It’s about the toughest job any human being could be given,” says David Nabarro, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted unanimously by 193 Heads of State at UN Headquarters in New York in September.

+Read More

Global Climate Consensus Forged in Paris

Victory_COP21

“The Paris Agreement on climate change is a monumental triumph for people and planet,” declared UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as delegates from 195 countries approved the world’s first universal pact to take common climate action.

+Read More

Businesses Vow Action at Paris Climate Talks

ParisCOP21

Corporate actions on key climate issues such as carbon pricing, finance, responsible policy engagement and science-based emissions targets were announced at the Caring for Climate Business Forum, the official avenue for business at COP21 in Paris.

+Read More