25 of the largest companies globally pledged emission reductions as part of the 2016 UN Sustainable Development Goals. However, a report conducted last year by NewClimate Institute suggests they will only aim to achieve a target of 40% emission reduction, far from claims to achieve net zero or 100% carbon neutrality.
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emissions from ordinary household goods. Sources include paint, cleaning products, gasoline, and flooring. Side effects depend on the amount of exposure and VOC concentration in the room. Long-term exposure can lead to liver and kidney damage and problems with the central nervous system. Experts are concerned with VOCs in the air because they form ground-level ozone during reactions with nitrogen oxide. Some products are more friendly to humans and the environment because they reduce the impact of VOCs. Dig deeper → 5 min
Forests are vulnerable because of deforestation and climate change. One way to help forests is by hunting sustainably, as Indigenous hunters do. Indigenous hunters see animals and humans as crucial to nature. Others should take notes from Indigenous cultures and practice preservation instead of poaching. Hunting controls animal populations and keeps ecosystems balanced. Those interested in sustainability could start hunting for their food after researching the hunting laws in their area. Dig deeper → 3 min
Global economic hotbeds with fast-growing populations in Africa face the highest climate risk than any other region in the world. Cities like Kampala in Uganda, Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania, and Lagos in Nigeria face the challenges of a population boom plagued by drought or crop failure. Dig deeper → 3 min