Blue Carbon, the new frontier
Blue carbon sinks such as mangroves,
salt marshes and sea grass may be absorbing up to 50% of the world’s
transport emissions and yet we have lost 25-30% of these precious ecosystems
in the the last 60-70 years. One possibility is for countries in the
north to pay countries in the south to preserve and rehabilitate these
ecosystems in an effort to combat climate change.
Climate Thinkers - Pavan Sukhdev
Pavan Sukhdev, Special Advisor and Head of Green Economy, talks about how controlling blue, green, black and brown carbon compositely will help us deal with climate change rather than focusing on just one form of carbon emission.
Bangladesh faces severe problems as a consequence of storms, cyclones and floods. The ancient practice of floating gardens - beds of straw and water hyacinths on which crops are grown - is making a comeback in the face of increased floods.
Pavan Sukhdev on Green Economy Initiative
Mobilizing and re-focusing the global economy towards investments in clean technologies and ’natural’ infrastructure such as forests and soils is the best bet for real growth, combating climate change and triggering an employment boom in the 21st century.
Carbon management is business
as usual for Meridian Energy. Meridian is the largest energy producer
in Australia and third largest retailer and has sought carbon neutrality
as well as producing energy through renewable resources such as wind
Green future for women in India
From garment workers earning less than a dollar a day to engineers in renewable energy. In Bangladesh the Grameen Shakti have 2 million solar panels installed and creating women entrepreneurs, they are providing green energy, a green economy and green jobs providing a decent living to local women.
Khatun’s Green Revenge
Cleaning the environment and securing a sustainable future for the planet can create millions of green jobs. In India the Self Employed Women’s Association - SEWA - has brought together over a million women toiling in the informal sector and is already putting into practice each and every element of a sustainable green economy.