Transform Magazine April - May 2022
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Mining disaster? Energy consumption in cryptocurrencies
Jamie Gleave, Mary Maguire and Sean Condon discuss the significant energy consumption involved in Bitcoin mining, and whether this can be overcome
The UN has approved a resolution to create the first global treaty on plastic pollution, calling it “the most significant environmental multilateral deal since the Paris accord”.
The global energy transition could widen the gender employment gap if nothing is done to improve female representation across three key sectors, new analysis suggests.
Acoalition of NGOs and environmental groups have called on financial institutions to stop “propping up” the war in Ukraine by cutting ties with Russia’s fossil fuel industry. In a letter to CEOs, they call on insurers, banks and asset managers to end financing, investment, insurance coverage and other financial services to companies in the Russian industry, and divest from existing assets.
ESG investment is coming under intense scrutiny, with some saying it could be doing more harm than good. Chris Seekings speaks to three experts
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Gary Walpole explains how roofs could hold the solution to climate change adaptation
Dr Barbara Buchner, global managing director of Climate Policy Initiative, tells Chris Seekings about the urgent need to raise climate finance for developing nations, and how far we are from the US$100bn goal
In the wake of a damning report on companies’ environmental commitments, David Burrows looks at whether such industry targets are helping or hindering matters
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