Welcome to this week’s edition of our SnippETS newsletter.
This issue of Snippets examines progress for many C40 cities and how they are continuing to address climate change despite the USA having already signalled they are withdrawing from the Paris Agreement. Perhaps part of it is the lure of a potential $26 trillion economic boost and the creation of cleaner cities.
We also examine progress in establishing the Paris Agreement ‘rulebook’ which must be finalised before the end of 2018. Other articles examine, a bit counter-intuitively, that tree cover has actually gone up over the past 35-years and how introducing renewable generation in the Sahara could actually end up greening the desert.
Our final set of articles examines some really neat technical solutions, how there is now a global war on plastics (coming not a moment too soon) and how little impact the growth of electric vehicles are likely to have on the overall electricity generation market.