The World Resources Institute (WRI) has published a new report on the net carbon impact of Amazon forests, finding that areas under management of Indigenous communities and other local people remain big carbon sinks, absorbing carbon from the rest of the world. Areas of the Amazon controlled by other parties, on the other hand, are…
Gender, transportation, and the climate movement: The story of Autofrei in Germany
We loved a new article in YES! Magazine this week about Volksentscheid Berlin AutoFrei, an inspiring grassroots organization in Germany. Titled Looking to Women to Shape the Future of Berlin’s Transportation, the article discusses the movement in Germany to bring a lens of gender to matters of transportation and urban planning. “The Autofrei initiative argues…
Inspiration from South Australia: 104% renewable energy for a week
“South Australia aims to reach 100 per cent ‘net renewables’ within a few years – over a full year,” Giles Parkinson wrote this week in Renew Economy, “but in the past week it has already done better than that.” Parkinson reported that the region has in fact been averaging 104.1 per cent of consumer demand over the seven days prior filled by renewable sources.
What lessons, inspirations, or concerns come to your mind regarding the important work being done in South Australia regarding transition to renewables?