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Climate tipping points
January 2020: Increasing evidence is pointing towards Earth reaching climate tipping points. These events could cause cascading domino effects with long-term changes to current ecosystems and human activity.
Located in Resources / Sustainability Horizons / January 2020
Soil management
October 2019: Climate change changing rainfall patterns may show negative effects on soil’s ability to retain water. Reduced soil resilience increases risks of groundwater depletion, flash floods, and release of carbon stored in soil.
Located in Resources / Sustainability Horizons / October 2019
Investments into tackling climate change
November 2019: Quantifying risks to critical systems finds that investing into climate change mitigation shows positive returns when compared to the projected costs of climate change impacts; hence reinforces the benefits of avoiding them.
Located in Resources / Sustainability Horizons / November 2019
Inequality and poverty in Britain
December 2018: A UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty visited the UK. His preliminary report points to extreme levels of child poverty in the UK and that a fifth of the British population is living in poverty despite rising employment levels, economic growth, and pockets of high wealth levels. His findings identify poor skill levels amongst workers, weak infrastructures, lack of affordable housing, and the centralisation of political and commercial power in London as main impact factors on poverty in Britain.
Located in Resources / Sustainability Horizons / December 2018
Gender inequality and environmental resilience
December 2018: Gender inequality can have ancillary consequences for climate change and climate resilience. Climate change vulnerability reinforces gender disparities and can lead to higher levels of violence in developing countries.
Located in Resources / Sustainability Horizons / December 2018