IFRLY’s Climate Change Programme recently concluded their online-project #ClimateAlphabet. Here, you can find the full (text) compilation, with explanations for key climate concepts from A to Z and reflections on the challenges each component plays presents to the overall issue: Atmosphere is the layer of gases, commonly known as air, that protects life on Earth by…

COP25 was held in Madrid between December 3rd and14th. It was supposed to take place in Santiago de Chile but because of the political situation the Presidency of Chile cancelled just one month before COP, and for a while it was unclear if the summit could be arranged.  Luckily, though, the Government of Spain took…

Can you give us a brief overview of your work regarding sustainability? I am responsible for corporate sustainability for HSBC in Germany, which is integrated into the sustainability management of the HSBC Group on a global scale. I have been a part of the Department for Strategy & Planning here in Germany since 2017 and…

Read the latest article in our interview series with Young Liberal Politicians and meet Grunde Kreken Almeland, a young Norwegian politician for Venstre (the Liberal Party of Norway). Grunde was the deputy leader of the Young Liberals of Norway until he became a deputy representative of the Parliament of Norway in 2017, and then moved…

The IPCC meets in Geneva to approve the final version of its special report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL), a literature review on the relations between climate dynamics caused by human activities and land, soil and surface activities and analysing impacts, risks and measures related to it. And although the SRCCL is, if anything,…

After 20 years of negotiations, the free trade agreement between the European Union and the South American common market (Mercosur) becomes reality. It is an agreement comprising political, environmental and social cooperation in two areas totalling 773 million people and 122 billion euros of commerce in goods and services. Nonetheless, the agreement has been framed…

Meet Laura Fagerlund. Laura is a Vice President of IFLRY and a Council member of the Swedish Youth of Finland. She is currently living in South Africa, where she is doing an internship with the main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance. In her blog, Laura gives you a first-person account of what it’s like for…

Climeworks was established in 2009 to develop the world’s first commercial carbon dioxide removal technology. The research and development of the technology began at ETH Zurich in 2003. More information on the company is available on their website here. A few days after this interview was conducted, Climeworks, along with several partners, launched an integrated…

Ukraine is the second largest country in Europe, located in its southeastern part. According to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine, the population is 42,030,832 as of 1st June of 2019[i]. Average population density is 74.3 persons / km² with a total area of 603,549 sq. km. (233,100 sq. mi.), according to the constitutional structure…

Marc Anguera Gisbert is Membership Officer at JNC — Catalonia, where he previously served as Environmental Officer. He holds a degree in Physics from the University of Barcelona and works as an environmental consultant for the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) multinational professional services network. 1) How has sustainability opened up new opportunities for you personally? It has…