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Megan Rowling

Just Transition Editor

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Megan Rowling is the Just Transition Editor for the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Barcelona.

May 23, 2023

As Cyclone Mocha gathered strength in the Bay of Bengal in early May, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) warned of a "very dangerous" storm that could have "major impacts" for hundreds of thousands of the world's most vulnerable people.

Authorities and aid agencies in Bangladesh and Myanmar evacuated about 400,000 coastal dwellers as fears grew that sprawling camps, home to Rohingya families displaced by conflict and military crackdowns, would suffer a direct hit.

May 01, 2023

As scientists increasingly sound the alarm about the impacts of accelerating climate change and nature loss on our lives, the need to transform the global economy to run on clean energy, cut waste and reuse natural resources is becoming ever more urgent.

To make that happen, we will have to change the way we work.

May 01, 2023

When it comes to predicting the future of green jobs globally, the numbers look impressive. Tens of millions could be created this decade in clean energy and nature protection alone, as fossil fuel industries shrink and green investment grows.

But what exactly are these new roles, where will be they be located, will they pay fairly, and what skills will be required?

March 20, 2023

More intense heatwaves and heavier rainfall are among the extreme weather that will increase the risks to human health and natural ecosystems unless action to slash emissions is stepped up by 2030, scientists said in a key climate report on Monday.

Keeping global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels - a goal of the 2015 Paris Accord - will require deep, rapid and sustained greenhouse gas emissions reductions, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in a report approved by 195 governments.

January 12, 2023

The United Arab Emirates has appointed the head of its state oil firm, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, to preside over the COP28 U.N. climate summit in December.

Sultan al-Jaber is also UAE's minister of industry and technology and its climate envoy, as well as being founding CEO of Abu Dhabi's renewable energy firm Masdar.

December 16, 2022

When toy giant LEGO decided to open a new $1-billion factory, it picked Vietnam so as to be close to its major markets in Asia.

The facility, whose construction was launched last month, will also be the company's first carbon-neutral factory.

December 15, 2022

From huge floods in Pakistan and Nigeria to heatwaves in India and drought-fuelled hunger in the Horn of Africa, vulnerable countries faced mounting climate disasters in 2022.

That has made it much harder for wealthy nations – whose emissions have driven the crisis – to ignore the need for more financial help for those suffering the most in a warming world.

November 25, 2022

The Baltic state of Estonia relies on shale oil, a locally mined fossil fuel, to generate power - and despite a short-term boost in production to fill a gap in electricity imports after Russia invaded Ukraine, it is sticking to targets to ditch the polluting fuel.

The government has committed to phase out shale-oil power plants by 2035 and end production by 2040. As part of the plan, it is also helping communities whose incomes are tied to the fuel to map out a new green future for their young people.

November 20, 2022

But the Sharm el-Sheikh plan makes little progress on reducing fossil fuel use, calling only for 'low-emission" energy

November 19, 2022

Emerging deal likely to include "loss and damage" fund but efforts to phase down all fossil fuels still contested