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Climate change: Researchers begin discussions on vital report

Climate change: Researchers begin discussions on vital report Against a backdrop of fires and floods, researchers are meeting virtually to finalise a key climate science study. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is preparing the most comprehe...

Clouds May Speed Up Global Warming

Clouds May Speed Up Global Warming They may make both the best and worst-case scenarios for climate change less likely One of the most fundamental questions about climate change is also one of the thorniest: How much, exactly, will the Earth warm in response t...

5 Ways You Can Help Kenya and These East African Countries Facing Starvation

5 Ways You Can Help Kenya and These East African Countries Facing Starvation Millions of people in East Africa are on the brink of famine, but you can help change that. Food insecurity is undoubtedly increasing around the world as most global resources have be...

African Farmers Need to be at the Forefront of Climate Change Initiatives

African Farmers Need to be at the Forefront of Climate Change Initiatives In March, the Kenyan government launched a 5-year climate change project funded by the Green Climate Fund. The project, Twende, is expected to mitigate the adverse effects of climate cha...

Funding hurdles emerge as climate change unfolds in Africa

Funding hurdles emerge as climate change unfolds in Africa Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Sunbaked mass of land littered with dry tree stumps stretch as far as the eyes can see, showing despondence. It is apparent that there is no sign of life on the land whose sur...

Integrated water solutions for climate change adaptation in West Africa

Integrated water solutions for climate change adaptation in West Africa Water-related natural disasters are major obstacles to human well-being and sustainable development. Almost three quarters of all natural disasters between 2001 and 2018 were related to wa...

Climate change likely to increase spread of mosquito-borne diseases

Climate change likely to increase spread of mosquito-borne diseases Climate change could put billions more people at risk for deadly mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue, researchers said. They see the danger zone expanding within the United Stat...

Why planting tons of trees isn’t enough to solve climate change

Why planting tons of trees isn’t enough to solve climate change Massive projects need much more planning and follow-through to succeed – and other tree protections need to happen too Trees are symbols of hope, life and transformation. They’re also increa...

Climate litigation as a tool to tackle global warming

Climate litigation as a tool to tackle global warming The adoption of the Paris Agreement (“PA”) in December 2015 created the opportunity to use legal instruments for climate action. To reach the strategic objective of limiting global warming to 1.5°C, th...

Burkina Faso Rapper-Turned-Farmer Rhymes on Climate Change

Burkina Faso Rapper-Turned-Farmer Rhymes on Climate Change OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO – Africa’s Sahel region is seeing the worst effects of climate warming anywhere on the planet, according to the United Nations. Farmers bear the brunt of the chang...

Brazil drought crisis linked to global climate change, minister says

Brazil drought crisis linked to global climate change, minister says BRASILIA, July 8 (Reuters) – Brazil’s Mines and Energy Minister Bento Albuquerque said on Thursday the country’s current drought crisis is part of extreme dryness in many pa...

Climate change is top emerging risk for banks in Asia-Pacific: survey

Climate change is top emerging risk for banks in Asia-Pacific: survey FOR the first time, climate change has topped the list of both long and short-term risks for banks in the Asia-Pacific, an annual survey by EY and the Institute of International Finance show...

99 of the World’s 100 Most Environmentally At Risk Cities Are in Asia

99 of the World’s 100 Most Environmentally At Risk Cities Are in Asia It’s clear that cities everywhere are uniquely threatened by the environment. Not just climate change, but other issues, such as air quality, water pollution and resource restrictions ar...

Climate change linked to 5 million deaths a year, new study shows

Climate change linked to 5 million deaths a year, new study shows SYDNEY (BLOOMBERG) – The extraordinarily hot and cold temperatures that are becoming more common as climate change accelerates are responsible for five million deaths globally every year. ...

Africa in the news: COVID-19 spreads, Jacob Zuma sentenced, and climate change mitigation efforts enhanced

Africa in the news: COVID-19 spreads, Jacob Zuma sentenced, and climate change mitigation efforts enhanced COVID-19 CASES CONTINUE TO RISE WHILE COUNTRIES DOUBLE DOWN ON EXPANDING VACCINE CAPACITY Reported COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Africa, increasing...

Webinar: Can South Asia work together to combat climate change?

Webinar: Can South Asia work together to combat climate change? Ahead of COP26, our panellists explore opportunities to address South Asia’s most pressing environmental issues through cross-border cooperation South Asia is witnessing unprecedented impacts of...

15 million in Asia’s cities can be affected by sea-level rise by 2030: Greenpeace

15 million in Asia’s cities can be affected by sea-level rise by 2030: Greenpeace $724 billion in Gross Domestic Product could be impacted due to extreme sea-level rise and coastal flooding by 2030 As many as 15 million people and 1,829 square kilometres lan...

Could This Revolutionary Idea Pay Our Climate Change Debt And Supercharge CO2 Reductions?

Could This Revolutionary Idea Pay Our Climate Change Debt And Supercharge CO2 Reductions? What if we could accelerate decarbonization and the removal of carbon dioxide from the air, achieving global climate targets, all without saddling future generations with...

As rising seas erode buildings, it’s getting riskier to live on the coast

As rising seas erode buildings, it’s getting riskier to live on the coast MIAMI – Samuel Schrager looks out on the parking lot of his condo that was built in 1967. After a week of afternoon downpours amid hurricane season, it’s flooded. Again. Si...

Millions more in Southeast Asia face sea level rise risks than previously thought: Satellite imagery study

Millions more in Southeast Asia face sea level rise risks than previously thought: Satellite imagery study BANGKOK: Huge swathes of land are closer to sea level across Southeast Asia than previously realised, highlighting the flood dangers faced by millions, a...

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