Category: Climate Change

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Industry and a livable planet: Paris Climate Agreement | United Nations

Here’s our dilemma: we need industry to make the things we need, like cars, buses, tractors and computers. But we also need a clean, livable planet. Leading Indian environmentalist Sunita Narain says we can have both,...

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Barbados: Sea-level Rise & Coastal Erosion -United Nations Chief sees Climate Impacts ahead of COP26

Secretary-General António Guterres saw first-hand the impacts of climate change in Barbados. Accompanied by Prime Minister Mia Mottley, the Secretary-General visited an area impacted by sea-level rise, costal erosion ...

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Poorer countries most vulnerable from surge in natural disasters, UN report warns

Climate change and increasingly extreme weather events have caused a surge in natural disasters over the past 50 years disproportionately impacting poorer countries, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and UN ...

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With more intense weather events how can we build a resilient world?

The world’s climate crisis means we are seeing more intense storms, rising sea levels, increased drought, and more human suffering. But leading Indian environmentalist Sunita Narain says we don’t have to accept this. ...

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UN climate report issues a code red for humanity

A new scientific report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns we are on a crash course towards catastrophe if global temperatures are allowed to rise. The window to slow or even halt some of ...

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Peru & The Andes: Living on the Climate Change Frontlines

The Andes, which runs through seven countries in Latin America, plays a crucial part in providing water to over 95 million people. In Peru, communities question what the future will be like, as glaciers diminish with ...

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Plastic bricks in Kenya – Nzambi Matee – Young Champion of the Earth 2020

Nzambi Matee is a Kenyan engineer and head of Gjenge Makers Ltd., a social enterprise that produces sustainable low-cost construction materials made of recycled plastic waste. Nzambi was honoured with the United Natio...

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UN hails US re-entry into Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change has entered into force for the United States, a key architect of the landmark climate deal adopted by world leaders in 2015. At an online event marking this development, UN Secre...

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Apply TODAY for 2021 #GlobalClimate Action Award – Highlights from 2020

Are you taking bold #ClimateAction to combat climate change? Applications for the 2021 UN Global Climate Action Awards are NOW OPEN! Apply online today: http://momentum.unfccc.int Channel: @UN Climate Change From...

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UN Chief on UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) preparations

The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, along with the COP26 United Kingdom President, Alok Sharma, briefed the Member States on the road to Glasgow.  The Secretary-General stressed the need to furth...

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Mobilizing Action on Climate Change – Davos 2021, World Economic Forum

Get involved with climate change! The period from 2016 to 2020 will likely be the warmest five years on record, despite the recent impact of COVID 19 on greenhouse gas emissions. This Leadership Panel examines how ma...