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Published on 10 December 2017
“I strongly hope that this summit, as well as other initiatives that go in the same direction, will foster a clear awareness of the need to adopt genuinely effective measures to counteract climate change and, at the same time, to combat poverty and promote integral human development,” he added. The Pope also took advantage of the occasion to tie climate change to recent extreme weather…
Published on 26 November 2017
In a trial at the reef’s Heron Island off Australia’s east coast, the researchers collected a large amount of coral spawn and eggs late last year, grew them into larvae and then transplanted them into areas of damaged reef. When they returned eight months later, they found the juvenile coral that had survived and grown, aided by underwater mesh tanks. “The success of this new…
Published on 18 November 2017
While each country has its own, individual Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), collaboration among these countries will be essential to achieve NDC targets and tackle global climate change challenges across a region with a quarter of the Earth’s population. A new report by The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), “Impact of Climate Change on ASEAN International Affairs,” is one of the first to focus on…
Published on 15 November 2017
http://business.inquirer.net/240827/asian-country-suffered-financial-loss-due-climate-change Source: Inquirer.Net | 15 November 2017
Published on 10 November 2017
This study reveals that some allegations of rights abuses arise from REDD+ implementation itself, while others emerge from the pre-existing context in which REDD+ is unfolding, and which it may exacerbate. Despite these concerns, the study also highlights the opportunities for a rights-based approach to REDD+. Researchers remind that promoting and strengthening the rights of Indigenous Peoples will contribute to achieve REDD+ targets. "Indigenous and…
Published on 8 November 2017
Governments must fulfill their commitment to act on climate change on all fronts, even as they continue to ramp up disaster risk reduction and mitigation efforts. They must address loss and damage associated with climate impacts, which are related not just to extreme weather events or rapid onset events but also slow onset events (SOEs). Slow onset events are a more silent but equal —…
Published on 7 November 2017
Clean drinking water and decent toilets are among the first things required in a disaster, and essential components of a community’s economic development. We also know the ability to preserve and expand these services is under increasingly grave threat. We know 844 million people in the world do not have clean water close to home, and 2.3 billion do not have decent household toilets…
Published on 7 November 2017
The Fiji police band will perform and a Fijian canoe, known as a drua, will sit in the main foyer of the meeting to remind delegates that “all 7.5 billion people on earth are in the same canoe.” Yet not all countries coming to the meeting are yet ready to climb into Fiji’s canoe. In particular, this year’s meeting will occur under the cloud of…
Published on 30 October 2017
"It's just so much easier to put money into wind farms," Charlotte Streck, director of the advisory company Climate Focus, says during the launch of the report (24 October) in London attended by a delegation of indigenous leaders from Brazil, Indonesia and other developing countries. "You have energy projects worth hundreds of million dollars that are easy to invest in, easy to assess and whose…
Published on 11 October 2017
Fall is always a good time to create new habits, including coffee consumption. And coffee chains are always looking for ways to get you to drink their java. But the coffee industry faces big changes. For restaurant operators, there's no better hook than coffee to get repeat business. Most recently, many chains used International Coffee Day (Oct. 1) as an excuse to offer coffee at…
Published on 11 October 2017
While governments and environmental groups have committed to re-foresting depleted parts of the world, "We aren't doing the work fast enough," added Lauren Fletcher. Fletcher, who spent 20 years as an engineer at NASA and Lockheed Martin (LMT), thinks he has a solution: drones. His company, BioCarbon Engineering, uses drones and data analysis to do large-scale replanting in areas that would otherwise take years to…
Published on 6 October 2017
Speaking ahead of key climate talks in Bonn next month she urged politicians to recognize that indigenous communities around the world were the most effective custodians of millions of hectares of forest “which act as the world’s lungs”. “Indigenous people’s rights need to be protected in the best way possible, not just for them but because they are also able to provide solutions to many…
Published on 4 October 2017
Lori Fomenko and Amir Erfanian, both from UConn's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, started the ClimaMedia project a little less than a year ago. Since then, they have produced half a dozen videos simplifying highly technical climate change research so that the general public can understand and, hopefully, act. As scientists and millennials, Fomenko and Erfanian saw a huge gap between how the scientific…
Published on 2 October 2017
As climate change aggravates these hydro-meteorological events, countries with long coastlines such as Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines are especially exposed. The only lasting response is to cut greenhouse gases and contain global warming. Meanwhile, we had better build far greater resilience to the danger. In Asia-Pacific, climate change is exacerbating storms, floods, droughts and heatwaves. Last year saw the highest temperatures on record and…
Published on 28 September 2017
The results, published in the journal Science, contradict prior work in suggesting that these forests — including the Amazon rainforest but also huge tropical forests in Indonesia, Congo and elsewhere — have become another net addition to the climate change problem. However, the accounting also implies that if the current losses could be reversed, the forests could also rapidly transform into a powerful climate change…
Published on 27 September 2017
In addition, more than 20 other countries where Tiffany has stores and facilities – including Canada, China, and much of Europe – will also use regionally sourced renewable energy credits to account for 100% of their respective electricity use in 2017. In total, the above achievements mean that approximately 85% of Tiffany’s worldwide electricity use in 2017 will be countered by the purchase of renewable…
Published on 26 September 2017
But the otherwise reassuring number hides a serious imbalance, they reported in the science journal Nature Plants. Such gardens, which often double as research centres,house only a quarter of tropical flora, as opposed to 60 percent of plants native to temperate climes. Species diversity is far richer in the tropics, but more than 90 percent of vegetal safe havens are in the northern hemisphere. Plants…
Published on 22 September 2017
This year’s UN General Assembly marks the 2nd anniversary of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Shortly after, the world can also celebrate the first anniversary of the Paris Agreement on climate change coming into force. The tragic events of the last few weeks have shown that weather extremes, fueled by a warming atmosphere and warming oceans, can devastate…
Published on 22 September 2017
orities, and even-more complicated social and political forces. These very forces threaten to disrupt our pathway from the Paris Agreement to a low-carbon, climate resilient future. Somewhere in the middle, independent media are given the monumental task of looking for truth, and dispelling fake news and bogus science. And yet, the media´s most crucial task is to build consensus on the hard-and-true fact that if…
Published on 20 September 2017
Formalized two days after the United States confirmed its plans to quit the landmark Paris climate agreement of 2015, the initiative aims to create a forum for sharing knowledge and technology between governments, businesses and community leaders. Those joining the New York launch and supporting Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G) include China, Indonesia and the C40 network, the office of…
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