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Teenage activist Greta takes climate campaign to high seas


With the wind in her hair and TV cameras pointing at her, Swedish teenager, Greta Thunberg, began a trans-Atlantic crossing in a racing yacht on Wednesday, August 15, 2019 to further her campaign for stronger action against climate change. German Skipper Boris Herrmann and Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg attend a news conference ahead of her trans-Atlantic boat trip ...

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Australia announces $338m funding for climate action

Scott Morrison

Australia has announced 500 million Australian dollars ($338 million U.S.) in funding for the Pacific region to tackle climate change, including disaster resilience and renewable energy investment. Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison “The Pacific is our home, which we share as a family of nations,” Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Tuesday, August 13, 2019 ahead of a visit to ...

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Approaching the climate red line: Impacts overtaking actions

Dr. Samson Samuel Ogallah

Against the backdrop of the recently released IPCC report, Dr. Samson Samuel Ogallah, climate scientist, development expert and policy analyst, fears that the world may be on a pathway to crossing the climate red line if urgent action is not taken. Ogallah, Climate Specialist for Africa at Solidaridad, believes that the report should serve as a wake-up call to enhanced ...

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Iowans support climate action as impacts hit home

Iowa flood

Residents of the State of Iowa in the United States are worried about climate change and want their elected officials to reduce global warming and increase clean, renewable energy. Flooding in Iowa This is the outcome of a recently conducted survey by the Centre for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, in collaboration with Nexus Polling and ...

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Why indigenous peoples are vital in resolving climate crisis

Sengwer indigenous people

The annual International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples celebrated on Friday, August 9, 2019 has been described as an opportunity to highlight the role of indigenous peoples and local communities in tackling climate change. Indigenous people from the Sengwer community in western Kenya. Photo credit: REUTERS/Katy Migiro With an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world, they constitute ...

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How education helps to address climate change, by group

Climate change education

A non-governmental organisation, Norvergence, has said that education offers a valuable opportunity to address climate change. Education offers an opportunity to address climate change According to the group, education helps people understand, evaluate, and take actions against the impacts of global warming on them and on other species (including plants and animals). In a statement made available to EnviroNews, George ...

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How IPCC adopted land, climate report at 50th session

Hoesung Lee

The 50th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-50) on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 adopted the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL) and accepted the underlying report. The SRCCL represents the first ever comprehensive look at the whole land-climate system, addressing land as a critical resource, desertification and land degradation, ...

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IPCC report reinforces need for climate justice – 350Africa

Rise For Climate

The special report on Land and Climate Change released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Thursday, August 8, 2019 confirms that unless the world starts phasing out fossil fuels immediately, the consequences on land and food systems will be dire, and they will hit the most vulnerable the hardest. Crowds march up Market Street during the ‘Rise ...

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New UN report shines light on trends in climate action

Patricia Espinosa

Less than two months ahead of a key September 23, 2019 UN Climate Action Summit in New York, a report published by UN Climate Change provides insights into action taken by governments to address climate change, presenting a wealth of knowledge and experience that can be deployed by governments to ramp up crucial climate ambition. Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UN ...

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IPCC issues report on future of land use, food security

Kiyoto Tanabe and Eduardo Calvo Buendia

The risks that climate change poses for the world’s fertile land and food supplies are at the centre of a scientific UN report that was presented on Thursday, August 8, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. Co-Chairs of the IPCC’s Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI), Kiyoto Tanabe and Eduardo Calvo Buendia The dangers of climate-related land destruction have been highlighted ...

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