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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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Nigeria seeks to unlock youth innovation in climate action

Nigeria climate youths

Ahead of the Youth Climate Action Summit in New York by September 2019, Nigeria has embarked on a youth mobilisation campaign in the bid to fish out innovation in climate change exploit. Dr Peter Tarfa of the Department of Climate Change in the Federal Ministry of Environment with some Nigerian youth representatives at the 2019 Africa Climate Week in Accra, ...

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IPCC report: World needs urgent action on land degradation – Thiaw

Ibrahim Thiaw

Ibrahim Thiaw, UN Under Secretary General and Executive Secretary to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in a reaction to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Climate Change and Land released on Thursday, August 8, 2019, says that the world can’t head off the worst ravages of climate change without action on land degradation Ibrahim ...

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IPCC report: World in climate, ecological emergency – CAN

Hoesung Lee

The IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land released on Thursday, August 8, 2019 is a stark reminder that the world is in an ecological and climate emergency, the Climate Action Network (CAN) has said. Hoesung Lee, IPCC chair The report – coming after the IPCC Special Report on 1.5C and the IPBES Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity report ...

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July is hottest month ever recorded

Europe heatwave

July 2019 has beaten July 2016 to become the hottest month ever recorded on Earth, a leading climate change institute reported on Monday, August 5. Tourists in Rome struggle in the heat. Photo credit: AFP/Getty The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) said data showed last July’s global temperature was marginally higher than the previous record-holder three years ago when the ...

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