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‘PreCOP25 serves as springboard for ambition towards Chile’

PreCOP25

After three days of panels, high-level discussions and exchanging best practices for climate action, PreCOP25 in San José, Costa Rica, concluded on Thursday, October 10, 2019 with calls for more climate ambition. Deliberations at the PreCOP25 in Costa Rica The gathering, which commenced on October 8, saw more than 1,500 attendees, with delegates representing more than 90 countries and more than ...

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IPCC opens registration for review of Sixth Assessment Report text

Hoesung Lee

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), currently working on its next comprehensive report, the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), will open the Working Group II contribution for a first review by experts from October 18 to December 13, 2019. Hoesung Lee, IPCC chair Working Group II assesses the science related to impacts, vulnerability, and adaptation to climate change. Review is ...

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Climate Chance Summit: Non-state actors battle climate change

Accra

The Climate Chance Summit – Africa 2019 will take place in Accra, Ghana, from October 16 to 18 at the International Conference Centre. According to the organisers, the event will be a wide gathering of 2,000 non-state actors fighting climate change on the African continent, including local governments, businesses, trade unions, environmental NGOs, farmers, women and youth organisations, as well as researchers ...

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German cabinet approves climate protection measures

Svenja Schulze

The German cabinet on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 approved climate protection measures designed to drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions, keeping on track plans by Chancellor Angela Merkel to pass the landmark package soon. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze, took to Twitter to announce the approval of the measures, which would be enshrined in a Climate ...

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PreCOP25 raises climate ambition through sharing best practices

PreCOP25

With a focus on raising the ambition required to limit the global average temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius and adapting to the worst impacts of climate change, Costa Rica opened on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 three days of exchanging best practices for climate action and discussions at PreCOP25. Deliberations at the PreCOP25 in Costa Rica The conference has gathered delegates from 100 countries ...

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30 cities peak greenhouse gas emissions

New York City

Ahead of the C40 World Mayors Summit holding in Copenhagen, Denmark from October 9 to 12, 2019, scientists have confirmed that 30 of the world’s largest cities, representing more than 58 million urban citizens, have peaked their greenhouse gas emissions. New York City in the US has peaked its greenhouse gas emissions The 30 cities are: Athens, Austin, Barcelona, Berlin, Boston, Chicago, Copenhagen, ...

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Why Nigeria must lead on climate change – UNDP

Mohamed Yahya

That climate change is the biggest threat facing humanity today is no longer in doubt. According to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world must cut its carbon dioxide emissions to net zero by 2050 in order to prevent global warming of 1.5°C, or likely more, above pre-industrial levels. Mohamed Yahya, Resident Representative, UNDP Nigeria In ...

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Climate protesters block main road in Dutch capital

Climate Strike UK

Hundreds of climate protesters demonstrated in Amsterdam on Monday, October 7, 2019, blocking a main road to the Rijksmuseum, a Dutch national museum, in the centre of the capital. Climate protesters Although the municipality of Amsterdam banned such blocking, protesters of the so-called action group Extinction Rebellion continued their road blockade. The protesters said they will continue with blockade for ...

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Why climate change bothers developing countries – Okereke

Professor Chukwumerije Okereke

Developing countries care about the climate because it affects their ability to pursue and achieve their legitimate development aspirations. Professor Chukwumerije Okereke addressing a gathering of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group Lead Authors in India The submission was made by Professor Chukwumerije Okereke, Director, Centre for Climate Change and Development, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ebonyi State, ...

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German ministries fail to agree details of climate deal

Angela Merkel

German ministries have failed to agree on a set of climate protection measures, government sources said on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, leaving little time to fulfil Chancellor Angela Merkel’s plan to pass the landmark package this year. Angela Merkel, German Chancellor The disagreements between the environment, finance, economy and transport ministries could further erode the credibility of Merkel’s right-left coalition, ...

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