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IPCC seeks experts to AR6 report scoping meeting

Kiyoto Tanabe and Eduardo Calvo Buendia

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is seeking nominations of experts to take part in the Scoping Meeting of the Synthesis Report of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) to be held in Singapore from October 21 to 23, 2019. Co-Chairs of the IPCC’s Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI), Kiyoto Tanabe and Eduardo Calvo Buendia According to ...

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Climate and human rights on agenda as German minister meets Bolsonaro

Jair Bolsonaro

Global warming, environmental conservation and human right issues are on the agenda for talks between German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Brazil populist President Jair Bolsonaro and his Brazilian counterpart, Ernesto Araujo, on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil “We will certain be talking about themes like climate protection, the rain forest, human rights, minorities, homosexuals. “These are ...

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Heatwave: Pakistani authorities place emergency services on alert in Karachi

heat wave

Pakistani authorities on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 placed emergency services on high alert in Karachi as the country’s most populous city braces for another potentially deadly heatwave. Above-danger heat stress: A man cools off amid searing heat wave The meteorological department warned that, from Wednesday, the temperature would rise to 42 degrees Celsius in the port city, which has a ...

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IPCC: First draft of Group I contribution to AR6 opens to expert review

Hoesung Lee

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has opened the first order draft of the Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) to expert review, marking an important advance in preparation of the flagship report. Hoesung Lee, IPCC chair The review runs from April 29 to June 23, 2019, and interested experts can register until midnight CET ...

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Climate change protesters targetted Goldman, Bank of England, stock exchange

Climate Protesters

Environmental activists glued themselves to the London Stock Exchange, blocked roads near the Bank of England and protested outside banks such as Goldman Sachs on Thursday, April 25, 2019 to try to force Britain to help avert what they cast as a climate cataclysm. Climate activists on the South Bank, London. Photo credit: Yui Mok/PA The Extinction Rebellion group has ...

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Climate change group to end London protests, promises ‘more actions’

Climate Protesters

The climate change activist group Extinction Rebellion says it plans to end its London protests on Thursday, April 25, 2019 after 11 days of disruption to traffic by thousands of protesters. Climate activists on the South Bank, London. Photo credit: Yui Mok/PA The protesters blocked several major roads in the British capital. “We will leave the physical locations, but a ...

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2019 Latin America & Caribbean, Asia-Pacific climate weeks to hold August, September

Cyclone Idai

Dates and locations for two major events on the 2019 international climate change calendar were confirmed on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Latin America & Caribbean Climate Week will take place from August 19 to 23 in Salvador, Brazil; while Asia-Pacific Climate Week will be held from September 2 to 6 in Bangkok, Thailand. The Africa Climate Week in Ghana took ...

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Buhari urged to implement climate-oriented projects, programmes

Muhammadu Buhari

The Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation (GIFSEP), an NGO, has urged reelected President Muhammadu Buhari to intensify the implementation of climate-oriented projects and programmes to protect the planet. President Muhammadu Buhari The Executive Director of GIFSEP, Mr David Michael, gave the advice in Abuja on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 against the backdrop of the 2019 World Earth ...

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‘Zero carbon’ conference comes into vogue in China

Li Keqiang

A two-day business conference held in northwest China’s Gansu Province is estimated to generate 999 tonnes of greenhouse gas. China’s Premier, Li Keqiang China Green Companies Summit is a “zero carbon’’ conference, a concept which has come into vogue across China in recent years. Meanwhile, 10.6 hectares of land will grow trees to offset the carbon emissions. This kind of ...

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Greta Thunberg in Rome: ‘Don’t take selfies with us, act on climate’

Greta Thunberg

Swedish teenage environmental activist, Greta Thunberg, on Thursday, April 18, 2019 made a fresh appeal for action against climate change, blaming older generations for the crisis. Swedish teenage environmental activist, Greta Thunberg “You lied to us, you gave us false hopes, you told us that the future was something to look forward to,’’ she said in a speech at the ...

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