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Activists, grassroots groups tackle oil executives on climate change

Philip Jakpor

Climate justice groups that converged on New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly Climate Action Summit have carpeted CEOs of oil corporations for what they described as “climate deception” and failure to take responsibility for knowingly fuelling the climate crisis. Philip Jakpor of the Environmental Rights Action (ERA), the Nigerian chapter of Friends of the Earth ...

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Climate action portal registers 28 transformational initiatives

Climate Action Portal infographic

The Global Climate Action portal has captured the 28 new initiatives that were presented on Monday, September 23, 2019 to United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, at the Climate Action Summit. They were developed specifically to drive an upsurge in cooperation that will bend emissions downward while building the resilience of those already being hit. An infographic from the Climate Action ...

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UN Summit delivers new pathways, actions to boost global response

Antonio Guterres

Leaders from government, business, and civil society on Monday, September 23, 2019 announced potentially far-reaching steps to confront climate change at the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit in New York. Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary General As carbon pollution, temperatures, and climate destruction continue to rise, and public backlash mounts, the Summit has offered a turning point from inertia into ...

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World can still act on climate change, Pope says

Pope Francis

Pope Francis has called for greater global efforts against climate change. Pope Francis He made the call on Monday, September 23, 2019 in a video message released for the United Nations’ Climate Action Summit. “While the situation is not good and the planet is suffering, the window of opportunity is still open. We are still in time. Let us not ...

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Least Developed Countries launch vision for climate-resilient future

Sonam P. Wangdi

Over two thirds (69%) of people killed in climate-related disasters in the past 50 years were living in 47 of the world’s poorest nations, according to findings released by the group of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit. Sonam P. Wangdi, the new Chair of the Least Developed Countries Group The LDCs – which make ...

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UN Secretariat adopts plan to halve own emissions by 2030

Antonio Guterres

The United Nations Secretariat has adopted a new 10-year Climate Action Plan aimed at transforming its operations to achieve a 45 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and sourcing 80 per cent of electricity from renewable energy by 2030. Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary General The Plan was adopted just ahead of the Climate Action Summit, which is hosted by ...

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Young people take to streets as over 5,200 climate strikes commence in 156 countries

Germany protest

More than 5,200 climate strikes will be held in 156 countries around the world from Sept. 20 to Sept. 27, 2019 as part of the Global Climate Strike inspired by 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who called for immediate action on climate change on Twitter. Greta Thunberg leading a climate protest The strike comes after children from the Fridays ...

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German, Philippines youths join call for climate justice

Climate Strike Germany

The global climate strike got under way in major German cities on Friday, September 20, 2019 with organisers expecting a mass demonstration at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate at noon to drive home demands for political action on climate change. Climate Strike in Germany Some 200 protesters participated in a cycling demonstration from the Charlottenburg district of the German capital, riding towards ...

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Costa Rica wins UNEP award for fighting climate change

Inger Andersen

Costa Rica was named “UN Champion of the Earth” for its leading role in fighting climate change, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Friday, September 20, 2019. UNEP executive director, Inger Andersen. Photo credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images UNEP’s executive director Inger Andersen, who made this known in a statement, said that the Central American country received the UN’s ...

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Day of Peace: UNIC Director canvasses planting of more trees to mitigate global warming

Ronald Kayanja

Director of United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), Ronald Kayanja, on Friday, September 20, 2019 in Lagos called for planting of more trees to mitigate the adverse effect of climate change on the planet. Ronald Kayanja He made the call at the International Day of Peace, organised by UNIC, in collaboration with the Lagos State Ministry of Environment and Water Resources ...

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