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Germany, France collaborate to protect climate, biodiversity

Schulze and de Rugy

Germany and France have agreed to continue their close cooperation on climate and species protection. Svenja Schulze (left) and François de Rugy During a visit by French Environment Minister, François de Rugy, to Berlin on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, de Rugy agreed with his host, German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze, that the Franco-German partnership was fundamental to shaping equitable ecological ...

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Environmentalist calls for precautionary measures against heat wave

heat wave

An environmentalist, Mr Gafar Odubote, has called on the government and Nigerians to take precautionary measures to mitigate the effect of current heat wave in the country. Above-danger heat stress: A man cools off amid searing heat wave Odubote, also a climate enthusiast and Publicity Manager of Let’s Do It Nigeria, an environmental NGO, made the call in an interview ...

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IPCC author, Prof. Okereke, writes for EnviroNews

Prof. Chukwumerije Okereke

Against the backdrop of a damning report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as well as moves to operationalise the Paris Agreement by the newly-adopted Katowice Climate Package, EnviroNews is intensifying its awareness raising endeavour in this regard. Prof. Chukwumerije Okereke In keeping with the trend of featuring expert contributions amid unfolding developments, the online environment and development-focused ...

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Friends of the Earth, others sue Shell in historic climate case

Ben van Beurden

Friends of the Earth Netherlands on Friday, April 5, 2019 delivered a court summons to Shell to legally compel the company to cease its destruction of the climate, on behalf of more than 30,000 people from 70 countries. Royal Dutch Shell’s Chief Executive Officer, Ben van Beurden A 236-page complaint was delivered to Shell’s International Headquarters in the Hague by Friends of ...

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Nigerian climate scientists speak on involvement at IPCC authors’ meeting

Nigeria IPCC

The first Lead Authors Meeting (LAM) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III scientists contributing to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) ended in Edinburgh, Scotland on Friday, April 5, 2019. IPCC Working Group III scientists focus on climate mitigation and assessing evidence, and providing guidance on what world governments can do to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ...

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Korea adaptation week to chart path to climate-resilient future

Ban Ki Moon

Against the backdrop of increasing extreme weather disasters, world experts and leaders will from April 8 to 12, 2019 at the Korea Global Adaptation Week converge on Songdo to discuss ways to enhance adaptation to climate change. 8th UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, will participate in the high-level opening of the Korea Global Adaptation Week Hosted by the Ministry of Environment ...

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Simulation shows more CO2 in atmosphere than ever before

Matteo Willeit

Carbon dioxide (CO2) greenhouse gas amounts in the atmosphere are likely higher today than ever before in the past three million years. For the first time, a team of scientists succeeded to do a computer simulation that fits ocean floor sediment data of climate evolution over this period. Matteo Willeit Ice age onset, hence, the start of the glacial cycles from ...

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Germany, Austria decorate winners of ‘ClimaHost’ competition

Svenja Schulze

German Federal Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze, and Austrian Federal Minister for Sustainability and Tourism, Elisabeth Köstinger, on Thursday, April 4, 2019 honoured the winners of the first Alpine-wide climate protection competition for hotels and tourist accommodation at the Hofburg Innsbruck, Austria. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze The winners are listed to include: Theiner’s Hotel from Gargazzone (South Tyrol, Italy) – ...

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Experts, leaders agree on ways to mobilise action for climate, sustainable development

Sustainable Development Goals

With the urgency of climate action at an all-time high, global experts and leaders meeting in Copenhagen identified key immediate action areas to better serve both the world’s efforts to achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to ensure better lives for all people. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Nearly 400 participants from ...

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Data reveals intensification of carbon uptake by Northern Hemisphere vegetation

Northern Hemisphere vegetation

Northern Hemisphere vegetation has kept pace in absorbing increasing amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere due to human activities over the last 60 years, partially offsetting the effects of global warming. Scientists analysed data since 1958 that showed the Northern Hemisphere land sink, mainly forests, had intensified its absorption as plants thrived due to more CO2 in the atmosphere. ...

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