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Pakistan, India hold water talks as climate change bites South Asia

Kerala

Pakistan and India are holding a fresh round of talks to sort out disputes over water resources from rivers that flow across their borders. The two-day talks began on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, days after a new government in Islamabad vowed to revive peace talk with India that have stalled since 2008. The ...

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AU wants member states to acquire skills for accessing Green Climate Fund

AU Commission

The African Union (AU) Commission has urged stakeholders to train officials of member states, agencies and academic institutions on the skills of developing, implementing and monitoring of Green Climate Fund (GCF) Proposals. Prof. Sarah Agbor, the Commissioner, Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology, African Human Commission, made the call in Abuja on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 while declaring open ...

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Marshall Islands emerges new Climate Vulnerable Forum chair

Hilda-Heine

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia concluded its chairmanship of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and the Vulnerable Twenty (V20) Group of the member states of the CVF with a handover ceremony held at Addis Ababa on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 transferring presidency responsibilities to the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Speaking at the event, Dr. Gemedo Dalle, Minister of ...

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Latin American & Caribbean Climate Week closes with calls for increased climate finance

Climate week

The Latin American & Caribbean Climate Week, which ended on Thursday, August 23, 2018, showcased groundbreaking action underway in the region to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build resilience to the unavoidable impacts of climate change. The event reached its apex with the high-level segment on Wednesday, which was opened by UN Climate Change Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa; Brazil’s ...

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Stalling summer weather: From sunny days to heat waves, wildfires

California wildfires

Be it heavy downpours or super-hot spells, summer weather becomes more persistent in North America, Europe and parts of Asia. When those conditions stall for several days or weeks, they can turn into extremes: heatwaves resulting in droughts, health risks and wildfires; or relentless rainfall resulting in floods. A team of scientists now presents the first comprehensive review of research ...

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Clean Power Plan replacement a dismantling of smart climate policy – Climate Reality

Ken Berlin

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 released a new proposal to replace the 2015 Clean Power Plan, a landmark climate policy aimed at reducing carbon emissions from coal-burning power plants by 32 percent (from 2005 levels) by 2030. The Clean Power Plan was a key component of US plans to meet commitments made under the ...

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UN report visualises Momentum for Change milestones

Sudan

UN Climate Change’s Momentum for Change initiative on Friday, August 17, 2018 released its new, interactive online report to highlight the climate action milestones that it achieved last year. By shining light on the most inspiring and transformational mitigation and adaptation activities, known as “Lighthouse Activities”, Momentum for Change aims to strengthen motivation, spur innovation and catalyse further change towards a low-emission, ...

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NEMA, stakeholders seek to curb climate-induced disasters

Suleja-flood

At a daylong a forum held in Abuja on Thursday, August 16, 2018, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and a group of stakeholders sought to devise strategise on best ways to prevent and mitigate climate-induced disasters in the country. Mr Mustapha Maihaja, Director-General, NEMA, said that the National Stakeholders Workshop aimed at improving the mitigation and response mechanism in ...

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Scientists predict unusually warm climate from 2018 to 2022

Pakistan-heatwave

Scientists on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 predicted that the years 2018 to 2022 are going to be an “anomalously warm’’ period, with greater chance of extreme temperatures. “The current climate has a large likelihood to reach a warmer-than-normal period over the next five years on top of the forced global warming trend,’’ said the study by British and Dutch researchers ...

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World tourism industry pledges climate neutrality

Tourism and tourism

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has signed up to the United Nations Climate Neutral Now initiative with a pledge to measure its greenhouse gas emissions, reduce what it can and offset the rest, while promoting the same climate-friendly regimen to its 150 members worldwide. This pledge adds momentum to global climate action taken by organisations, companies, events and individuals to ...

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