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Climate change: Earth could lose capacity to sustain life – WHO

Dr Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that records for extreme weather events are being broken at an unprecedented rate, and that there is a real risk for the world to lose its capacity to sustain human life if the Earth’s climate is further altered by adding ever more heat-trapping greenhouse gases. WHO officials expressed the warning whilst presenting new data at ...

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Bonn talks: Chile, Singapore to showcase climate actions

World Conference Centre Bonn

Two developing countries will present their achievements and unique challenges in their actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, providing an update to previously presented actions. In a fifth round of the so-called “facilitative sharing of views” (FSV) session, Chile and Singapore will present updates on the status of their greenhouse gas emissions, as well as on their updated actions to ...

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Bonn talks: CSOs want big polluters kicked out of climate policy

GHG emission

The demand to tackle conflict of interest within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has over the years been raised by several actors including governments and civil society. However, to date, progress has been slow, notably, due to peaceful relationships formed between politics and the fossil fuel sector lobbyists. It is for this reason that a global ...

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Bonn talks: Fossil fuel industry fingered for delayed climate action

Augustine Njamnshi

The fossil fuel industry has been active in lobbying for delays in global climate action as they stand to make enormous amounts of money when the process is stalled. If the targets of the Paris Agreement on climate change to reduce emissions are to be met, the fossil fuel industry will be losing money. A study on “Revolving doors and ...

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Bonn talks: How businesses, cities take climate ambition to next level

Anand Mahindra

Organisers of the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) taking place this September in San Francisco on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 provided new evidence of how cities, states, regions, businesses and investors are taking climate ambition to the next level. In this way, they are helping to build momentum for a successful outcome for the UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice, ...

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Bonn talks: Finance for climate action turning a taboo subject for rich countries

Meena Raman

Africa continues to suffer enormous social and economic losses in billions of dollars as a result of climate change impacts. A vulnerable continent that is burning and flooding at the same time needs finance to be able to achieve mitigation, adaptation and technology goals. But without a clear roadmap for delivering $100 billion per year by 2020, as pledged by ...

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Bonn talks: Agriculture emerges key demand for African CSOs

Pacja, Representatives of civil society groups at the conference in Bonn

Agriculture is the mainstay of most developing country economies, which are the most vulnerable to climate change impacts through extreme weather events such as drought, floods, landslides, storm surge, and soil erosion, affecting their predominantly rain-fed agricultural productivity. In consideration of the vulnerability of their agricultural systems to climate change, developing party negotiators have been pushing for it to be ...

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NiMet predicts cloudy skies, thundery activities on Wednesday

cloudy weather

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy weather conditions over the central states of the country on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 with chances of localised thunderstorms over Abuja, Ilorin, and Bida and Minna axis. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja on Tuesday also predicted day and night temperatures in the range of 28 to 39 ...

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Climate battle will be won or lost in cities – Espinosa

Patricia Espinosa

Speaking at this year’s Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation in Bonn, UN Climate Change Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa, warned that the impacts of climate change are “an incredible risk” to many cities throughout the world.” The UN’s top climate change official also said that the bulk of action to cut greenhouse gas emissions must happen in the world’s cities 2017 made ...

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Bonn talks: Experts discuss implementation of circular economies

Bonn conference

In an effort to step up immediate climate action, experts from around the world are meeting on May 1 and 2, 2018 in Bonn, Germany to discuss the policy options, technological innovations, and best practices on circular economies to achieve emission reductions and generate sustainable development benefits. The gathering is taking place as part of the so-called Technical Expert Meetings on ...

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