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Extreme heatwaves are not being recorded in sub-Saharan Africa, study reveals

heat wave

Extreme heat events in sub-Saharan Africa are rapidly worsening because of climate change – but the records suggest they are not happening, and thus raising concerns over global efforts to combat the phenomenon, a new analysis published on Monday, July 13, 2020 by the University of Oxford has said. Above-danger heat stress: A man cools off amid searing heat wave For ...

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New climate predictions assess global temperatures for next five years

Petteri Taalas

The annual mean global temperature is likely to be at least 1° Celsius above pre-industrial levels (1850-1900) in each of the coming five years (2020-2024) and there is a 20% chance that it will exceed 1.5°C in at least one year, according to new climate predictions issued by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). WMO Secretary-General, Petteri Taalas The Global Annual ...

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Espinosa urges ministers to unlock Paris Agreement’s full potential

patricia espinosa

Against the backdrop of the Coronavirus pandemic, the 4th session of the Ministerial on Climate Action (MoCA) took place on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 with a focus on aligning global recovery measures with the Paris Agreement, and improving resilience against future crises. Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC The virtual meeting was jointly chaired by the European Commission’s Executive Vice-President, Frans Timmermans; ...

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IPCC releases Lead Author Meeting report, says October deadline for Group III Report draft not feasible

Shukla Skea IPCC

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has said that the October 2020 deadline for delivery of the Second Order Draft of the Working Group III Report contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), which assesses the mitigation of climate change,  is no longer possible because of disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Jim Skea and Priyadarshi R. Shukla, Co-Chairs of ...

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Climate action transparency intensifies amid global pandemic

Sonam P. Wangdi

Despite remote working arrangements due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, 59 countries’ national reports, including 18 submissions on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+), have been analysed and reviewed as part of the transparency processes under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Sonam P. Wangdi, Chair of the Least Developed Countries Group The assessments of ...

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Applying COVID-19 energy to earth’s changing climate concern

Climate change is the crisis of our time, a situation that threatens our very existence. In fact, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) gave us just 12 years before our damage to Earth is irreversible. In recent past we have experienced natural disasters, rise in sea levels and heat waves of unprecedented magnitude. Halima Imam The reality before us ...

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Voices to amplify in quest for climate justice

Greta Thunberg

Climate change has got to be the most popular words of our time, everyone has heard it, and everyone says it too. People around the world are demanding climate justice from various stakeholders in the environment: polluters and destroyer industries. Greta Thunberg has become the face of climate strike in the world Climate justice is used for framing global warming ...

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Nations increasing climate resilience through natural solutions

Mangroves

As countries around the world seek to adapt and build resilience to the impacts of a changing climate – a key pillar of the Paris Climate Change Agreement – an adaptation strategy rooted in protecting and restoring natural ecosystems is gaining traction. Mangroves: Ecosystem-based projects in Mauritius and Senegal are restoring magroves against sea rise Known as ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA), it protects vulnerable communities ...

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Amid pandemic, Europe advised to curb smog, greenhouse gases emissions

GHG emission

To date, the Covid-19 pandemic death toll in Europe stands at 195,549. The European Union thus continues to be the most afflicted area in the world and surpasses the United States of America, with 126,8390 dead, and Brazil, with 55,054 dead. Just the four worst afflicted EU countries – the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and France – have for the ...

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Right Livelihood Lecture: Ngongo clamours energy alternatives, collective response to climate change

Rene Ngongo

Over the past six years, the Benin City-based Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) and the University of Port Harcourt have hosted the Right Livelihood College Lectures at the University of Port Harcourt – one of the nine campuses of the Right Livelihood College (RLC) globally. Rene Ngongo The RLC is a global capacity building initiative of the Right Livelihood ...

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