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UK sets ambitious new climate target ahead of COP26

Boris Johnson

The UK Government has announced a new ambitious target to reduce the UK’s emissions by at least 68% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Photo credit: AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali Recognising the urgency to go further to tackle climate change, the UK’s new target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is among the highest in the world ...

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Climate Dialogues described as ‘successful milestone on road to COP26’

Marianne Karlsen

The Climate Dialogues, a series of virtual events to help pave the way towards next year’s climate change conference (COP26) to be held in Glasgow, wrapped up on Friday, December 4, 2020. Chair of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Body for Implementation, Ms. Marianne Karlsen More than 80 virtual events took place between November 23 and December 4, providing a platform for ...

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Why we’re hosting Thimphu Ambition Summit, by LDC Group

Sonam P. Wangdi

Among those most vulnerable to climate change and worst hit by its impacts, the Least Developed Countries Group is convening a high-level virtual summit to build global political momentum on climate action. Sonam P. Wangdi, the new Chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group The “Thimphu Ambition Summit: Momentum for a 1.5°C World” will be held on Wednesday, December ...

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Climate change: Nestlé focuses on regenerative agriculture, renewable energy

Paul Bulcke

Nestlé says it is taking measures to halve its emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2050 even as the company grows. Nestlé’s Chairman, Paul Bulcke According to Nestle, actions are on supporting farmers and suppliers to advance regenerative agriculture, planting hundreds of millions of trees within the next 10 years and completing the company’s transition to 100 per ...

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UN says 2020 set to become Europe’s hottest year on record

Petteri Taalas

Europe has seen the hottest period on record from January to October, the UN World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said in its preliminary annual report on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. WMO Secretary-General, Petteri Taalas Other regions that have seen significant heat this year include the south-western U.S., northern and western parts of South America, parts of Central America and Chinese regions. ...

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Planned fossil fuel high to attain climate goals – UN

António Guterres

The world’s planned production of fossil fuels is far too high to attain the goals of the Paris Climate Accord by 2030, according to a UN report released on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. António Guterres. UN Secretary General Countries must decrease production of coal, oil and gas by 6 per cent per year between now and 2030 limiting global warming to ...

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Report finds more countries formulating National Adaptation Plans


An increasing number of countries are prioritising the formulation and implementation of National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) to boost their efforts to adapt to the effects of climate change by, for example, building flood defences, setting up early warning systems for cyclones, or switching to drought-resistant crops. A flood ravaged community This is based on information captured in the recently published report ...

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Assessing Burkina Faso’s greenhouse gas monitoring, reporting and verification system

Roch Marc Christian Kaboré

Effectively launched in 2020, the MRV project is nationally supported by the Ministry of Environment, Green Economy and Climate Change of the Republic of Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré of Burkina Faso As part of tackling climate change, Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) pledged to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in order ...

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Climate case against 33 countries clears major hurdle at European court

European Court of Human Rights

The European Court of Human Rights announced on Monday, November 30, 2020 its decision to green-light a first-of-its-kind climate case against 33 countries. Its “communication” of the case to the defendant countries now requires each one of them to respond to the complaint filed by six Portuguese youth-applicants. European Court of Human Rights As most cases filed with the Strasbourg ...

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TV Report: Okereke lauds Biden’s stance on climate change

Professor Chukwumerije Okereke

The Director of the Center for Climate Change and Development at AEFUNAI, Professor Chukwumerije Okereke, has provided a rich commentary on the recent appointment of Senator John Kerry as the United States Climate Envoy by Pressing-Elect Joe Biden. Professor Chukwumerije Okereke Speaking with Mr Charles Aniagolu of AriseTV, Dr. Okereke who also is a member of the UN Climate Science ...

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