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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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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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How wild horses help landscape adapt to climate changes

Climate changes increasingly influence landscape development. Five extremely arid years in a row that reigned in Central Europe from 2015 have had an impact on the condition of wild nature and agricultural pastures. Wild horses Regular monitoring by scientists has proven that pastures where wild horses and other large ungulates graze in the former military area of Milovice, close to ...

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Australia holds national bush fire, climate summit online

Australian bushfires

Australia on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 held a national summit online to examine the country’s worsening bush fire conditions amid challenges brought by climate change. Fire and Rescue personal run to move their truck as a bushfire burns next to a major road and homes on the outskirts of the town of Bilpin on December 19, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. ...

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World Evironment Day: Virtual concert sets vision to tackle climate crisis, COVID-19

A four-hour virtual concert for the planet hosted on Friday, June 5, 2020 by Pathway to Paris and 350.org has set a global vision on how the world can move forward together in confronting the COVID-19 and the climate crisis. Angelique Kidjo, one of the entertainers featured at the virtual concert Organised in commemoration of the World Environment Day, the ...

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UN launches new climate initiative on World Environment Day

Pope Francis

The UN’s climate secretary has launched a new initiative in the fight against climate change, coinciding with World Environment Day on Friday, June 5, 2020. Pope Francis has added his voice to the global calls for environmental protection Under the motto “Race to Zero,” the campaign’s goal is to cease emissions of climate-damaging greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide by ...

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CLAP GH advocates green environment for infection-free living

CLAP Gh

Ghanaian environmental group, the Climate, Livelihoods & Agriculture Platform (CLAP GH), has reiterated the need for attention to be given to protecting the environment to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. CLAP GH officials and guests at a function In commemoration of World Environment Day 2020, the group is encouraging individual and group tree planting drives for a clean and healthy environment to ...

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COP26 delay isn’t postponement of ambitious climate action – Melbourne

Sean Melbourne

The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will now take place from November 1 to 12, 2021 in Glasgow, the United Kingdom. The Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, with the UK and its Italian partners, agreed on Thursday, May 28, 2020 new dates for ...

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