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Climate crisis tops 2022 WEF Global Risks Report

Peter Giger

As the world enters the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis remains the biggest long-term threat facing humanity, according to the 2022 Global Risks Report. Peter Giger, Group Chief Risk Officer, Zurich Insurance Group Respondents to the 2022 World Economic Forum Global Risks Perception Survey ranked “Climate action failure” as the number one risk with potentially the ...

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Former diplomat finds scalable solution from people on climate crisis’ frontline

Oliver Griffith

A revealing account authored by former US Diplomat and World Bank Group (IFC) official, Oliver Griffith, provides a compelling perspective on a scalable solution for climate change. Oliver Griffith (second right) speaks with community groups Investigating the impact of UN backed projects that work to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+), Griffith makes his case for listening to the people on the front ...

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Women bear the brunt of climate crisis, COP26 highlights

Little Amal and Brianna Fruean

 Women took the global stage on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at the United Nations climate summit, COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, to show that climate change isn’t gender neutral and that climate action needs them. Little Amal and Brianna Fruean at the Advancing Gender Equality They noted that investing in women and girls creates ripple effects felt throughout entire communities and ...

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COP26: Govts told to be honest about scale of climate crisis

Tasneem Essop

Speakers at a press briefing on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 by the Climate Action Network (CAN) have called on governments to be honest about the scale of the climate crisis at the upcoming UN climate talks, COP26, in Glasgow, UK. Tasneem Essop, Executive Director, Climate Action Network As world leaders prepare to meet next week, civil society speakers from across the network ...

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PACJA calls for global solidarity to tackle COVID-19, climate crisis

Mithika Mwenda

The Executive Director of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance, Dr Mithika Mwenda, has said that global solidarity is in short supply and preventing robust responses to COVID-19 and climate change, which together are wrecking communities across Africa and the rest of the world. Executive Director of the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Mithika Mwenda In a statement issued at ...

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Environmental sustainability: Blame crisis on humans, not climate change – Prof. Hassan

Professor Shuaib Hassan

Professor Shuaib Hassan is the Director, Centre for Environmental Studies (CES), University of Abuja. In this interview with Etta Michael Bisong, the expert in Meteorology and Applied Climatology cast light on the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, its importance to sustainable agricultural activities, as well as what Nigeria can do to add her quota to what ...

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World Water Week opens with call for urgent action

2021 World Water Week

The 2021 World Water Week opened on Monday, August 23, with calls for massive transformations of our societies. Participants from all over the world will spend the coming week developing solutions to help the world address challenges such as water scarcity, the climate crisis, poverty, and biodiversity loss. Musical guests, Arcadia and Clara, entertaining participants at the opening of the ...

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Africa rises to challenge of climate crisis, accelerates action on Paris Agreement

Achim Steiner

Africa is at a crossroads. The multiplying challenges of the climate crisis, conflict and COVID-19 have put more and more people at risk. UNDP Administrator, Mr. Achim Steiner And while these headwinds are slowing progress to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and targets outlined in the Paris Agreement, nations across the continent are rising to the challenge, and building transformative ...

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Global economies lose $2.97trn to water-related disasters – UN

Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, says the global climate crisis is exacerbating and intensifying water-related disasters, jeopardising lives and livelihood of four billion people, resulting to over $2.97 trillion in economic losses. UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres Guterres told the Fifth UN Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters on Friday, June 25, 2021 that climate-related disasters had doubled in the ...

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Investors managing $41 trillion in assets urge govts to speed up climate policy or lose out

GHG emission

Some 457 investors managing over $41 trillion in assets have released a statement to all world governments urging a global race-to-the-top on climate policy and warning that laggards will miss out on trillions of dollars in investment if they aim too low and move too slow. Greenhouse gas increases are leading to a faster rate of global warming. Photo credit: ...

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