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Govts’ fossil fuel production plans dangerously out of sync with Paris limits

Inger Andersen

The 2021 Production Gap Report, by leading research institutes and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), finds that despite increased climate ambitions and net-zero commitments, governments still plan to produce more than double the amount of fossil fuels in 2030 than what would be consistent with limiting global warming to 1.5°C. Inger Andersen, Executive Director of UNEP. Photo credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images The report, first launched in 2019, measures the gap between governments’ planned production of coal, ...

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Increased warming puts more people at the mercy of tropical cyclones

Tropical cyclone Jobo

Increasing global warming from currently one to two degrees Celsius by mid-century might lead to about 25 percent more people put at risk by tropical cyclones, a new study finds. Tropical cyclone Jobo hits Seychelles Already today, hurricanes and typhoons are said to be among the most destructive natural disasters worldwide and potentially threaten about 150 million people each year. ...

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G20 countries can limit global warming to 1.7 degrees C, says study

G20 Osaka 2019

A new research by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and Climate Analytics shows that G20 countries, which account for around 75% of global greenhouse gas emissions, can get the world a large part of the way towards that target – if they greatly increase their ambition. Leaders pose for a family photo at the G20 Summit in Osaka on Friday, June ...

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IPCC report: UNCCD, PACJA express concerns over land, warming

Ibrahim Thiaw

The Working Group 1 assessment report released on Monday, August 9, 2021, by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has continued to attract comments from concerned organisations. Ibrahim Thiaw, Executive Director of UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) The Report, which is part of the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report of climate change, provides the physical science basis of climate ...

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UK calls for greater global ambition as UN finds world warming faster than previously estimated

Boris Johnson

The UK is calling for urgent global action in response to a UN report published on Monday, August 9, 2021, on the science of climate change, that says the planet has warmed more than previously estimated. Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Photo credit: AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali This latest report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been ...

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U.N. climate report likely to deliver severe global warming warnings

Hoesung Lee

Eight years after its last update on climate science, the United Nations is set to publish a report on Monday, August 9, 2021 that will likely deliver even starker warnings about how quickly the planet is warming – and how damaging the impacts might get. Hoesung Lee, IPCC chair Since the last report by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ...

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New analysis shows risks of global warming for Germany

Svenja Schulze

In the event of unchecked climate change, the risks from heat, drought and heavy rain would increase sharply throughout Germany in the future. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze This is shown by the results of the federal climate impact and risk analysis (KWRA), which was presented on Monday, June 14, 2021, by the Federal Environment Ministry and the Federal Environment ...

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NIREC urges for legislation to end environmental pollution

Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar

The Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) has called on the government to make legislation to end all forms of environmental pollution in the country. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar The Executive Secretary, NIREC, Mr Cornelius Omonokhua, made the call in a statement on Thursday, March 11, 2021 in Abuja. Omonokhua  noted with concern that the nation was experiencing its ...

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LASPOTECH plants 2,000 coconut trees to mitigate global warming on campus

Coconut trees

Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) in Ikorodu plans to plant 2,000 coconut trees to mitigate the effects of global warming within the campus. Coconut trees Dr Oluremi Olaleye, Rector of LASPOTECH, flagged-off the planting exercise at the Ikorodu main campus on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 in Lagos. Although the institution has three campuses, the coconut tree planting is only for its ...

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NDC Synthesis Report: Climate targets not enough to curb global warming – LDCs

Sonam P. Wangdi

The UNFCCC Secretariat on Friday, February 26, 2021 released a synthesis report of new and updated emissions reduction plans, known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), submitted by December 31, 2020. The report makes it clear that current plans remain far from enough to limit warming to 1.5°C and avoid the worst effects of climate change. Mr Sonam P. Wangdi, Chair ...

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