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Climate change: Global warming ‘could reach 4C by end of this century’ after COP26 fell short of its aims, say experts

Climate change: Global warming ‘could reach 4C by end of this century’ after COP26 fell short of its aims, say experts Researchers from the University of Exeter and the Met Office analysed worldwide policies and found that on the “current tra...

U.S.-China Sustainable Infrastructure Collaborative Opportunities: Green Partnerships Must Begin in Africa – Foreign Policy Rese…

U.S.-China Sustainable Infrastructure Collaborative Opportunities: Green Partnerships Must Begin in Africa Implementing sustainable farming practices and infrastructure development in Africa has been an ongoing challenge. Foreign resource extraction operations...

How climate change could hinder reforestation efforts, according to experts

How climate change could hinder reforestation efforts, according to experts Warming temperatures could contribute to the maladaptation of species. Scientists are researching how to promote global diversity amid warming temperatures, but some of the methods tha...

Address climate change to keep inflation manageable – ADB

Address climate change to keep inflation manageable – ADB MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines will have to work double time in addressing the impacts of climate change, as consumers are bearing the brunt of high costs of basic needs due to the environmen...

Africa: Inside the 10-Year Race to Save the Planet

Africa: Inside the 10-Year Race to Save the Planet United Nations Environment Program (Nairobi) PRESS RELEASE World Environment Day (5 June 2021) marked the official start of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, a global push to revive the natural world. Ti...

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What Does Climate Change Mean for a Coastal African Country Like South Africa?

What Does Climate Change Mean for a Coastal African Country Like South Africa? Marine biologist Thembeka Shongwe explains how climate change is impacting the country’s oceans. The United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, hailed as the world’s last ...

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These 11 countries could face extreme instability from climate change, says U.S. intelligence

These 11 countries could face extreme instability from climate change, says U.S. intelligence WASHINGTON – The nation’s collective intelligence community identified 11 countries vulnerable to geopolitical instability due to climate change in its first-ever...

2021 Brazil-Africa Forum Commit to Boost Solutions for Food Insecurity, Climate Change

2021 Brazil-Africa Forum Commit to Boost Solutions for Food Insecurity, Climate Change The African continent is known to be the most vulnerable to climate change and the least equipped to cope with severe challenges such as food insecurity. Rabat – As the CO...

PHL tells ASEAN it views climate change as ‘existential threat’

PHL tells ASEAN it views climate change as ‘existential threat’ Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III is urging Southeast Asian countries to speed up their climate change adaptation and mitigation projects, noting that the Philippines views the matter ...

Climate Change: Don’t sideline plastic problem, nations urged

Climate Change: Don’t sideline plastic problem, nations urged Scientists are warning politicians immersed in climate change policy not to forget that the world is also in the midst of a plastic waste crisis. They fear that so much energy is being expende...

Younger generations are the most fatalistic about climate change

Younger generations are the most fatalistic about climate change The idea that younger generations care the most about the climate while older people downplay the issue and refuse to take action is a widespread myth, according to new research. To better unders...

Medical Journals Call Climate Change the ‘Greatest Threat to Global Public Health’

Medical Journals Call Climate Change the ‘Greatest Threat to Global Public Health’ A collection of leading health and medical journals called this week for swift action to combat climate change, calling on governments to cooperate and invest in the environ...

Why climate change is still the greatest threat to human health

Why climate change is still the greatest threat to human health Polluted air and steadily rising temperatures are linked to health effects ranging from increased heart attacks and strokes to the spread of infectious diseases and psychological trauma. People ar...

Climate change and conflict are fueling poverty and food prices, UN chief says

Climate change and conflict are fueling poverty and food prices, UN chief says ROME (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday warned that climate change and conflict are both a consequence and a driver of poverty, income inequality and food pr...

Webinar: Can South Asia work together to combat climate change?

Webinar: Can South Asia work together to combat climate change? Ahead of COP26, our panellists explore opportunities to address South Asia’s most pressing environmental issues through cross-border cooperation South Asia is witnessing unprecedented impacts of...

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Healthy planet, healthy people: How climate change impacts human immunology

Healthy planet, healthy people: How climate change impacts human immunology Climate change, along with natural and human-made health stressors, can have a profound effect on the human immune system and health. Water quality, pollution, and other environmental ...

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Unchecked climate change will cause severe drying of the Amazon forest

Unchecked climate change will cause severe drying of the Amazon forest Amazon rain forests could be at far higher risk of extreme drought than previously thought, according to new research. An international study, led by the University of Leeds, warns that hug...

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Head of Independent Sage to launch international climate change group

Head of Independent Sage to launch international climate change group Sir David King hopes to emulate success of British Covid advisory body by issuing monthly reports on environmental crisis Several of the world’s leading scientists plan to launch an indepe...

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Prince Charles urges G7 action on climate change: ‘Do it for planet as well as pandemic’

Prince Charles urges G7 action on climate change: ‘Do it for planet as well as pandemic’ In the UK the environment took centre stage at the G7 summit in Cornwall as the Queen hosted world leaders at the Eden Project, an exhibition showcasing the wo...

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G7 leaders face biggest climate change decisions in history

G7 leaders face biggest climate change decisions in history The naturalist will address world leaders gathered in Cornwall on Sunday as they set out plans to cut carbon emissions and restore biodiversity. Ahead of the meeting, Sir David warned that humans coul...

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