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30 07 2021 | 13:39

Bangladesh Flooding Hits Thousands of Rohingya Refugees

Heavy rains in southern Bangladesh this week have flooded and destroyed dwellings at camps hosting more than 800,000 Rohingya refugees. “The UN High Commissioner for Refugees said more than 12,000…

26 07 2021 | 12:36

Barely 10% of $17 trillion in COVID stimulus spent on green projects

Trillions of dollars poured into rescuing economies around the world from the Covid-19 crisis have been spent in ways that worsen the climate crisis and harm nature because governments have failed to…

24 07 2021 | 09:47

Dendias: Greece to give 80,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Kenya

Greece’s intention to donate 80,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Kenya was announced by Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias. As he noted in a Twitter post, “following our recent meeting in Rome, I had a…

17 07 2021 | 13:40

Simultaneous triple threat: Global warming, air pollution and COVID-19

Vital signs – Temperature check: Never before did I even think that this planet of ours would be affected by the three simultaneous threats of global warming, air pollution and COVID-19, any one of…

15 07 2021 | 09:59

Climate crisis ‘may put 8bn at risk of malaria and dengue’

Reducing global heating could save millions of people from mosquito-borne diseases, study finds More than 8 billion people could be at risk of malaria and dengue fever by 2080 if greenhouse gas…

12 07 2021 | 14:45

UK’s climate targets will cost less than battling Covid, says OBR

But watchdog warns government that costs will double if it delays action to cut emissions The UK’s climate targets will cost the government less over the next 30 years than the price of battling the…

25 06 2021 | 09:40

On Climate Crisis and COVID-19, G7 Is Judged a 'Colossal Failure'

Anti-poverty groups, climate campaigners, and public health experts reacted with outrage and howls of disappointment Sunday after the G7 leaders who spent the weekend at a summit in Cornwall, England…

22 06 2021 | 09:49

If we can vaccinate the world, we can beat the climate crisis.

Rich countries can’t expect to be trusted on their climate promises if they fail the poorest on vaccines.

21 06 2021 | 09:24

Solar keeps the lights on for rural Kenyans during pandemic blackouts.

As the pandemic and extreme weather disrupt electricity supplies for Kenyans, alternative energy sources like solar power are providing sustainable options. One in four Kenyans - mostly in rural…

27 05 2021 | 11:08

Jane Goodall says humanity's 'disrespect of the natural world' brought on the pandemic.

The legendary primatologist urged people to develop a new, more sustainable relationship with the natural world. Legendary primatologist Jane Goodall says the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the…

26 05 2021 | 09:39

Mitigating climate change with smart building solutions

As the world fights the Covid-19 pandemic, we must not forget the bigger threat of climate change. According to the UN, climate change threatens to adversely affect economic growth worldwide, and…

26 05 2021 | 08:11

Climate and COVID-19 crises both need feminism – here's why.

People all over the world are reeling from the one-two punch of climate change and COVID-19. The overlapping crises are exposing and intensifying patterns of disadvantage, marginalization and…

15 05 2021 | 12:43

Africa offers opportunities for green growth in post-COVID-19 recovery.

Africa’s recovery pathway offers enormous opportunities, African Development Bank (AfDB) head said at the European Union-Africa Green Investment Forum. AfDB President Dr Akinwumi Adesina reminded…

10 05 2021 | 14:26

Only one-third of increase in Africa electricity demand met by renewables.

Renewables supplied only a third of Africa’s electricity demand growth in 2020 according to energy think tank Ember’s The Global Electricity Review. The Global Electricity Review showed that wind…

04 05 2021 | 11:30

Alarm as Florida Set to Begin Release of Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes.

Environmentalists and Florida residents voiced concern and outrage Monday as state government officials and the biotechnology giant Oxitec announced plans to move ahead this week with a pilot project…

04 05 2021 | 10:29

Covid recovery must not be driven by fossil fuels, says Ed Miliband.

Exclusive: Shadow business secretary calls for the UK to ‘reckon’ with fossil fuels as The Independent launches campaign for greater action on climate. The world’s recovery from Covid-19 must not be…

03 05 2021 | 08:18

Restoring Ethiopia's Ecosystems Can Support Livelihoods and COVID-19 Recovery.

Ecosystem degradation is a major threat to livelihoods and sustainable development across the globe. Habitat loss also increases the risk of pandemics, serving to remind us of humans’ complex and…

03 05 2021 | 07:41

Malaria vaccine shows promise — now come tougher trials.

Preliminary results suggest the vaccine is up to 77% effective in young children, but researchers await larger studies. A vaccine against malaria has shown promise in early clinical trials, raising…

01 05 2021 | 13:29

Renewable Energy Economics to Bring Disruption in 2020s.

Related Fitch Ratings Content: ESG in Credit – Energy and Fuel Management Issues Fitch Ratings-London-20 April 2021: Falling unit costs of solar and wind energy will prove increasingly disruptive to…

29 04 2021 | 13:45

Coronavirus Economic Recovery to Drive Second-Highest CO2 Emissions Jump on Record, IEA Warns.

One of the silver linings of the coronavirus pandemic was the record drop in greenhouse gas emissions following national lockdowns.