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07 08 2022 | 09:03

AFRICA: Indigenous peoples depend on 50,000 threatened species (IPBES)

In its report "Sustainable Use of Wildlife" published on 8 July 2022, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) makes a general observation.…

12 07 2022 | 07:45

CENTRAL AFRICA: the region most sensitive to global warming?

Central Africa is the region of the world where global warming is the highest, 1.1°C against a global average of 1.09°C according to the 6th report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (…

12 07 2022 | 07:10

We’ve overexploited the planet, now we need to change if we’re to survive

The relationship between humans and nature is under intense and increasing strain. The report released today by Ipbes, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem…

08 07 2022 | 07:30

‘Putin rubbing hands with glee’ after EU votes to class gas and nuclear as green

The European parliament has backed plans to label gas and nuclear energy as “green”, rejecting appeals from prominent Ukrainians and climate activists that the proposals are a gift to Vladimir Putin…

05 07 2022 | 08:39

Brazil's biodiversity at risk in projected global warming overshoot

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Many of Brazil’s unique creatures, from a minuscule orange frog to the collared titi monkey, could face a bleak future if global warming…

05 07 2022 | 07:50

Green hydrogen is the ultimate answer to high gas prices, climate change, and saber-rattling dictators

WASHINGTON (Project Syndicate)—Human-induced climate change is causing dangerous and widespread environmental disruption and affecting the lives of billions of people around the world. According to…

29 06 2022 | 09:34

We’ve traded climate denial for climate hypocrisy

Those who are pushing the math to work on the back end by calling for mass carbon removal at the end of this century are also creating a novel anomaly. We see headlines about Stripe and its tech…

23 06 2022 | 18:48

COP27: facing the climate emergency, decision-makers meet on 7 November

Egypt will host the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) from 7 to 18 November 2022. Several developing countries, like the host country, intend to seize the opportunity to advance a…

23 06 2022 | 18:24

MOZAMBIQUE: Plastic bags to be banned by 2024

The Mozambican authorities are adopting a law to ban the use of plastic bags by 2024. This measure will reduce plastic pollution that affects marine biodiversity and public health in this country of…

14 06 2022 | 09:12

The missing piece in the clean energy puzzle

Critical to any strategy around climate change is the question of justice. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) reports on climate change mitigation and its impacts…

14 06 2022 | 08:29

Why bankers close their ears to the ‘climate nut jobs’ talking about the end of the world

If the future remembers any corporate villain from 2022, it will be Stuart Kirk. The satirically titled head of “responsible investment” at HSBC looks the part: shaven headed, tightly trimmed beard,…

02 06 2022 | 10:19

We cannot adapt our way out of climate crisis, warns leading scientist

The world cannot adapt its way out of the climate crisis, and counting on adaptation to limit damage is no substitute for urgently cutting greenhouse gases, a leading climate scientist has warned.

21 05 2022 | 07:22

'Now or never' | UN climate experts say emissions must peak by 2025 to stave off catastrophe

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned “it’s now or never” in the fight against global warming, with greenhouse gas emissions needing to peak by 2025 at the latest to stave…

18 05 2022 | 19:05

The kids are not ok

Today I went to give a climate talk at my old high school in Geneva — and was given a masterclass in our failings. This is the story of a day that shook me up.

13 05 2022 | 12:49

EU officials being trained to meditate to help fight climate crisis

Brussels officials are being trained to meditate to help them tackle the climate crisis as part of a new wave of “applied mindfulness” that seeks to take the Buddhism-inspired practice “off the…

13 05 2022 | 12:11

Vacuuming carbon from the air could help stop climate change. Not everyone agrees

Some of the biggest companies in the world, including Facebook and Google, are planning to spend almost $1 billion on a new climate change strategy. It's not renewable energy or planting trees. It's…

10 05 2022 | 08:57

Climate change: Key UN finding widely misinterpreted

A key finding in the latest IPCC climate report has been widely misinterpreted, according to scientists involved in the study. In the document, researchers wrote that greenhouse gases are projected…

10 05 2022 | 08:39

The UK government cannot invest into North Sea oil while claiming global climate leadership

On 28 February, four days after Putin launched the fossil-fuel funded invasion of Ukraine, the UN secretary general Antonio Guterres delivered a blistering barrage against world leaders for their…

10 05 2022 | 08:29

Australia’s new gas projects to struggle financially after 2030 if 1.5C climate goal met, report says

Australia’s new gas export developments are likely to struggle economically after 2030 if the world lives up to commitments to combat the climate crisis, according to a warning to major investors.

10 05 2022 | 08:08

I went on TV to explain Just Stop Oil – and it became a parody of Don’t Look Up

Ihadn’t seen the 2021 satirical film Don’t Look Up when I went on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday. I was there on behalf of Just Stop Oil – a group that has been engaging in direct action by…