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climate change

15 lutego 2018

Ghana:Oxfam Engages Civil Society Partners On Private Climate Financing

[Ghana Govt.] The limited engagement of the private sector is a major barrier to developing innovative and scalable climate adaptation solutions in West Africa, Mr Komlan Messie, General (...)

15 lutego 2018

Zimbabwe:UK Injects U.S.$30 Million Into Resilience Building Fund

[Financial Gazette] The UK Department of International Development (DFID) on Friday announced a £21.5 million grant to the Zimbabwe Resilience Building Fund (ZRBF), which seeks to contribute to (...)

15 lutego 2018

Namibia:Dam Levels Up After Rains

[Namibian] Widespread rains over large parts of Namibia since late last week have resulted in a rise in the levels of Namibia's three largest dams.

22 kwietnia

A game changer for climate action: Finance ministers step up

​In a packed World Bank board room on April 13, 2019, Finance Ministers from over 20 countries came together as part of a Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action. It was an inspiring (...)

28 marca

Cracking open the green bond market – What’s next?

From left to right, Jean-Marie Masse, Chief Investment Officer, IFC Financial Institutions Group, and Flora Chao, Global Head of Funding, IFC Treasury, and Frédéric Samama, Co-Head Institutional (...)

19 lutego

Why finance ministers may hold the keys to climate action

People watch the rescue process in the flooded area on August 17,2018 in Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India. Kerala was badly affected by the floods during the monsoon season. Source: AJP, (...)

5 grudnia 2017

Pacific island fish migrating to cooler seas

Pacific island countries face loss of fisheries as warming drives fish to migrate to cooler oceans, says study.

30 listopada 2017

Siren-like invasive toad call may cause Sao Paulo house price drop

Tiny toad that produces a deafening noise is one of six invasive species causing concern in Brazil.

29 listopada 2017

Action plan to boost women’s input on climate change

Plan adopted at COP23 emphasises role in adaptation and mitigation, but existing cultural values are a worry.

15 marca 2018

Keynote address to the Carbon Expo Conference by Executive Secretary Joke Waller-Hunter

Keynote address to the Carbon Expo Conference Cologne, 11 May 2005 ------- Joke Waller-Hunter Executive Secretary, UNFCCC secretariat It is a real pleasure for me to be here today at the second (...)

12 marca 2018

Primer acuerdo sobre derechos ambientales para América Latina y el Caribe

Representantes de 24 países de América Latina y el Caribe reunidos en San José, Costa Rica, adoptaron el lunes 5 de marzo de 2018 el primer acuerdo regional vinculante para proteger los derechos de (...)

10 marca 2018

Women Can Raise Ambition for Urban Climate Action

UN Climate Change News, 26 February 2018 - One of the key outcomes of the UN Climate Change Conference COP23 in Bonn, Germany, at the end of last year was the adoption of a Gender Action Plan, (...)

17 maja 2018

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15 maja 2018

Switching oil type could cut emissions

Shale and other 'light tight' oils emit less greenhouse gas

14 maja 2018

How clean is tropical hydropower?

Emissions from some Mekong reservoirs as high as from fossil-fuel plants

29 marca 2016

These tiny mangroves hold vast stores of carbon

Climate Central: Squat mangrove forests that seem at first blush to simply eke by along the coasts of Baja California are sitting on a big secret — one with sweeping implications in an era of (...)

29 marca 2016

Could Pacific waters give early warning of East Coast heat waves?

Christian Science Monitor: For much of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains, the summer of 2012 brought a heat wave that smashed temperature records, triggered extensive crop failures, (...)

29 marca 2016

Arctic sea ice falls to record low for winter

Climate Home: Arctic sea ice fell to its lowest winter extent in recorded history for a second straight year, according to scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center and NASA. Ice cover (...)

14 października

Extinction Rebellion activists stage protest at Bank of England

‘Day of disruption’ in City of London targets financial firms profiting from climate crisis Extinction Rebellion activists have blocked a major junction in London’s financial district, as the (...)

14 października

More travel companies offsetting carbon emissions

A growing number of operators are offsetting each holiday they sell by funding reforestation and renewable energy schemes A growing number of tour operators are offering to offset carbon (...)

14 października

Air miles should be axed to deter frequent fliers, advises report

UK climate body says policy would target heavy users but not penalise occasional flyers Air miles schemes should be axed as they encourage jet-setters to take extra flights in a bid to maintain (...)

1 października

Time to redress the globally unjust cost of climate change

Climate change has global impacts, but hits poor and vulnerable communities first and worst. The 47 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are at a disproportionately high risk of adverse consequences (...)

27 sierpnia

Unmet needs and opportunities for climate change adaptation and mitigation in the G5 Sahel Region

This report provides an overview of potential opportunities and gaps in the G5 Sahel countries (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger) in relation to the impacts of climate (...)

27 sierpnia

Raising awareness of environmental change in the Maldives

sland communities in the Maldives are experiencing environmental change on a daily basis due to coastal erosion, the accumulation of waste at sea and on beaches, and the rapid expansion of the (...)

30 maja 2014

Forest Inventory Key to Policy Planning

Source: The Hindu -- Forest inventories are crucial for assessing the current status of trees, woodlands and forests in a country, and providing a benchmark for monitoring the performance of (...)

9 stycznia 2014

UN-REDD Explores Transparency and Accountability in REDD+

Source: IISD -- The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation (UN-REDD) released a report on 'Sharing National Experiences in Strengthening Transparency, Accountability, (...)

25 listopada 2013

'Signature' Achievement on Forests at UN Climate Talks

Source: BBC News -- Nations meeting in Warsaw at UN talks have agreed a significant step forward towards curbing emissions from deforestation.

4 października

Toxic gold: stop poisoning the rainforest with mercury!

The noise of bulldozers and suction pumps reverberates along the Caqueta River in Colombia. Thousands of miners are illegally digging for gold in its sediments – and contaminating the river and (...)

1 października

Indonesia: don’t go soft on environmental crime!

An assault on nature is looming at the highest level of the Indonesian government: parliament is moving to cripple the country’s independent anti-corruption agency and revise the penal code. This (...)

17 września

Stop the advance of oil palm plantations in Gabon!

A Singapore-based agribusiness corporation wants to clear half a million hectares of rainforest in Gabon – an area more than three times the size of London! – for oil palm and rubber plantations. (...)

4 października

Toxic gold: stop poisoning the rainforest with mercury!

The noise of bulldozers and suction pumps reverberates along the Caqueta River in Colombia. Thousands of miners are illegally digging for gold in its sediments – and contaminating the river and (...)

1 października

Indonesia: don’t go soft on environmental crime!

An assault on nature is looming at the highest level of the Indonesian government: parliament is moving to cripple the country’s independent anti-corruption agency and revise the penal code. This (...)

17 września

Stop the advance of oil palm plantations in Gabon!

A Singapore-based agribusiness corporation wants to clear half a million hectares of rainforest in Gabon – an area more than three times the size of London! – for oil palm and rubber plantations. (...)