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Before warning of the devastating effects of climate change in a speech at the United Nations office in Nairobi, Pope Francis had already gotten a taste of them
Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing the world today – and it is set to have a huge impact on generations to come. But what is it, and why is it important?
“Without rapid, inclusive and climate-smart development, together with emissions-reductions efforts that protect the poor, there could be more than 100 million additional people in poverty by 2030,” the Bank said in a report.
Egypt has presented two important initiatives for Africa in terms of climate change, Environment Minister says
As Germany grapples with an ongoing refugee crisis, delegates from around the world are also meeting in Bonn to negotiate a new climate treaty
Climate change is also affecting accelerating desertification in North Africa’s Sahel, as rising temperatures allow the desert to desert spread, stripping away people’s livelihood. “In the middle of Sahel, you are a long way from the nearest sea,” meteorologist Roger Brugge said – and that’s why the region sees different weather systems than Europe.
Heat wave death toll exceeds 100 deaths since early August
Death toll from heat wave exceeds 100 since early August
Coral reefs are among the world’s richest ecosystems – and they will disappear from the face of the Earth before this century is over if we don’t make serious changes, ecologist Peter Sale told DW
In December 2015, delegates from all countries of the world will meet at the United Nations conference on climate change in Paris. The hope is that the global community will achieve an agreement which would assure future global warming does not exceed 2 °C compared to the pre-industrial era. Nothing against high level talks. Unfortunately, …
Deaths include detainees and psychiatric health patients
US President Barack Obama’s plan to cut carbon emissions from US power plants has been hailed as visionary by the UN, EU and environmental groups. Republicans have vowed to do whatever it takes to halt the measures.
Council is set up to channel national efforts into a comprehensive strategy
By James Moran, EU Ambassador in Egypt Climate action day was on 17 June. Voltaire said “Men argue. Nature acts.” When it comes to climate change, now more than ever we need to take a leaf out of nature’s book and act together. The international community is working for a new global climate deal in …
Egypt’s population and industry typically live by water; threats are more severe
By Richard Munang and Jesica Andrews Climate change comes with never-before-experienced impacts. For example, crop yields and growing seasons will decrease even as changing rain patterns will worsen people’s access to water. Yet Africa’s population is projected to reach 2 billion in less than 37 years, and in 86 years three out of every four …
Climate change and the rise in Mediterranean Sea levels due to global warming are the major challenges facing Egypt in the coming era, they say
The UN secretary general highlighted the importance of giving meaningful aid to countries in transition
“Please remember that we are loaning our future from our next generation”
Despite the warnings, observers say the Doha talks have become stuck
By Paul Kagame and Kanayo F. Nwanze KIGALI: Until the world’s small farmers adopt a series of necessary changes, climate talks such as the United Nations Rio+20 Summit, which will take place in Rio de Janeiro this June, will never translate into action. The emergence of a global green economy requires governments, other policymakers, and businesses …