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Adequate measures should be taken to avoid further negative consequences in Egypt’s coastal areas, experts say
In the build-up to Paris, activists and celebrities have been banging the drum for action. Part of this has involved talking up the effects of global warming. US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ warns that “climate change is directly related to the growth of terrorism,” while Prince Charles believes that “one of the major reasons for …
Canada will support the African initiative of renewable energy with $150m
When you go shopping – whether at the corner store, or at the ritzy Galeries Lafayette or Printemps here in Paris – you expect to know what you are spending on and what you are getting. Strangely, when it comes to global climate treaties, our politicians like to commit to hugely expensive policies without even …
Negotiators and activists are getting increasingly serious about the prospects of finalising a carbon-cutting deal here in Paris. No doubt if they are successful, we will see much back-slapping and exhortations of “success” in seven days. But the bonhomie will hide a rather inconvenient truth: even if it’s successful, any deal negotiated in Paris is …
There’s a lot of focus now on the politics of Paris. Will poor countries get the “climate aid” they want? Will China agree to reduce its growth, leaving millions more in poverty, by committing to far-reaching carbon cuts? What will be the wording of the treaty that emerges? It is easy to become cynical. Let …
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, …