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Sieren’s China: The UN seeks better air for everybody

If Beijing invests in clean energy, this is not only good for the Chinese population but for the whole world. China could be a driving force on the matter of climate change, DW’s Frank Sieren writes. The Beijing smog is right on cue for the climate change conference in Paris: Over 650 on the air …

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Climate protesters in Paris form human chain amid demo ban

Hundreds of thousands of people across the world have joined in events to urge action on climate change, a day ahead of a landmark climate summit. In Paris, protesters were forced to be inventive amid a marching ban. Organizers said more than 2,000 events were planned worldwide on Sunday as normal citizens joined forces to …

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UN: 2015 on track to be the hottest year ever

The UN weather agency has said that this year will likely be the warmest on record and 2016 only looks hotter. It has called for action to curb the extreme effects of human-induced global warming. This year is likely to be the hottest individual year on record, with 2011-2015 becoming the hottest five-year period, according …

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Canadian hydropower utility builds in response to warming world

Climate change is likely to cause water shortages – around the world and especially on the continent of North America. This will also affect energy supply from hydropower – but one Canadian utility is already responding. Recent research has shown that greenhouse gas emissions are continuing to rise. This wakeup call rings loudly in northern …

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Climate change could pummel stocks: study

Environmentalists aren’t the only ones fretting over climate change. A new study has calculated the risk to financial markets if temperatures are allowed to rise uninhibited. Inaction, it said, would be a bad investment. A fresh study by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership has put a price tag on climate change mitigation. Investment portfolios …

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Obama talks climate change in first Facebook post

The US president has joined the world’s largest social media platform with a call to action on climate change. The move follows a UN statement that emissions have hit an 800,000-year high. US President Barack Obama announced Monday his entry to social media platform Facebook with a personal page. “Hello, Facebook! I finally got my …

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Simplicity is key to protecting highland Peruvian biodiversity

After hundreds of years living with nature, some indigenous communities in Peru are feeling the heat of climate change. They are using simple methods to continue their traditional existence and prevent biodiversity loss. Project Aim: To strengthen communities in mountain regions of Peru, Nepal and Uganda through ecosystem-based adaptation Project partners: Nepal: Ministry of Environment, …

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In Paris, top officials warn climate change poses major security threat

Ahead of December’s climate change conference, experts have warned about the effects of climate change on world security – and how fighting global warming can help foster peace. Elizabeth Bryant reports from Paris. Encroaching desert and Boko Haram extremists. A punishing drought in Syria, pushing 1 million people to flee the countryside to cities already …

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Hottest July ever, US scientists say

Amid fears about the speed of climate change, scientists say July was the warmest in 135 years. This year is likely to be the hottest year since records began, surpassing an already hot 2015. The world broke new heat records in July, becoming the hottest month in history, a US scientific agency revealed on Thursday. …

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Paris – the Arab world´s last chance

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, …

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Joining forces to meet the challenge of climate change

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 …

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Despite climate change, Africa can feed Africa

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 …

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Climate-Smart Smallholders

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 …

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