COP24 – Day 10

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The political phase of the Talanoa Dialogue closed yesterday, with high-level representatives and aiming for a way forward.

Activists urge end to South Korean funding of Indonesia coal plants

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Environmental activists in Indonesia have called on South Korean funders to withdraw their support for new coal-fired plants that they warn will be the most polluting in the Southeast Asian country.

ANPE challenges WHO’s classification of Tunisia among 10 most polluted African countries

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Tunis, Sousse and Bizerte are among the African cities where it is difficult to breathe healthy air, according to the latest report of the World Health Organisation (WHO) published late October and that Tunisia intends to challenge.

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COP25 in Chile – Pre-COP in Costa Rica

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Argentian Environmental Minister believes we are heading for a Pre-COP in Costa Rica and a final COP25 in Chile, as both countries continue to explore hosting options.

COP 24 – Day 9

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The political phase of the Talanoa Dialogue started yesterday, with high-level speakers such as the IPCC chair, former COP presidents and many different ministers

Meat consumption, an overlooked driver of climate change

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The agricultural system is the major contributor of emissions now threatening human lives. For this reason, the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report emphasises a shift to healthier and more sustainable diets and lifestyles that limit food waste.

Duterte to industrialized nations: Help developing countries fight climate change

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President Rodrigo Duterte has called industrialized countries anew to provide assistance to developing nations in their efforts to address climate change.

COP24: Africans expect real action on climate change

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If climate change and global warning continue unabated, then Africa’s future does not look bright. Experts warn that participants at the COP24 conference in Poland have to deliver on previous pledges.

COP24 – Day 8

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DAY 8: KEY UPDATES During this second week, the presidency of the COP has decided to change the methodology of work, and they are implementing the so-called "clusters" (one being...

10 ways to pick COP25

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Since Brazil pulled out, rumours around next year's UN climate hosts has dominated the discussions around the venue's free coffee stall lines. With an initial offer from Costa Rica, growing...

Infographic: what is Just transition?

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One of the first issues that happened at #COP24 was the presentation of the Just Transition Declaration, prepared by the Polish presidency. But, what is just transition? What does the…

Infographic: what does article 9.5 on finance say?

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Finance, finance, finance. We know that it is one of the most contentious issues at COP24. Specifically article 9.5, which tries to define the information that developed countries will have to provide to developing countries detailing the ammount of finance they are willing to give bienially. Have you read the last text? Do you want to know about the most contentious issues

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5 Biodiversity Hotspots of the Arab world

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The Arab world is a lot more than sun and sand. When it comes to biodiversity, it is a region incredibly rich in natural habitats, many of which could be under threat if nothing more is done soon. Here are 5 of my favourites (that are not the desert)

Dziennikarski przewodnik o zmianach klimatu

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Co się dzieje z klimatem? W ostatnich latach temperatura na Ziemi wzrosła o 1°C. Nie jest to niska wartość, gdyż punkt krytyczny, po którego przekroczeniu może dojść do zachwiania globalnej...

Rohingya Refugees now also Threatened by Monsoon Rains

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After escaping shocking violence in Myanmar, almost 1 million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are now confronted with potentially devastating monsoon rains this summer. As many as 150,000 people are at…

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Research: Media Landscapes of Middle East and North Africa in reporting Climate Change

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The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is vulnerable to climate change. It is one of the driest regions with a high dependency on climate-sensitive agriculture. The MENA region...

Language in Reporting Climate Change: A South Asian Study

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This research would not have been possible without the support of the winner of our South Asian Research Competition, Santosh Koirala from Nepal. We also would like to acknowledge the...

Pakistan: In-depth analysis of Media, Language and Climate change across 6 regions in Pakistan

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Our new research looks at the role of language in the underreporting of climate change in Pakistan. ‘I believe that the media plays an important role in agenda setting.’ says…

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