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The winners in renewables of the Zayed Future Energy Prize

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(Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) Today the winners of the different categories of the “Nobel Prize” for renewable energy at the international level were announced. Who are the companies, organizations…

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The renewable energy assembly started in Abu Dhabi

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(Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) The event on the international climate action agenda began yesterday in the capital of the United Arab Emirates with a strong objective: to promote the development…

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COP 22 highlights

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So, what did we achieve at COP 22? What happened in the negotiations and did the “COP of action” really deliver? Here is a rundown of COP 22 highlights!  

Children playing at Carli Bay, Trinidad, where climate change is causing major coastal erosion and loss of vital mangroves. Photo credit: Daryll Griffith

What about the Caribbean climate wins?

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There is no doubt that the Caribbean is experiencing the impacts of climate change. The region is home to over 40 million people, who are all directly vulnerable to climate…

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Climate Change Reporting in India: Takeaways from Sharada Balasubramanian

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Environmental journalist Sharada Balasubramanian is based out of the city of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. She was one of the Deutsche Welle Climate Change Reporting Fellows of 2013 and collaborates…

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Do Climate Negotiators really Believe Climate Science?

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Scientists have found that UN Climate Negotiators trust their own beliefs more than scientific evidence when it comes to temperature rise. They also found that many negotiators consider the sub-2 degree…

A boy watches cattles in Sudan. Sudan, a country in North Africa, will face more climate impacts including in agriculture and water scarcity. Photo: UNAMID

لاجئي شمال إفريقيا : فتيل أزمةٍ مستقبلية

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احتدم الجدل مؤخراً حول تقديم الحماية لعدة ملايين محتملة من “لاجئي المناخ” الذين تشردوا  أو سيتشردون بفعل تقلبات الطبيعة.بات العلماء يطلقون عليهم اسم “لاجئي المناخ” ممن  اضطرتهم الظروف  للهرب من…

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It’s now possible to build your own windmill

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by Léopold Salzenstein The production of wind energy is usually associated with big companies, but producing energy can also be done on a much smaller scale. All around the United Kingdom,…

Washington Times, trying to compete with Washington Post, also writes about the UNFCCC

Right-wing Media pressure Trump to leave Paris Agreement

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The right-wing media alliance in the United States has begun a full-on assault on the Paris agreement this week, as internal divisions within the White House consider their options. In…

A girl walks on a tree damaged by Hurricane Matthew in Les Cayes, Haiti on Oct. 5. Photo: ANDRES MARTINEZ CASARES / Reuters

Sailing towards the 1.5 degrees Limit

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by Amrita Dass The rest of the world seems to be on board, but how far off is the Caribbean from setting sail towards achieving a sustainable future? The Paris…

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Are we still debating if climate change was caused by humans?

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In current news on climate change, there were some pretty cool pieces on progress on climate action throughout the world. One of these was the signing of the Paris Agreement…

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Climate Change is devastating Ghana’s coasts

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Climate change is one of the most pressing issues to world leaders today. The increasing call for a global partnership to help tackle the problem now is however undermined by…

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Things people say when you tell them you work in Climate Change

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When I first started studying Climate Change, then started looking for my first job, most people told me I was wasting my time. No one wants to work on this,…

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6 Easy Peasy Ways to have a Sustainable Lifestyle

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Climate change can overwhelm us. Sometimes, thinking about how big of a problem it is, is enough to send us into doubting if we can really solve it, or at…

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5 New Environment-friendly Technologies

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Clean and environment friendly technologies seem to be becoming popular these days. And why not? With the urgency of climate change and other environmental issues, these new technologies can help…

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Hawaii May Ban Sunscreens, Belguim Buses, Record US Solar and other Kool Climate News

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It’s been a pretty ridiculous week for Trump-watching. As late night hosts across the US have pleaded in paraphrased unison this week, “Can we just have 1 bloody normal day”….

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In Africa, many women die of pollution from cooking

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The night Fatimah died, it rained endlessly. Her sullen eyes – scarlet and dilated- shut in with a hot, almost steamy tear, as she let out her final cough which…

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Is there something such as climate wars?

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For every complex problem there is an answer that’s simple, clear and wrong. – H.L. Mencken The link between environmental degradation and conflict, including climate change and conflict, has been…

October 13, 2016 in Special Focus

Smoke And Mirrors: Climate Negotiations And The Fossil Fuel Industry

Imagine this. The government are reviewing the national guidelines on sugar consumption. You would think that this decision would be made by a group of experienced, intelligent and nonpartisan professionals….

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