News headlines for “Climate Change and Global Warming”

  1. Justin Trudeau´s Blackface

    Friday, October 11, 2019

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Oct 11 (IPS) - Politics is a dodgy game, maybe even more so if you represent political views based on a moral approach.

    When the charismatic Justin Trudeau, son of a cosmopolitan liberal who served as Canada´s Prime Minister for 16 years, in 2015 was elected Prime Minister it was within a global political climate different from what it is today.

    Barack Obama was in the White House, Angela Merkel served her third period as German Chancellor, and the UK Government had not yet announced its country's withdrawal from the EU. Nevertheless, Russia had three months before Trudeau´s election annexed Crimea, while Viktor Orbán´s Hungarian government the month before initiated the construction of a 4 metres high barrier along its nation´s eastern and southern borders to keep immigrants out.

  2. Global Climate Change Investment Heavily Tilted Towards Mitigation and Low on Adaptation

    Tuesday, October 08, 2019

    INCHEON, South Korea, Oct 08 (IPS) - Good news: the graph depicting climate investments has been steadily increasing. Climbing from the 2012 figure of $360 billion in climate investments across the world to close to $600 billion currently.

  3. Africa’s Mineral Wealth May Just have to Stay in the Ground to Protect a Changing Climate

    Monday, October 07, 2019

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Oct 07 (IPS) - As a result of climate change, resource extraction industries in Africa will be impacted by asset stranding, researchers say.

  4. Ground-breaking Clean Air Protocol to Guard Human Health and the Planet, Enters into Force

    Saturday, October 05, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 05 (IPS) - European and North American countries will take a major stride in cleaning up the atmosphere next Monday, 7 October, through the implementation of an amended legally binding treaty to limit the amount of emissions polluting the air.

  5. Can Cities Save the World?

    Friday, October 04, 2019

    Oct 04 (IPS) - By 2050 two thirds of the world's population will live in cities, and that infrastructure could be the key to managing the climate crisis, if we act now.

  6. Q&A: Holistic Land Management - Only a Movement can Prevent Desertification

    Friday, October 04, 2019

    BULAWAYO, Oct 04 (IPS) - Desertification is not cheap. It has social, cultural, environmental and of course economic costs to reverse what it destroys.

  7. Salvaging the SDGs: New Thinking to Spur Action Takes Shape

    Thursday, October 03, 2019

    NEW YORK, Oct 03 (IPS) - For the first time since a new development agenda was adopted in 2015 to make the world a better place for everyone, government leaders assembled at the United Nations in late September to take stock of progress. The verdict of this summit was not good.

  8. China Wants to Mainstream Environmental Protection

    Wednesday, October 02, 2019

    KUNSHAN, Jiangsu, China, Oct 02 (IPS) - In the 2014 China-US joint announcement on climate change, China promised to peak its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions around 2030. Later this commitment was cemented in the Paris Agreement signed in 2016.

  9. Barbados Prime Minister Warns of Backlash of Mass Migration Because of Climate Crisis

    Tuesday, October 01, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 01 (IPS) - The Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley tells IPS her patience is running thin, as she challenges the world to tackle the climate crisis.

  10. Confronting New Climate Reality in Asia & the Pacific

    Tuesday, October 01, 2019

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Oct 01 (IPS) - Last week, world leaders gathered at the United Nations in New York for the Climate Action Summit. Their goal was simple: to increase ambition and accelerate action in the face of a mounting climate emergency.

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