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‘Climate Dividends’ Can Help Cut Emissions And Poverty, Researchers Say

‘Climate Dividends’ Can Help Cut Emissions And Poverty, Researchers Say

Handing 5% of the money rich nations raise from carbon emissions charges to sub-Saharan Africa would counter the impact of rising prices on the world’s poorest people, researchers said on Tuesday. More and more wealthy countries are seeking to impose emissions charges on companies, but doing so risks pushing up the price of essential goods, […]

About 150 Nations Due To Deliver Stronger Climate Plans In 2020

About 150 Nations Due To Deliver Stronger Climate Plans In 2020

 More than three-quarters of countries have indicated they will make stronger commitments under the Paris Agreement on climate change by the end of 2020, despite the economic strain of the coronavirus pandemic, a new tracker showed on Tuesday. According to the tool, launched by the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) of developing countries, 151 governments have confirmed their […]

Climate-Related Disaster Can Increase Risk Of Armed Conflict

Climate-Related Disaster Can Increase Risk Of Armed Conflict

  Climate-related disasters increase the risk of armed conflicts, according to research that shows a quarter of the violent struggles in ethnically divided countries were preceded by extreme weather. The role of severe heatwaves, floods and storms in increasing the risk of wars has been controversial, particularly in relation to the long drought in Syria. […]