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Climate Change Activists Target London’s Financial District

Climate Change Activists Target London’s Financial District

Climate change activists targeted London’s financial district on Monday blocking Bank junction, vowing a day of disruption for major institutions which they said were financing an environmental catastrophe. Extinction Rebellion protesters blocked the streets around Bank in the heart of the City of London. “The City of London is a preeminent nexus of power in […]

Greta Thunberg Becomes Nobel favourite

Greta Thunberg Becomes Nobel favourite

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is the favourite to win the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, bookmakers have said after she rose to lead a millions-strong youth movement demanding action on global warming. The 16-year-old is tipped to become the youngest ever recipient of the award, which will be announced next week and has previously […]

Bangladesh Promises To Improve Local Flood Warnings After Complaints

Bangladesh Promises To Improve Local Flood Warnings After Complaints

In a survey of some 700 families, about 90% did not receive timely warnings that floods were on their way in July Bangladesh will seek to improve the way it communicates flood warnings to local people in regions at risk of rising waters, a minister said on Monday, responding to a report that many flood […]

President Uhuru Urges World Leaders To Respond Fast To Climate Change

President Uhuru Urges World Leaders To Respond Fast To Climate Change

President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged world leaders to adopt climate change adaptations if they are to secure future generations and expand economic opportunities. The President, speaking on the sidelines of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), echoed the sentiments of the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres who said the fight against […]

Protect Coastal, Island Communities Now As Seas Rise, Scientists Urge

Protect Coastal, Island Communities Now As Seas Rise, Scientists Urge

Melting of the world’s glaciers and warming of its oceans are fuelling rising seas, fiercer storms, worsening water shortages and other risks that could force millions from their homes or leave them hungrier and poorer, scientists warned on Wednesday. Some of the threat could be averted both by rapidly slashing climate-heating emissions and speeding up […]

Perils Of Gender And Geography Hamper Global Development

Perils Of Gender And Geography Hamper Global Development

Despite gains in girls’ educational attainment, women’s life chances are limited by social norms, discriminatory laws and policies, and gender-based violence Despite steady development gains, a child’s birthplace is still the biggest predictor of its future health, and no matter which country you’re born in, life is harder if you’re a girl, a major report […]

Pope Urges Politicians To Take ‘Drastic Measures’ On Climate Change

Pope Urges Politicians To Take ‘Drastic Measures’ On Climate Change

Francis issued his appeal ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit this month in New York Pope Francis challenged governments on Sunday to take “drastic measures” to combat global warming and reduce the use of fossil fuels, saying the world was experiencing a climate emergency. Francis issued his appeal, a written message for Sunday’s […]

Indigenous And Women’s Rights Can Boost Climate Fight – U.N.

Indigenous And Women’s Rights Can Boost Climate Fight – U.N.

A report by the U.N. climate science panel recognises strong community land rights as key to tackling global warming Indigenous peoples said on Thursday that a United Nations report on climate change had for the first time recognised their land rights as important for curbing global warming. The special report by the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel […]

Let’s Empower Women To Help Save Africa From Climate Change

Let’s Empower Women To Help Save Africa From Climate Change

Africa must unlock the power of its women and girls if it is to adapt to climate change, cope with disasters and build its green energy sector according to African delegates as the world prepares to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change in Katowice, Poland, last week. Research shows that when women are involved […]

Women’s Climate Leadership Is Paramount To The Urgency Of Climate Change Report

Women’s Climate Leadership Is Paramount To The Urgency Of Climate Change Report

 The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, which arrived thunderously in October, concludes that we have only 12 years remaining to transform our energy systems and ways of living to limit the worst effects of climate change. The IPCC report stands as the loudest clarion call yet from global climate scientists, stating that […]