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UN calls for global action to turn cities into engines of sustainable development

UN calls for global action to turn cities into engines of sustainable development

News.un.org Marking World Cities Day on Tuesday, the UN Secretary-General emphasised the vital role cities play in sustainable development as catalysts for economic growth and innovation. “World Cities Day is a time to consider the pivotal role cities play in sustainable development,” said António Guterres, setting the stage for a global call to action. Cities, he noted, […]

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‘Stop the madness’ of climate change, UN chief declares

‘Stop the madness’ of climate change, UN chief declares

News.un.org UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday called on the world to “stop the madness” of climate change as he visited the Everest region in Nepal where melting glaciers are putting entire communities at risk of extinction. Nepal has lost almost a third of its ice volume in 30 years, with glaciers melting 65 per […]

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Deforestation has big impact on regional temperatures, study of Brazilian Amazon shows

Deforestation has big impact on regional temperatures, study of Brazilian Amazon shows

Theguardian.com Research highlights benefits forests bring surrounding regions in terms of cooler air and more rainfall Deforestation has a far greater impact on regional temperatures than previously believed, according to a new study of the Brazilian Amazon that shows agricultural businesses would be among the biggest beneficiaries of forest conservation. The research has important political […]

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See SWOT mission’s unprecedented view of global sea levels

See SWOT mission’s unprecedented view of global sea levels

Climate.nasa.gov Data on sea surface heights around the world from the international Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission yields a mesmerizing view of the planet’s ocean. See This Space-Based View of Global Sea Levels From SWOT Data This animation shows global sea level data collected by the Surface Water and Ocean Topography satellite from July […]

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Global carbon market hits $800 billion despite dwindling trade volumes

Global carbon market hits $800 billion despite dwindling trade volumes

Oilprice.com A few days ago, we reported that green and socially responsible investments, aka ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing, have slowed down dramatically amid multi-year highs in oil and gas prices. ESG assets in the United States have fallen by 50% compared to 2020 levels, a worrying trend considering the alarming climate reports that […]

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Doctors from around the world unite to call for urgent climate action

Doctors from around the world unite to call for urgent climate action

Theguardian.com Health bodies demand all governments immediately cease expansion of new fossil fuel infrastructure and production Global health bodies are demanding international governments urgently phase out fossil fuels and fast-track renewable energy as health professionals increasingly see patients suffering from harm caused by climate change. The world’s leading GP and health bodies, representing more than […]

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Carbon offset market faces chaos as African mega-project collapses

Carbon offset market faces chaos as African mega-project collapses

Bloomberg.com The breakup of the partnership behind one of the world’s biggest carbon projects in Zimbabwe raises new doubts about the carbon market’s ability to backstop failures. The integrity of one of the largest single sources of credits in the $2 billion carbon market faces serious doubt following the collapse of the partnership behind Kariba, […]

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Rapid melting in West Antarctica is ‘unavoidable,’ with potentially disastrous consequences for sea level rise, study finds

Rapid melting in West Antarctica is ‘unavoidable,’ with potentially disastrous consequences for sea level rise, study finds

Edition.cnn.com Rapid melting of West Antarctica’s ice shelves may now be unavoidable as human-caused global warming accelerates, with potentially devastating implications for sea level rise around the world, new research has found. Even if the world meets ambitious targets to limit global heating, West Antarctica will experience substantial ocean warming and ice shelf melting, according […]

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Carbon pricing efforts accelerate in Asia on green push

Carbon pricing efforts accelerate in Asia on green push

Bloomberg.com Asia is emerging as the key catalyst for growth in carbon trading, though the region’s markets currently cover only a fraction of emissions that account for half the world’s total. Indonesia and Japan have launched carbon trading exchanges in the past two months, China — the world’s top polluter — is looking to expand […]

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