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Who is the COP27 Youth Envoy and what do they do?

Dr Omnia El Omrani has been selected as the COP27 Youth Envoy, where she is to engage with the wider community to contribute to promoting the inclusion of global young voices.
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COP27: Urban transformation and sustainable cities

Experts from the urban and the climate communities discussed action plans to reach more sustainable cities in an initiative workshop for COP27.
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Run up to COP27: recognising the importance of Indigenous leaders

COP26 President Alok Sharma to visit Australia and meet with Indigenous leaders and representatives to discuss climate action in preparation for COP27.
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49.5% of global carbon emissions made by just 10 actors

Just ten financial actors pollute almost half of all global carbon emissions but could have a decisive role in helping de-carbonise the planet.
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Egypt’s COP27 vision: mitigation, adaption, and finance

Hosting the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Egypt prepares for COP27. Here’s the breakdown:.
climate change risks, global warming

Could the global warming limit of 1.5°C reverse climate change risks?

New research finds that if we can limit global warming to 1.5°C, this could reduce climate change risks by up to 85%, and mitigate serious harms posed to humans .
uncertainty in sea-level rise

Uncertainty in sea-level rise & how can we use it as a tool

Sandy Avrutin, Ocean and Earth Science Postgraduate Researcher, National Oceanography Centre at the University of Southampton, describes the uncertainty in sea-level rise, what it is & how we can use it as a tool.
net zero targets, local governments

53% of UK councils not confident about net zero targets

Senior figures in local government doubt their authorities are on track to meet net zero targets, with a quarter of councils aiming for 2050.
renewable energy production, Ireland

Ireland could become European leader in renewable energy production

Ian O’Hora, Head of Green Economy at IDA Ireland, discusses renewable energy production and exports, and how Ireland is gradually excelling in its climate action strategies.
policymakers, methane emissions

Do policymakers undervalue how dangerous methane emissions are?

Methane emissions have been increasing rapidly in recent years, but a study finds policymakers often neglect this information when addressing climate change.
tropical malaria, geoengineering, climate change

How could geoengineering worsen the tropical malaria outbreak?

A geoengineering strategy to inject aerosols into the stratosphere could have repercussions, with the potential worsening of a tropical malaria outbreak.
1.5 degree, carbon emissions

UN report: Could we be on a path to doubling the 1.5 degree limit?

The latest UN climate report warns the lack of time the world has to reduce its global warming to the 1.5 degree limit - it’s ‘now or never’ until a global environmental breakdown.
organic waste, biogas

Unlocking organic waste to get to a greener future, sooner

Robert Dysiewicz, World Biogas Association Advisory Council Member discusses how the transition to a new era of waste management will align with a circular economy,
electric cars, carbon emissions

Can electric cars save the UK from carbon emissions?

Though electric cars are greener than those running on fossil fuels, they generate mass carbon emissions during production and remain predominantly inaccessible.
climate fragility

Scientists say human activity responsible for climate fragility

In a study of over 2,000 streams around North America, researchers reveal the escalating impact human activity has on flooding - creating climate fragility.
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Five climate activists you need to know about 

We acknowledge five female climate activists, who are challenging gender norms and creating substantial change in global politics.
climate change justice

IPCC: Climate change policies are nothing without social justice

The new IPCC report describes the financial commitment of high carbon-emitting countries – but are climate change policies enough to support justice and stop the crisis?
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The fight against poverty would not solve carbon emissions

Research highlights that fighting poverty would not change existing climate goals, as richer countries are substantially more responsible for carbon emissions.
Paris agreement deforestation

Paris Agreement: Are governments doing enough to tackle deforestation?

While schemes to tackle deforestation have been moderately successful, their impact has been "tiny" compared to the promises of the Paris Agreement.
biodiversity extinction

Scientists warn Sixth Mass Extinction of global biodiversity is possible

Experts warn that a Sixth Mass Extinction is potentially underway, with human activities threatening species extinction.

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