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Climate Leadership and the COP Process

Climate Leadership and the COP Process

For many countries in the South, climate leadership has become increasingly necessary by the day, as the effects of the climate crisis are happening too fast for the globally proposed 45% average reduction of greenhouse gases by 2030.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

COP27 finance: Could $1 trillion a year prevent ‘climate hell’?

UN chief warns we are on a path to 'climate hell' – but COP27 finance goals calculate $1 trillion of annual investment could curb this.
Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak leaves Downing Street in central London after attending the weekly Cabinet meeting in London, England

Why is Rishi Sunak not attending the COP27 climate summit?

Despite the new Prime Minister promising to prioritise the environment, Downing Street has announced Rishi Sunak will not be attending COP27 COP27 is to take place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, from 6 to 18 November – designed to help governments agree on steps to limit global temperature rises in the...
Big Ben and Westminster Bridge at sunset, London, UK

Nature and Climate declaration signed by 2,000 politicians across the UK

An all-party alliance against climate change has announced the Nature and Climate declaration as a call to action for politicians .
Local Government Denmark and Danish Regions

Lessons learned on adaptation to climate change

Adaptation to climate change takes research-based decision-making and decisive action, argues Local Government Denmark and Danish Regions.
Flooding in Pakistan

Pakistan climate change: One third of the country is underwater

With the death toll rising to over 1200 people, Pakistan suffers the burden of climate change with extreme floods.
deforestation of a rainforest causing carbon emissions

30% higher carbon emissions produced by deforestation than climate change

The Atlantic Rainforest’s carbon storage capacity has been affected by deforestation due to human activity – with carbon emissions worse than those produced by climate change.
Plane Traveling Over Australia and New Zealand

UK unveils Net Zero Innovation Handbook for Australasian businesses

Australian and New Zealand businesses can use the UK's new Digital Trade Network’s Net Zero Innovation Handbook to solve decarbonisation challenges.
Smokestack pipe factory pollution in the city, Fuel Power Plant Smokestacks Emit Carbon Dioxide Pollution

Fossil fuel companies will not achieve their Paris Agreement targets

Paris Agreement targets set out by governments and large companies have been projected to be missed, after decarbonisation scenarios were analysed for the future.
press conference

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.
sustainable city design

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.
Indigenous man guiding people in Australia

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.
Man sitting on dry land as a result of climate change

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.
cop27, climate change

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.

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