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Global Leaders Call for Urgent Acceleration of Climate Adaptation Solutions

On the heels of one of the deadliest summers of climate-related weather disasters affecting countries all over the world, an unprecedented gathering of global leaders met in the Hague, Netherlands on 16 October 2018 to launch the new Global Commission on Adaptation to catalyze a global movement to bring scale

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Global review of climate action finds surging momentum, shifting burden, missed opportunities

A new accounting of global climate action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions finds a broad spectrum of commitments from non-state and subnational actors with potential to support and ultimately outpace governments in their emissions reductions. The exhaustive review from UN Environment, released today ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS), highlights the

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5 Ways You Can Take Climate Action

UN Climate Change News, 3 September 2018 – Next week, business leaders, non-profits, citizens, and local government representatives will gather in San Francisco to demonstrate how they are taking climate ambition to the next level at the Global Climate Action Summit, 12-14 September. The unprecedented opportunity for scalable action that will be evident at

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To the ends of the Earth: the activists risking their lives to defend the environment

Guardian’s extraordinary Defenders project recorded the deaths of people around the world fighting to save the planet. Here, the series’ lead writer remembers their stories.  Nine of the activists defending the Earth. Top row, from left: Samuel Loware, Maria do Socorro Silva, Ramón Bedoya; centre row: Marivic Danyan, Robert Chan, Isela

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Earth’s Annual Resources Budget Consumed in Just 7 Months

On August 1, the world will reach Earth Overshoot Day, the day when humanity will have used up nature’s renewable “budget” of resources for 2018. This according to the Global Footprint Network, an international research organization. The carbon footprint, which represents the total amount of greenhouse gases produced to support human

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