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World Day to Combat Desertification

Secretary-General's Message for 2016 “Protect Earth. Restore land. Engage people” Desertification, land degradation, drought and climate change are interconnected.  As a result of land degradation and climate change, the severity and frequency of droughts have been increasing, along with floods and extreme temperatures.  More than 50 per cent of agricultural land is

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Arctic could become ice-free for first time in more than 100,000 years, claims leading scientist

Professor Peter Wadhams of Cambridge University predicts we could see ‘an area of less than one million square kilometres for September of this year’ The Arctic is on track to be free of sea ice this year or next for the first time in more than 100,000 years, a leading scientist

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CO2 turned into stone in Iceland in climate change breakthrough

Radical new technique promises a cheaper and more secure method of burying CO2 emissions underground instead of storing it as a gas Carbon dioxide has been pumped underground and turned rapidly into stone, demonstrating a radical new way to tackle climate change. The unique project promises a cheaper and more secure way

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Climate change and the value of daring

Solving climate, peace and human security issues requires a quiet defiance. Global Knowledge Graph detailing informational connections relating to climate, peace and security, across the world, over 8 years. Photograph: The Geoversiv Foundation. The climate system is a unifying ethical field that extends from the physical to the metaphysical and connects your

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Governments Agree to 25 Landmark Resolutions to Drive Sustainability Agenda and Paris Climate Agreement

Nairobi, 27 May 2016 - The world's environment ministers, gathered at the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) in Nairobi on late Friday, passed far reaching decisions on issues such as marine litter, the illegal trade in wildlife, air pollution, chemicals and waste, and sustainable consumption and

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G7 Leaders’ Declaration Addresses Paris Agreement

Includes Agreement to End Fossil Fuel Subsidies by 2025 At a meeting in  Ise-Shima, in Japan, G7 countries said they would take the necessary steps to secure rapid ratification, acceptance or approval of the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement. In their joint statement, the leaders of the UK, US, Canada, France,

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World could warm by massive 10C if all fossil fuels are burned

Arctic would warm by as much as 20C by 2300 with disastrous impacts if action is not taken on climate change, warns new study A parched Manjara dam project reservoir in Dhanegaon near Latur in Maharashtra, India. Parts of India are currently facing drought. Photograph: Anshuman Poyrekar/Getty Images The planet would warm

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