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FAO: desert locust to rise hunger in Asia, Pacific 06 Jun 2020

FAO: desert locust to rise hunger in Asia, Pacific

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warns multiple impacts of COVID-19 and desert locust will fuel hunger in Asia and the Pacific.

Germany admits will fall far short of 2020 climate target 14 Jun 2018

Germany admits will fall far short of 2020 climate target

The German government acknowledged Wednesday that it will miss a 2020 target for reducing carbon dioxide emissions, but vowed to catch up “as quickly as possible”. Rather than cutting emissions of the greenhouse gas by 40 percent compared with 1990 levels, Europe’s largest economy will manage reductions of just 32 percent, said the annual climate […]

1.5 C climate goal ‘very unlikely’ but doable: draft UN report 13 Jan 2018

1.5 C climate goal ‘very unlikely’ but doable: draft UN report

The Paris Agreement goal of capping global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius will slip beyond reach unless nations act now to slash carbon pollution, curb energy demand, and suck CO2 from the air, according to a draft UN report. Without such efforts, “holding warming to 1.5 C (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) by the end of the […]

UN climate envoys agree on way forward, despite Trump 18 Nov 2017

UN climate envoys agree on way forward, despite Trump

Negotiations to bolster the climate-saving Paris Agreement, crafted over two decades, closed in Bonn Saturday, deflated but not derailed by Donald Trump’s rejection of the treaty and defence of fossil fuels. The US President’s decision to yank the United States from the hard-fought global pact cast a long shadow over the talks, which ran deep […]