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African leaders blast European no-shows at climate adaptation summit

Presidents of Senegal, DRC and Ghana travelled to Rotterdam to talk about adapting to climate change. Only one European leader was there to meet them African leaders have criticised their European counterparts for missing a summit in Rotterdam on how Africa can adapt to climate change. While three African presidents flew to the Netherlands for …

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4th edition of Africa Climate talks kicks off as the continent endures damaging weather events

African nations opened climate talks in the Mozambican capital Maputo on Wednesday to identify their priorities and come up with a common position ahead of the United Nations climate summit in Egypt in November, known as COP27. The meeting is jointly organized by the United Nations, African Union, African Development Bank and the civil society …

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Plastic pollution set to triple by 2060, experts call for better handling of waste.

The world that is wrecked by severe plastic pollution, has taken up several measures to combat the the use of plastic and improve efficiencies is in turn about to witness the plastic usage get double in almost less than 40 years. Annual production of fossil-fuel-based plastics are set to top 1.2 billion tonnes by 2060 …

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‘Lead us out of this mess,’ UN chief demands of world leaders at environment summit in Stockholm

‘We need to change course – now – and end our senseless and suicidal war against nature’ UN chief António Guterres says The secretary general of the United Nations has demanded that world leaders “lead us out of this mess” at the launch of an environment summit in Sweden. Stockholm +50 got underway on Thursday, …

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‘This is about survival’: will Cop27 bring action on Glasgow climate pact?

Amid an energy crisis caused by war in Ukraine, climate experts say November talks must act on plans to limit global heating When weary delegates tumbled out of the emptying halls of the Scottish Event Campus into the chill of a Glasgow night last November, the mood was buoyant, if exhausted. Workers in hi-vis began …

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California opens investigation into ‘decades-long plastics deception campaign’

California’s attorney general has announced an unprecedented investigation into the fossil fuel industry — not for its knowledge about climate change, but for its role in causing the global plastics pollution crisis. In a press release on Thursday, California Attorney General Rob Bonta accused fossil fuel and petrochemical companies of disingenuously promoting recycling, even though …

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Study: Africa cyclones exacerbated by climate change

MOMBASA, Kenya — Extreme rainfall in southeast Africa has become heavier and more likely to occur during cyclones because of climate change, according to a new analysis released Monday by an international team of weather scientists. Multiple tropical storms that pummeled Madagascar, Malawi and Mozambique earlier this year were analyzed by the World Weather Attribution …

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UN warns Earth ‘firmly on track toward an unlivable world’

BERLIN — Temperatures on Earth will shoot past a key danger point unless greenhouse gas emissions fall faster than countries have committed, the world’s top body of climate scientists said Monday, warning of the consequences of inaction but also noting hopeful signs of progress. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the report by the Intergovernmental Panel …

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