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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, in a heartwarming speech, urges developed nations to deliver a clear-cut roadmap to address Loss & Damage and double adaptation support President Al-Sisi, COP-27 President Sameh Shoukry,  Excellencies, Dear friends, In just days, our planet’s population will cross a new threshold. The 8 billionth member of our human family will be […]
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As Egpyt prepares to host the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP27), it has set out a vision for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. COP27 will be taking place in Egypt’s coastal city of Sharm El-Sheikh from November 7th to 18th, 2022. According to a media release by Egypt’s COP27 […]
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The Indian government on Wednesday ratified pledges made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi  in COP26, which was held in Glasgow last November. The pledges were made to accelerate India’s reliance on renewable sources to run the economy and be effectively fossil fuel-free by 2070.  However the approved pledges were fewer than those committed by the […]
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Lagos, the most populous city, not only in Nigeria, but throughout Africa, is also one of its most vulnerable to sea level rise and floods. The city is home to more than 24 million people and is Nigeria’s economic powerhouse.  But climate change and rising sea levels is slowly eroding the city. A study by […]
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Simon Mundy, Moral Money Editor at the Financial Times, discusses Race for Tomorrow, his new book on the global scramble to respond to climate change on our new weekly show ‘Climate Course Correction’. Mundy began his reporting career in Johannesburg, where he covered Southern Africa for the FT and spent seven years in Asia, heading […]
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As global leaders and countries are creating roadmaps, targets and policies to tackle the impending devastation due to climate change, there is also a big focus on using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to avert the incoming disasters. Governments, tech firms and investors are showing growing interest in machine-based learning systems that use algorithms to identify patterns […]
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The latest flagship UN report on climate change released on Monday calls for a now or never action plan. The Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2022 report highlights how the world has only a slim chance of limiting global heating to 1.5 degree Celsius and is falling behind on its low-carbon footing.   Without immediate and deep emissions reductions across […]
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The target to achieve Net Zero emissions is gaining momentum amongst non-party stakeholders around the globe. It is underlined by the significant increase in the numbers registered in data sources such as the Global Climate Action Portal (GCAP). According to a media release by the UNFCCC, as of October 2021, the portal registered 22,259 actors […]
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Countries in Latin America are rushing to tap the booming market for so-called green bonds in the wake of the United Nations COP26 summit, according to the World Bank. As per a Bloomberg report, agreements reached at the event in Glasgow last month — where nations agreed to combat climate change by halting deforestation and […]
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A special art installation at the recently concluded COP26 captured the imagination of delegates and attendees alike. It was life-size polar bears wearing orange life jackets and migrating from the arctic due to melting ice-caps, as a result of climate change. The installation was done by Taiwanese eco artist, Vincent J F Huang, who has […]
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Over a hundred delegates along with several hundred protesters joined COP26 to put forth their views and voices on climate change. One such voice is Mark Shayler who is a sustainability activist for 32 years and spoke to PlucTV at length regarding his experience at COP26. “I was at COP26 and fundamentally, it was both […]
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The youth representatives from global south countries had a clear message for the leaders at COP26, calling for immediate action, rather than making more ‘false promises’. Young people were key at COP26 who raised their voices to limit climate change. Kevin Mtai, a climate justice activist, spoke with Pluc.tv to express his disappointment on the […]
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I had the privilege to attend COP26 and from the beginning was thrown from one emotional extreme to another. I wanted to learn, hold space, and connect with others on a journey to a better future. It was impossible to ignore that this event was supposed to be significant for future climate plans and agreements. […]
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Songs of the Earth, developed and directed by multi-disciplinary artist, musician, and Earth Day Ambassador Soumik Datta in partnership with EARTHDAY.ORG  premiered at the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26.  The animated film is accompanied by an eight-track album responding to climate change, weaving issues from climate migration, extreme weather to ocean pollution, deforestation and sustainable fashion through original […]
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Parents have issued heart-felt statements on the close of the COP26 Climate Summit, saying that not enough action has been taken to keep the world’s children safe from devastating climate breakdown as per a press release by Our Kids’ Climate and Parents For Future Global. The parents are from two global networks, Our Kids’ Climate […]
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Leading philanthropies wish to support the signatories of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change as they take responsibility for climate change impacts by providing quick-start finance for a prospective new Facility (currently being negotiated at COP26) to support vulnerable countries most hit by the losses and damages resulting from climate change, said a press […]
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Deliberations under the current session of the COP, CMP and CMA came to an end this Saturday in Glasgow, one day after their scheduled conclusion. The wide-ranging set of decisions, resolutions and statements that constitute the outcome of COP26 is the fruit of intense negotiations over the past two weeks, strenuous formal and informal work […]
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The Conference of parties this year saw major demonstrations from not only climate activists but also scientists. Many young protestors gathered outside the COP26 venue to show their resentment against climate change. More than 100 delegations from various countries joined the process of making a change to limit the global average temperatures to 1.5 degrees. […]
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Getting devoid of carbon emissions seems a far flung dream due to our heavy dependence on fossil fuels. We have adopted a lifestyle where we depend on fossil fuels for our day to day chores.  Big corporations too need to depend on it and switching over to renewable sources seems to be a techno-heavy and […]
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On Wednesday (10th November), governments and stakeholders continued to hold meetings and sessions, with a special focus on transport. India has joined over 30 other countries in signing a declaration at COP26, that promises to work towards ensuring that only zero-emission cars and vans are sold by the year 2040. India has also joined a […]
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When the scientists, students and delegations across nations came together to speak on behalf of climate change at COP26, why should the fashion industry be left behind? Leading British brands Burberry, Phoebe English and Stella McCartney are coming together with the British Fashion Council and the UK’s GREAT campaign at Cop26 to showcase the UK’s […]
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The relationship between climate change and emissions is a discussion that requires no sparks. A considerable percentage of which is the consequence of our movement corridors.  Dependency on motorized modes ironically stems from access and/or the lack of it. Nothing makes the city more accessible, than the ability to move around unopposed and unhindered. That […]
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COP26 observes Gender, Science and Innovation day on Monday and it led to a series of announcements and initiatives being announced by countries and partner organisations. Here are nine things we learned from this day: 1.  Canada to ensure that 80% of its $5.3 billion climate investments over the next five years target gender equality […]
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The Adaptation Fund received a record-shattering US$ 232.6 million in new support from contributing national and regional governments during its annual Contributor Dialogue on Monday at the UN COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow. According to a media statement released by the UNFCCC, a record 13 donors announced new pledges for the Fund.  The Fund’s […]
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In a show of support for those most at risk from climate change, 12 donor governments have pledged $413 million in new funding for the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) during the COP26 climate summit on Monday. As per a media statement released by the UNFCCC, the LDCF, hosted by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), […]
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A group of 50 countries have committed to develop climate-resilient and low-carbon health systems at COP26 in Glasgow, in response to growing evidence of the impact of climate change on people’s health. According to a media statement by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the governments of these 50 countries, which include some of those most […]
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Did you know the fashion industry has a charter? The Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action goes beyond previous industry-wide commitments. Work under Fashion Charter for Climate Action is guided by its mission to drive the fashion industry to net-zero Greenhouse Gas emissions no later than 2050 in line with keeping global warming below 1.5 […]
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The UN-backed Race to Resilience campaign – a global partnership of initiatives with the headline goal to build the resilience of 4 billion people to climate shocks by 2030 – has launched its metrics framework, which will allow non-state actors, such as cities, businesses and regions, to measure the human impact of their actions for the […]
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Glasgow: If I ask you, what do countries like Brazil, Nigeria, India, UK, Poland and the US have in common? I wouldn’t expect an answer claiming rising air pollution.  Recently, around 500 parent groups from 44 countries (including India, Brazil, United States, United Kingdom, South Africa, Poland, and Nigeria) delivered a letter to President of […]
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As the first week draws down to a close at COP26, the mood of the summit seems to be positive with major decisions being taken and several nations making commitments to limit climate change. Delegates from more than 100 countries joined COP26 and the conference started with the opening remarks of Boris Johnson, the prime […]
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