Wealthy countries still failing on $100 billion climate finance pledge

By |september 17th, 2019|climate change mitigation, climate finance, COP 25, environment, global north, News, UN, UN climate summit|

In 2017, the most industrialised countries contributed a little above $70 billion to nations vulnerable to the effects of climate change. This number is far below the annual $100 billion pledged in 2009 for the following decade. EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'environnement reports.

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Cost-benefit analysis does not work well for wicked problems like climate change

By |julij 4th, 2019|climate change mitigation, climate risk, climate science, heatwave, heatwaves, News|

What is the monetary value of being able to breathe in Beijing or New Delhi without discomfort? Beyond the simple numerical challenges, cost-benefit analysis has an inherent ethical blind spot, writes Kevin Noone.

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On climate change, ‘red alert is on’, says COP21 president Laurent Fabius

By |julij 12th, 2018|Climate Change, climate change mitigation, COP21, COP24, EU 2050, green economy, low carbon economy, News|

The world community has taken action against climate change but it must "triple its efforts" to reduce emissions and Europe needs to take the lead, COP21 President Laurent Fabius said ahead of the crucial United Nations’ annual conference (COP24) in December.

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Soil is the underrated issue of food waste challenge, says World Biogas Association boss

By |maj 22nd, 2018|Agrifood, climate change mitigation, food waste, News, SDGs, soil quality|

Food waste processed via anaerobic digestion can significantly improve nutrient recovery in the soil, and the process may have significant use in sustainable agriculture and in fighting climate change, David Newmann, president of the World Biogas Assoc...

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Climate justice not on the menu in Bonn

By |november 20th, 2017|adaptation, Bonn, climate action, Climate Change, climate change mitigation, climate justice, climate negotiations, climate talks, COP23, Frank Bainimarama, human rights, indigenous people, Mary Robinson, News, Paris Agreement|

Climate activists and indigenous leaders gathered last week (16 November) to raise awareness about the human rights aspect of climate action. They lamented the lack of substance in climate talks, while people are already dying due to the direct effects...

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Climate finance, the sticking point in COP23

By |november 20th, 2017|adaptation, Africa, Bonn, climate action, Climate Action Tracker, climate ambition, climate change mitigation, climate finance, climate justice, climate negotiations, climate talks, COP23, EU, EU Commission, indigenous people, LDCs, loss and damage fund, News, Poland, Talanoa dialogue|

Rich countries had pledged to raise $100 billion each year in climate finance for developing countries by 2020. As of September 2017, they had pledged just $10.3 billion. And the question of who should pay remains unanswered. EURACTIV reports from the ...

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