World's Poorest Nations to the Wealthiest: 'No More Excuses' on Urgent Climate Action

World's Poorest Nations to the Wealthiest: 'No More Excuses' on Urgent Climate Action
The demands detailed in the new "Five-Point Plan for Solidarity, Fairness, and Prosperity" paper include delivery of promised climate financing.Ahead of a key climate summit later this year, over 100 developing nations on Thursday released a set of demands calling on richer countries to "take responsibility" for their disproportionate role in the global crisis by, among other policies, swiftly and transparently delivering a promised $100 billion ...
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'Vaccine Apartheid Kills': Protesters Target Merkel for Blocking Patent Waiver

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Germany's continued obstruction of the TRIPS waiver "means more people will die when they could have been saved if they had access to life-saving vaccines." When German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday for a White House summit to discuss "ending the Covid-19 pandemic," she was greeted outside by a giant puppet of herself alongside dozens of body bags, symbolizing the victims of Germany's ongoing obstruction o...
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To end COVID-19 we need vaccine justice for developing countries not outdated charity – viewpoint

To end COVID-19 we need vaccine justice for developing countries not outdated charity – viewpoint
We will never end the death and destruction of COVID-19 until we get real about vaccine equity. In a month of high-level meetings from the G7 to the World Health Assembly, we have seen a lot of rhetoric from the global north, and a lot of frustration and urgency from the global south, but still no substantial changes on how to get the world vaccinated. Vaccines offer an incredible opportunity for science to outpace the virus, but now we are seein...
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Carbon dioxide lasts for centuries – so should carbon offsets

Carbon dioxide lasts for centuries – so should carbon offsets
Carbon dioxide, once emitted into the atmosphere, stays there for hundreds of years. When someone uses an offset to counteract emissions they need to make sure the offset they buy also lasts for centuries. For a company to claim that they are achieving net zero – balancing their emissions with an equivalent quantity of removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere – it is essential that any offsets that they use are long-lasting, rather than temp...
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5 years after Paris: How countries’ climate policies match up to their promises, and who’s aiming for net zero emissions

5 years after Paris: How countries’ climate policies match up to their promises, and who’s aiming for net zero emissions
Saturday was the fifth anniversary of the Paris climate agreement – the commitment by almost every country to try to keep global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius. It's an ambitious goal, and the clock is ticking. The planet has already warmed by about 1 C since the start of the industrial era. That might not sound like much, but that first degree is changing the planet in profound ways, from more extreme heat waves that put human health ...
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Global Task Force Says to Stop Next Pandemic Humanity Must End Destruction of Nature

Global Task Force Says to Stop Next Pandemic Humanity Must End Destruction of Nature
"We can choose to transform this moment into an opportunity to learn from our recent tragic mistakes... We can choose to invest in prevention." More than a year into the pandemic that's still raging across much of the world, an independent task force of scientists said government leaders are doing far too little to stop future pandemics at their source by ending the exploitation and destruction of nature. The task force was convened by Harvard Gl...
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'We Can Change': In New Film, Greta Thunberg Connects Dots Between Animal Exploitation, Climate Crisis, and Pandemics

'We Can Change': In New Film, Greta Thunberg Connects Dots Between Animal Exploitation, Climate Crisis, and Pandemics
A new short film featuring climate action leader Greta Thunberg highlights the connections between the climate crisis, ecological emergency, and the Covid-19 pandemic as well as other public health crises that are likely to arise from humans' exploitation of animals—and explains how communities and policymakers can repair people's relationship to wildlife while radically changing our food systems. "For Nature," conceived of by Thunberg and produc...
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How decarbonizing shipping could unlock a global energy transition

How decarbonizing shipping could unlock a global energy transition
Emissions from shipping could grow by 250% by 2050 if no action is taken.Halving shipping's emissions by 2050 could require $1.4 trillion in investment.But the scale of this challenge could be big enough to spur decarbonization across other sectors, too. Climate change requires urgent action in all sectors of the economy - including maritime shipping, which carries close to 80% of global trade and accounts for 2-3% of global greenhouse gas emissi...
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To what extent does climate change affect food insecurity? What we found in Lesotho

To what extent does climate change affect food insecurity? What we found in Lesotho
Food security is a growing concern globally, with two billion people being subject to moderate to severe food insecurity in 2019 according to the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organisation. Food security consists of four interconnected pillars: food availability (how much is produced), food access (can people afford food), food use (how is food prepared and consumed) and stability (how stable is the food supply and consumption). Large-scal...
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Your sense of separateness is an existential risk

Your sense of separateness is an existential risk
One of my greatest concerns about modern society is that we view everything as separate. We see ourselves as divided not just by our individuality, but also by groupings such as politics, race, religion, sexuality, occupation, wealth, nationality, and geography. We also regard ourselves as separate from nature. Modern society tells us that we are superior to, and detached from, the natural world. As a result, many believe we can continue to ...
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