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Humanity Can Halve Climate Emissions by 2030: UN Panel

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 17, 2022 (ENS) – In a rare encouraging climate report, the UN’s scientific Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC, has recognized “increasing evidence of climate action” and held out hope, finding that, “We have options in all sectors to at least halve emissions by 2030.” […]

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New UN Climate Change Report “An Atlas of Human Suffering”

BERLIN, Germany, March 1, 2022 (ENS) – “Today’s IPCC report is an atlas of human suffering and a damning indictment of failed climate leadership,” declared UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres after reading the latest from the agency charged with compiling climate reports to advise the United Nations – the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. […]

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WMO: Climate Disasters to Increase Until at Least the 2060s

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 20, 2022 (ENS) – The impacts of climate change are already “very visible” and “happening worldwide,” the head of the UN weather agency told the opening session of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC, which convened on Monday in a virtual meeting that will last through February 25. […]

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COP26 Glasgow ‘Compromise’ Climate Pact Disappoints

GLASGOW, Scotland, November 13, 2021 (ENS) – The UN climate conference COP26 has wrapped with a deal among the 196 Parties to forestall catastrophic climate change, that hinged on a startling development. Minutes before the final decision on the text of the Glasgow Climate Pact… […]

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COP26 Finance: Changing Climate Change With Financial Support

GLASGOW, Scotland, November 3, 2021 (ENS) – After two days of speeches and announcements from world leaders, the focus today at the UN climate summit COP26 shifted to raising the funding needed to accomplish the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate. But as the day unfolded, protests disrupted finance sessions… […]

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World ‘Heading for Climate Disaster,’ UN Chief Warns COP26

GLASGOW, Scotland, November 1, 2021 (ENS) – “The six years since the Paris Climate Agreement have been the six hottest years on record. Our addiction to fossil fuels is pushing humanity to the brink,” United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the opening session of COP26 today. “We face a stark choice: Either we stop it — or it stops us.” […]

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Demonstrators Demand Federal Reserve Account for Climate Risk

WASHINGTON, DC, October 29, 2021 (ENS) – Thousands of people rallied today outside branches of the central banking system of the United States, The Federal Reserve, to send a message to President Joe Biden, “Appoint a climate champion to chair The Federal Reserve who will account for climate risk immediately.” […]

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Biden, US Diplomats Fly the World to Advocate Climate Action

WASHINGTON, DC, October 21, 2021 (ENS) – John Kerry, the U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, is on his way to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 24-25, just a few days before the UN Climate Conference COP26 opens in Glasgow, to engage with government counterparts and private sector leaders on efforts to address the climate crisis. […]

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Hot, Hotter, Hottest July on Record

ASHEVILLE, North Carolina, August 13, 2021 (ENS) – July 2021 was the hottest month ever documented on this planet since recordkeeping began 142 years ago, according to new global data released today by NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. […]

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Biden, Merkel Ink U.S.-Germany Climate and Energy Partnership

WASHINGTON, DC, July 15, 2021 (ENS) – President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel today at the White House launched the U.S.-Germany Climate and Energy Partnership during her farewell visit to the United States ahead of Germany’s September elections, in which she is not running. […]