Tags: climate crisis

Global Campaign Launched to Combat Climate Change by Overhauling the World’s Food Systems

Activists around the world are today calling on governments to put food systems at the forefront of tackling the climate crisis. The campaign for a ‘Plant Based Treaty’ will create bottom-up pressure for leaders to negotiate a global agreement to halt the impact of animal agriculture on the planet. Actions are taking place outside nearly […]

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Climate change increases extreme rainfall and the chance of floods- University of East Anglia

University of East Anglia climate experts warn that, without urgent action, climate change will continue to cause an increase in the intensity of extreme rainfall that can lead to severe flooding. An international research team have concluded that increases in extreme rainfall and associated flooding are projected to continue as global temperatures continue to rise. […]

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UK and Germany illegally dumping plastic wastes in Turkey: Investigation

The results of a Greenpeace investigation released recently shows that Europe is still dumping plastic waste on other countries. New photo and video evidence shows that plastic bags and packaging from the UK and Germany are being dumped and burned across southern Turkey.  Today’s Greenpeace UK report features shocking photos of British grocery packaging in piles of […]

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Feminist perspective needed in environmental studies to combat climate crisis, say scientists

Women are disproportionately affected by the ongoing climate crisis since they directly manage natural resources in most communities via activities such as water collection and food production, making it essential to view all areas of environmental research with a gender-lens, say scientists. “As climate change continues to make water sources volatile and scarce, women and […]

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Joe Biden announces nominees for key climate and energy posts to enact ‘ambitious’ plan

US President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday announced his nominees for key climate and energy posts, including New Mexico Representative Deb Haaland for interior secretary and former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm for energy secretary. He called his term as the “right group” to lead the government’s “ambitious” plan to address climate change, CNN reported. Biden described his team […]

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Greenpeace writes to NITI Aayog on green recovery plans post COVID 19

Greenpeace India on Tuesday sent to the NITI Aayog a plan to help build a climate-proof, equal, sustainable and resilient India as it emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic. In its recommendations to government’s policy think tank NITI Aayog, Greenpeace India stressed on the need to promote a decentralised model of renewable energy which will not […]

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Israel’s 10-years national plan for energy efficiency launched

Israel has launched a national plan for energy efficiency and dealing with the climate crisis, the government announced. On Monday, the Ministry of Energy said the new plan, which refers to the years 2020-2030, was formed to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions to deal with the climate crisis and the accelerated urbanization process, […]

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#ClimateBrawl: Climate Denial is a Lost Cause

In the case of climate change, propaganda is used to ignite a passionate response from the political right by whipping up fear and doubt: Fear of economic loss from climate policies – by politicians using sound bites such as “job-killer” and “hurting families and small businesses.” Doubt on climate science – often through the “authority” […]

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Climate activist Greta Thunberg urges Merkel to get out of climate “comfort zone”

Swedish Climate activist Greta Thunberg urged German Chancellor Angela Merkel “to be brave enough to think long-term” in a meeting on Thursday where they discussed the climate crisis and measures to fight global warming. During a 90-minute conversation in the chancellery, Merkel explained her climate policy priorities for Germany’s European Union presidency, the goal of […]

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