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Look beyond climate talks for action: UNEP chief

29 November 2017

To solve an environment problem, turn it into a business opportunity, says Erik Solheim As a parent of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), UN Environment (UNEP) always watches anxiously as government negotiators bicker at the annual climate summits. And after all the hot air [read more]

A Turning Point? The Failure of the German Coalition Talks

20 November 2017

While the international, that is the English-language, media, pursues its obsessive interest in President Trump, and the British press focuses on the minutiae of the Brexit negotiations, an event which occurred in Berlin this weekend is arguably the most important foreign news development in the [read more]

UN climate talks end without agreement on money

18 November 2017

Negotiations at COP23 failed a major test on financial commitments, but there were some successes on pre-2020 action and providing support for women by Joydeep Gupta, Charlotte Middlehurst, Yao Zhe, Lili Pike The annual UN climate summit ended in Bonn, Germany, with no agreement on providing money [read more]

German Energy Policy Following the 2017 Election

26 September 2017

As the dust settles on the results of the German election, it is becoming obvious that the fall in votes for the two largest parties, including Angela Merkel’s CDU, will mean significant changes in German policies in a number of areas. There has also been speculation that the CDU will form a [read more]

Taking the Long View: The ‘Forever Legacy’ of Climate Change

26 September 2017

This article originally appeared on Yale Environment 360 and is republished with their kind permission http://e360.yale.edu/features/taking-the-long-view-the-forever-legacy-of-climate-change Climate change projections often focus on 2100. But the geological record shows that unless we rapidly [read more]

Arctic sea ice summer minimum in 2017 is eighth lowest on record

20 September 2017

DAISY DUNNE  and ROBERT MCSWEENEY Arctic sea ice has dwindled to its summer minimum for 2017, with its smallest extent for the year clocking in at 4.64m square kilometres (sq km) on 13 September. At 1.58m sq km below the 1981-2010 average, this puts 2017 as the eight lowest summer minimum in the [read more]

Water, energy, food can’t be seen separately

20 September 2017

by Joydeep Gupta Climate change is making it imperative that the nexus between the three is integrated into all development plans You need water and energy to grow food. You need water to generate energy, even in a solar farm. You need energy to pump water. The water-energy-food nexus is a [read more]
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