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7 in 10 young people are worried about the climate crisis – but they also want to make a difference

More than two thirds of children between the ages of seven and twelve are worried about climate change, a new survey reveals. Anxiety about the state of the planet is on the rise – and young people are particularly vulnerable. The survey by eco-grocery start up Modern Milkman found that 71 per cent of children born between […]

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Ofi sustainability officer seeks global government collective action on climate change

The chief sustainability officer for ofi cocoa, Gerry Manley has called on governments around the world to tackle climate change surrounding the Cop27 event this month in Egypt, writes Neill Barston. In a blog post on the how industry can play its part, he outlined the vital importance of companies playing their part in delivering […]

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‘Climate change is a health issue’

Medical professionals reflect on COP27 and how a changing climate is damaging health. When Dr. Jay Lemery gives presentations on climate and health, one of his slides has two pictures with an arrow between them: one with a polar bear and an iceberg, and another with a kid and an inhaler.    “This is the […]

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Young people just got a louder voice on climate change — and could soon be shaping policy

Young people have long been at the forefront of discussions and activism around climate change. This year’s COP27 was another milestone for them — they became official stakeholders in climate policy under the ACE action plan, which was created at COP27 in Egypt over the last few weeks. Young people’s voices and opinions will now […]

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The world needs a Marshall Plan to fight climate change–and politicians are failing to show ambition. Business can’t afford to wait

The COP27 climate talks in Sharm el-Sheikh were a missed opportunity. The pledge to keep global temperature rises under 1.5 degrees is just about alive, affirmed by G20 leaders in Bali–but there’s no clear plan to deliver it. The Sharm deal doesn’t include a commitment to phase out all fossil fuels or any guarantee that emissions will peak by […]

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15 ways to reforest the planet: International scientists call for decade of global action

Scientists are calling for a “decade of global action” to reforest the planet following the publication of new research involving botanists from Trinity. The landmark issue of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B reveals the latest scientific advances in forest restoration with the aim of benefiting people as well as nature. “Meeting global targets for the United […]

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Global Stocktake is About Ambition, Accountability and Acceleration

Delegates at the UN Climate Change Conference COP27 wrapped up the second technical dialogue of the first global stocktake – a process that is critical both for implementing the Paris Agreement and accelerating climate action. Speaking at the close of the dialogue last Friday, UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Simon Stiell stressed that the stocktake is much […]

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Government Ministers at COP27 Call for More Ambitious Climate Action

UN Climate Change News, 15 November 2022 – The first high-level ministerial roundtable on pre-2030 ambition took place at the UN Climate Change Conference COP27 yesterday, with a collective call to urgently ramp up climate action and support. The roundtable, a new annual event to set the global direction on mitigation ambition and implementation that should be taken […]

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Ending the climate crisis has one simple solution: Stop using fossil fuels

As COP27 unfolds in Egypt, we are hearing about a large array of climate change solutions, ranging from building with carbon-absorbing bamboo and using less plastic to growing more kelp in the oceans to retain its carbon stores and enhance biodiversity. All of these ideas are important and could lead to positive environmental outcomes if successfully implemented. However, as climate scientists we believe […]

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COP27: Leaders Boost Sustainable Forest Management

UN Climate Change News, 14 November 2022 – Important progress on sustainable forest management and conservation has been made at the UN Climate Change Conference COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh with the launch of the Forest and Climate Leaders’ Partnership (FCLP), which aims to unite action by governments, businesses and community leaders. The Partnership aims to boost […]

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