Science & Environment 2 December 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46384067 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Representatives from nearly 200 countries are gathering in Poland for talks on climate change - aimed at … [Read more...] about Climate change: Where we are in seven charts
Paris climate change deal
On Saturday, the summit final declaration was adopted by G20 leaders outlining a list of documents approved by the nations' cabinet ministers and working groups, including a statement about the importance of international trade and investment as "important engines of growth, productivity, innovation, job creation and development," Sputnik previously reported. © Sputnik / Vladimir AstapkovichInt'l Law Professor: There Isn't Any Outcome of G20 That Can Be Called 'Breakthrough' In addition, the declaration also touched on the 2016 Paris agreement on climate change, reiterating the G20 intent to continue "to tackle climate change, while promoting sustainable development and economic growth." That declaration also states, however, that the US "reiterates its decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, and affirms its strong commitment to economic growth and energy access and security, utilizing all energy sources and … [Read more...] about G19? Almost All G20 Members Agree on Climate Change, Guess Who Doesn’t?
Europe faces even deeper political turmoil and the possibility of mass migration from Africa unless the world urgently addresses the threat of climate change, the former US secretary of state John Kerry said on Thursday. Speaking at a Guardian Live event, at Central Hall in London, he said he was deeply disturbed at how issues such as climate change, cyber wars and the future of the oceans were not ballot box issues, admitting it was hard to translate these issues into an acceptable set of choices for voters. In the discussion with the Observer’s chief political commentator, Andrew Rawnsley, Kerry said: “We are heading for catastrophe unless we respond to some life-threatening challenges very rapidly. We have a climate-denying president that pulls us out of the the Paris climate change agreement at a time when literally every day matters. “Europe is already crushed under this transformation that is taking place due to migration. In Germany Angela Merkel is weakened. … [Read more...] about John Kerry: Europe must tackle climate change or face migration chaos
Australia’s relationship with the Pacific region on the issue of climate change has been described as “dysfunctional” and “abusive” – providing aid to the region to deal with the effects of global warming but undermining attempts to halt its progress, according to a climate change representative for the Pacific nation of Palau. Xavier Matsutaro, the national climate change coordinator for Palau, a small nation in the north-west Pacific, said Australia’s relationship with the Pacific was “dysfunctional”, adding that Australia was also responsible for diluting the strength of previous regional declarations on climate change. “Australia is a bit of an anomaly, because on the floor [of climate summits] they’re basically sometimes as far right as Trump in some of their views on climate change, at one point they even denied that it existed … But then on a regional basis they’ve actually given a lot of support to … [Read more...] about Australia relationship with Pacific on climate change ‘dysfunctional’ and ‘abusive’
French environment campaigners have warned Emmanuel Macron is doing too little to combat climate change and must radically rethink his environment policy if he is to honour his promise to “make this planet great again”. Renewed criticism of the centrist French president’s approach to green issues came as Macron replaced his former environment minister, the TV personality Nicolas Hulot, who quit last week saying the government was in thrall to powerful lobby groups and taking only “mini-steps” that were insufficient to deal with climate change. Macron on Tuesday replaced Hulot with the parliament speaker, François de Rugy, a former Green party figure who jumped ship to Macron’s party, La République En Marche, last year. De Rugy was active in environmental politics for 25 years before opposing what he called a shift further left by the French Green party. He is described as a pragmatist and reformist who is loyal to Macron. But environmental … [Read more...] about Emmanuel Macron under attack over climate change