General Climate News

UN Launches New Coalition on Health, Environment and Climate Change The UN has launched a new global coalition on health, environment and climate change to reduce the annual 12.6 million deaths caused by environmental risks, and especially air pollution. The heads of the World Health Organization (WHO), UN Environment and World Meteorological Organization (WMO) came together for the initiative.
United Nations Climate Change, Friday 1 June 2018
Impact of climate change on French tributaries of the Rhine: updating future flows Spread across 9 countries, the Rhine river basin faces significant challenges in relation to managing floods and water resources. Irstea has published an estimate of future flows for the French section of the Rhine, updated using the latest IPCC climate projections. This data is key to predicting any adjustments that will be needed across this pan-European river basin.
National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (Irstea), Sunday 27 May 2018
Low carbon economy can generate millions of new jobs Twenty-four million new jobs will be created globally by 2030 if the right policies to promote a greener economy are put in place, a new report by the International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates.
Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC), Wednesday 23 May 2018
Climate Change Negotiations Game The World Climate Simulation is a role playing exercise of the UN climate change negotiations for groups. It uses an interactive computer model to rapidly analyze the results of the mock-negotiations during the event. All the materials and tools are available for free and many are available in multiple languages.
Climate Interactive, Tuesday 22 May 2018
Effort Sharing, land-use, energy efficiency: EU sets new laws to achieve 2030 climate targets The Council of the European Union formally adopted the regulation on emission reductions by Member States from 2021 to 2030, also known as the Effort Sharing Regulation. The new law is the outcome of almost two years of negotiations between EU institutions and Member States, and covers those sectors that fall outside the scope of the EU Emissions Trading System.
Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC), Sunday 20 May 2018
Limiting global warming to 1.5C would save majority of global species from climate change Limiting global warming to 1.5C would save the vast majority of the world’s plant and animal species from climate change – according to new research led by the University of East Anglia. Read more in the report published in Science.
University of East Anglia, Saturday 19 May 2018
Global temperature rise of 2°C doubles the population exposed to multiple climate risks compared to a 1.5°C rise New research identifying climate vulnerability hotspots has found that the number of people affected by multiple climate change risks could double if the global temperature rises by 2°C, compared to a rise of 1.5°C.
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Thursday 17 May 2018
Meeting report: 5th Open European Day at Bonn Resilient Cities 2018 On 25th of April, the Open European Day (OED) took place for the fifth time in Bonn, confirming the event to be an important place for European cities to discuss Urban Resilience. The 2018 meeting showed that some progress is being made by European cities, as the contributions to the debate were more than in past events the result from practical experiences.
Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC), Thursday 17 May 2018
Scale and transparency of finance is vital for putting Paris climate pledges into action Climate finance is among the most disputed issues during UNFCCC negotiations and the halfway climate talks taking place in Bonn this May made no exceptions. At an event dedicated to long-term climate finance, Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji and President of COP23 renewed the call to increase the pool of investment for mitigation and adaptation, addressing primarily the wealthiest countries (which promised to raise $100 billion a year in climate finance by 2020).
Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC), Monday 14 May 2018
Temperature swings to hit poor countries hardest Temperature fluctuations that are amplified by climate change will hit the world’s poorest countries hardest, new research suggests. For every degree of global warming, the study suggests temperature variability will increase by up to 15% in southern Africa and Amazonia, and up to 10% in the Sahel, India and South East Asia.
University of Exeter, Tuesday 8 May 2018