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Bill Gates throws new weight and cash into climate fight

In back-to-back events this week, the billionaire launched projects to slow global warming and limit the damage it causes — The billionaire philanthropist known for his work on global health and development threw new weight and money behind efforts to limit global warming this week. In back-to-back events on Tuesday and Wednesday, Bill Gates launched …

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Bahrain applies to Green Climate Fund to help clean up waste from fossil fuels

Oil-rich kingdom says money is needed to protect against water scarcity but request sparks strong criticism and fears over the fitness of the public fund — Bahrain – one of the world’s most oil-rich nations – has applied to the international Green Climate Fund for $9.8m for its National Oil and Gas Authority, raising questions …

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Leaders move past Trump to protect world from climate change

Far more must be invested in adapting to warming, says new global commission that aims to rebuild political will after US withdrawal from Paris agreement — Far too little is being done to protect people from the heatwaves, storms and floods being supercharged by climate change, according to a high-level international commission. It aims to …

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37 things you need to know about 1.5°C global warming

The UN climate science panel has released its summary of the evidence around the tougher climate goal demanded by vulnerable countries. We break it down — The UN published a summary on the science of 1.5°C global warming on Monday. It’s a big deal. This is the first time the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change …

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Q&A: How ‘integrated assessment models’ are used to study climate change

Working out the best ways to tackle climate change is one of the key challenges facing policymakers both today and in the decades ahead — To inform these decisions, scientists and economists have developed a suite of tools known as “integrated assessment models” (IAMs). These models are used to answer central questions about climate change, …

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Bangkok Bulletin: UN calls for more time

An early start has been called for climate talks in Poland in December, with negotiators facing a huge task to write the rules for the Paris deal — The UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa wrote to governments on Thursday to let them know that the Katowice COP24 would start a day earlier than scheduled – …

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Local Government Academy holds August 23 disaster-resilient forum

The forum will be held at the Mall of Asia, Hall 4, SMX Convention Center in Pasay City — (MANILA, Philippines) What do Filipinos understand about resiliency? Are local communities prepared and resilient during disasters? These are some of the questions that the forum “Resilience Marketplace for Innovation forum” intends to answer. As one of …

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Coastal flooding in Europe ‘could cost up to €1 trillion per year’ by 2100

The economic damage from coastal flooding in Europe could reach almost €1 trillion per year by 2100 without new investment in adaptation to climate change, a new study finds — The research looks at how rising sea levels and continued socioeconomic development will affect future coastal flood risk in 24 European countries. In contrast to …

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UK ‘woefully unprepared’ for deadly heatwaves, warn MPs

MPs criticise failure to ensure homes, hospitals, schools and transport can deal with extreme heat — The UK is “woefully unprepared” for deadly heatwaves, according to a cross-party committee of MPs, with the government ignoring warnings from its official climate change adviser. https://youtu.be/Avhh6jBU5bc   One in five homes dangerously overheats during heatwaves today, the MPs …

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In-depth: How the UK plans to adapt to climate change

The UK government last week published its updated strategy for tackling the impacts of climate change, including higher temperatures, drought and flooding — The 128-page plan is the second iteration of the UK’s National Adaptation Programme (NAP), which sets out the the government’s approach to dealing with current and future climate change. The first NAP …

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