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Davos elite looks to ‘Globalisation 4.0’ to stem climate change

Business leaders say the next wave of globalisation must create social benefits as well as provide technical solutions to climate change — For business leaders gathering in the Swiss Alps this week, ‘Globalisation 4.0’ holds the answers to one of the world’s biggest problems: climate change. The buzzword that will dominate the World Economic Forum …

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Six big questions as Brazil’s new president heads to Davos

After months of rhetoric and speculation, what Jair Bolsonaro will actually deliver for Brazil’s people and the Amazon will hinge on these questions — Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro arrives at the World Economic Forum in bullish mood. His message is simple: I am the man to boost economic growth, cut corruption and attract new …

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study shows greenland lost around 280bn tons of ice per year between 2002 and 2016

Greenland’s ice melting faster than scientists previously thought – study

The pace of ice loss has increased four-fold since 2003 as enormous glaciers are depositing ever larger chunks of ice into the Atlantic ocean, where it melts, causing sea levels to rise — Greenland is melting faster than scientists previously thought, with the pace of ice loss increasing four-fold since 2003, new research has found. …

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Global tensions holding back climate change fight, says WEF

After extreme weather-related events, there is ‘need for international cooperation’ — Growing tension between the world’s major powers is the most urgent global risk and makes it harder to mobilise collective action to tackle climate change, according to a report prepared for next week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The WEF’s annual global risks …

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Coral Microbiomes Offer Clues for Resilience and Conservation

Some coral species might be better equipped to adapt to a warmer, more acidic ocean. Finding out which ones, and why, could be the key to saving reefs around the world — The prognosis for coral reefs has continued to spiral downward over the past year. A report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate …

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Head in the clouds: the woman scaling fresh climate change heights

For four decades, Nalini Nadkarni has studied cloud forest in the Costa Rican town of Monteverde. In that time, global warming has wrought big changes – and now threatens to dry out the area’s lush hanging gardens for good — Nalini Nadkarni is sitting with her notebook and tape measure near the top of a …

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Cutting emissions proves a sticking point at Poland climate talks

Slow progress on 2015 Paris agreement comes as scientists warn of need to get on track — Negotiators at the climate conference in Poland have inched closer to an outcome, as the official deadline for finishing a deal ran out. The conference was meant to approve a rulebook which would govern how nations put into …

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Indigenous peoples gain foothold in climate talks

At China’s request, the deal for indigenous and local input makes clear it will not infringe on state sovereignty — Indigenous peoples clinched a deal in Poland that will give them a voice in global climate change negotiations, but only after conceding to a push to put national sovereignty above their rights. During the first …

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The Paris Agreement rulebook explained

Vastly more complex than the Paris Agreement itself are the set of rules that will make it work — After three years of talking, delegates have arrived in Katowice, Poland, to make a deal on the so-called rulebook of the Paris Agreement. These are the guidelines that will define how climate action is implemented, and …

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‘We are last generation that can stop climate change’ – UN summit

Big cuts in carbon emissions and a rise in protection from extreme weather urgently needed — The UN climate change summit begins on Monday with a warning that today’s generation is the last that can prevent catastrophic global warming, as well as the first to be suffering its impacts. Almost 200 nations were set to …

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