Every year, nearly $7 trillion of public and private finance supports activities that directly harm nature – some 30 times the amount spent on nature-based solutions annually, according to a shocking UN report launched on Saturday (December 9, 2023) at COP28 in Dubai. The report from the UN’s environmental wing, UNEP, also revealed that despite […]

COP28 Summit enters final week, negotiations ramp up on emissions cuts and fossil fuels in Dubai

After a break, COP28 continued its work on Friday. Negotiators are aiming to agree on how to bolster emissions-cutting targets set by the Paris Agreement and what to do about the future of fossil fuels like oil, gas and coal. On Wednesday (December 6, 2023), UN climate chief Simon Stiell told a press conference that […]

UN warns about rapid surge in climate change over the past decade

The past decade has been confirmed the warmest ever recorded, continuing an alarming 30-year trend that the UN weather chief said on Tuesday is “unequivocally driven by greenhouse gas emissions from human activities”. Marked by record-breaking land and ocean temperatures, the decade between 2011-2020 saw continued rising concentrations of greenhouse gasses that “turbo charged” dramatic […]

COP28: The climate crisis is also a health crisis, says UN

Health has made it onto the agenda of a UN climate conference, and health advocates at COP28 in Dubai on Sunday said the topic was long overdue for discussion as climate inaction is costing lives and impacting health every single day. Our planet has logged higher mean temperatures each year, with 2023 set to be […]

COP28 president Sultan Al Jaber stuns the world by saying there is “no science” behind call for fossil fuel cuts

The 2023 UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) currently under way in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is also the platform for the Global Stocktake — the assessment of what the world has done to cut emissions since the Paris Agreement of December 2015 — but COP28 President and the UAE’s top oil man Sultan Al Jaber […]

COP 28: Delegates bat for tackling health impacts of climate change, scaling up digital climate action

Attendees and leaders at COP28 in Dubai on Saturday (December 2, 2023) called for stronger and more resilient global health systems, which are indispensable to protecting populations from the negative impacts of climate change on health. Ahead of the first ever ‘Health Day’ at a UN climate conference, delegates signed onto a new declaration on […]

Modi at COP28: Indian PM talks of adding green credit to the “health card” of planet Earth; proposes hosting 2028 climate summit

Highlighting that India was among the few countries in the world on track to fulfil their climate pledges, Modi launched a ‘Green Credit Initiative’, focused on creating carbon sinks through people’s participation.

Science points to “climate collapse” as UN chief Antonio Guterres calls COP28 to action

The world is heating up at an unprecedented pace, new climate data shows, and leaders gathered for the COP28 conference must get us out of “deep trouble”, UN chief António Guterres said.

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