Roughly 190 nations, aiming to stem rampant biodiversity loss, reached a sweeping deal to protect 30 percent of the planet’s land and oceans.
The agreement comes as biodiversity is declining worldwide at rates never seen before in human history. Scientists have projected that a million plants and animals are at risk of extinction, many within decades.
Nearly 200 nations agreed to establish a fund to help poor countries cope with climate disasters, completing a decades-long effort.
The decision marked a breakthrough on one of the most contentious issues at U.N. climate negotiations. For more than 30 years, developing nations have pressed for loss and damage money, but the U.S. and other…Read More
Global leaders extend a push to help poorer countries cope with climate change. At the COP27 conference, Africa-based insurers pledged to create a $14 billion financial program to cover the costs of disasters such as droughts and floods. Leaders also called for an overhaul of the I.M.F. and the World Bank to transfer more climate funding to…Read More
World leaders are gathering this week in Egypt for the 27th annual United Nations climate talks, known as COP27, to wrestle with the climate crisis, amid other pressing challenges that threaten to set back already inadequate steps to pivot the global economy away from fossil fuels.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, itself financed by the sale of R…Read More
Nigeria is suffering its worst flooding in a decade, largely because of heavy rains caused by climate change. At least 603 people have died, more than 2,400 others have been injured and over 1.4 million have been displaced. https://t.co/oEXy0QvCq8
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