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Costa Rica pledges carbon neutrality by 2021

"Costa Rica’s President Luis Guillermo Solis announced on Monday during the opening of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week that the country was aiming to achieve carbon neutrality by 2021. The Central American nation already sources 98 per cent of its electricity from renewables, according to the Costa Rican Electricity Institute" | via UNEP #CostaRica #RenewableEnergy #CarbonNeutral #ClimateAction

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On World Food Day read how climate change affects your food supply

By 2050, harvests of crucial crops such as wheat, maize, and rice could drop by about 20% due to climate change, with more severe droughts possibly reducing the growing season in certain regions by as much as 40%. | via CVF Exposure #WorldFoodDay #ClimateChange #FoodSecurity

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By 2020, 60 million people from sub-Saharan Africa are expected to migrate because of desertification

" The Great Green Wall is more of a metaphor than an actual wall. It was initially conceived as a physical barrier of trees on the edge of the desert, but over the past few years, it has evolved into a hodge-podge of projects that attempt to restore degraded land and combat desertification. But will it encourage people to stay or earn the money to go?" | via The Guardian #ClimateAction

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Costa Rica paves the way to end single-use plastics

"Single-use plastics are a problem not only for Costa Rica but also for the whole world. It is estimated that if the current consumption pattern continues, by 2050 there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish - measured by weight. For this reason, we began our journey to turn Costa Rica into a single-use plastic-free zone." | via UNDP #ClimateAction

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Indigenous knowledge systems can help solve the problems of climate change

"Our people lived completely sustainably, and in balance with each other and country, for over 60,000 years. We kept our country clean through practices like fire-stick farming, we monitored our species of animals and plants through our totem systems. At the end of the day, if “Australia” wants to survive and combat global warming, First Nations sovereignty and governance is the best chance it has. " | via the Guardian #ClimateAction #Indigenous

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Five Pacific islands have already disappeared due to rising seas as climate change hits

"Six other islands had large swaths of land washed into the sea and on two of those, entire villages were destroyed and people forced to relocate, the researchers found. The study is the first that scientifically “confirms the numerous anecdotal accounts from across the Pacific of the dramatic impacts of climate change on coastlines and people”." | via the Guardian #SeaLevelRise

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Tired of waiting on climate finance, some developing countries are tackling #climatechange on their own

"Developing countries have been promised $100bn per year by 2020, with no sign of it arriving some are taking matters into their own hands. Bangladesh was the first among developing countries to set up a climate change resilience fund, which has already spent $400m from the national budget on climate change initiatives." | via Climate Home #GreenClimateFund #Adaptation #ClimateAction

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Need for ambitious action : Climate change threatens to wipe some islands off the map

“If we really push into action, we can save some [small islands], but we may not be able save all of them,” said Hans-Otto Poertner, a German scientist who chairs the climate impacts study group for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. “The chances are even less with the U.S. pulling out of the climate agreement in Paris.” | via The Washington Post #SeaLevelRise #ClimateChange

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Women are bringing solar empowerment to Nepal

"Empower Generation mentors and supports women registering their own businesses to sell solar lanterns, solar home systems, clean cook stoves and water filters. The trainee entrepreneurs are given lessons on climate change and the adverse effects of fossil fuels, becoming leaders in their community for promoting renewable energy and environmental awareness." | via Climate Home #Renewables #Women #ClimateAction

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5 Ways to Reduce the Drivers of Climate Change

"Climate change is fundamentally a development issue. It threatens to exacerbate poverty and hurt economic growth. At the same time, how countries grow and the investments they make to meet the energy, food and water needs of an expanding population can fuel climate change, raising risks worldwide, or contribute to solutions." | via The World Bank #ClimateAction

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