Azerbaijan to Host COP29 Despite Controversy: Petrostate Powerhouse or Climate Diplomat?

In a surprising move, Azerbaijan has been selected by the Eastern European group to host COP29, marking a significant decision amid conflict and geopolitical tensions. The choice came after Armenia dropped opposition as part of ongoing peace talks. This decision, delayed due to regional conflicts, was unexpected as Russia’s block on European Union members scuttled…

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Global Cooling Pledge Launched at COP28!

Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, the President of COP28, introduced the ground-breaking Global Cooling Pledge alongside other international climate leaders in a historic action during the summit. With this project, the group’s commitment to raising standards and reducing emissions associated with cooling systems has advanced significantly. The Global Cooling Pledge, unveiled under the banners of #UniteActDeliver…

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Gayo Uganda Trains 34 Youth on Climate Policy

As the world continues getting ravaged by the hard-hitting impacts of Climate Change, the Green Africa Youth Organization (GAYO Uganda) has amplified efforts aimed toward mitigating this dilemma. This followed the recent study conducted in partnership with the Youth Climate Councils Global Alliance and the Youth Climate Council in Uganda penning down critical gaps hindering…

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Italy’s Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni Commits EUR 100 Million to Global Loss and Damage Fund at COP28

At the ongoing COP28 summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni of Italy made a momentous announcement, pledging a record-breaking EUR 100 million to the Loss and Damage Fund. Italy’s commitment to mitigating the severe effects of climate change and providing support to disadvantaged areas affected by environmental disasters is exemplified by…

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UN Secretary-General Advocates Fossil Fuel Phaseout for Achieving 1.5-Degree Goal at COP28

In a resolute statement at COP28, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres underscored the imperative of a decisive shift in climate action, emphasizing that achieving the 1.5-degree Celsius target requires a complete cessation of fossil fuel burning. Secretary-General Guterres left no room for ambiguity, stating unequivocally, “The 1.5-degree limit is only possible if we ultimately stop burning…

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COP28 UAE: Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja to lead Uganda’s delegation as world leaders meet in Dubai

Uganda’s Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja, is set to lead the country’s delegation to the 28th session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties, COP28 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). This was revealed by Sam Cheptoris, the Minister for Water and Environment, while addressing journalists ahead of the much-awaited UN…

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Global Temperatures Soar: Urgent Action Needed at COP28 to Combat Record-Breaking Heat

As the year hurtles towards its close, 2023 is poised to etch its name in history with record-breaking heat. October, in particular, has left an indelible mark as the hottest month ever recorded, sending global temperatures soaring approximately 1.7°C above late-1800s levels. The alarming escalation in heat intensifies the call for urgent and comprehensive action…

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Climate Change / deforestation blamed for absence of grasshoppers in Masaka

The bustling town of Masaka in Uganda, known for its vibrant scenes during the grasshopper season, is currently experiencing an unexpected phenomenon—the conspicuous absence of these insect snacks. This departure from the norm has raised questions and concerns among locals, prompting speculation about the potential influence of climate change on this natural occurrence. Grasshopper gatherings…

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Shining a Light on Dark Realities: Modern Slavery in Africa’s Renewable Energy Supply Chains

The global shift towards renewable energy sources and electric vehicles promises a cleaner, greener future. However, beneath the surface of this eco-friendly transition lies a grim reality that often goes unnoticed: contemporary slavery in the supply chains that power our sustainable technologies. Electric vehicles represent a remarkable advancement in modern science and engineering. Yet, the…

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