Archive for October 29th, 2022

29/10/2022

Climate Change: No ‘Credible Pathway’ to 1.5C Limit – UN Environment

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — National pledges to reduce harmful emissions offer little hope of avoiding climate disaster, UN climate experts said on Thursday [], in an urgent appeal for a radical transformation of the energy sector, before it’s too late.

Kelp, a type of seaweed, can be fed to animals and could help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Unsplash/Shane Stagner | Kelp, a type of seaweed, can be fed to animals and could help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

There’s “no credible pathway to 1.5C in place” today, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) insisted in a new report, despite legally binding promises made at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference to prevent average temperatures rising by more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels.

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29/10/2022

Millions Face Flooding Threat across West and Central Africa

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — In west and central Africa, some 3.4 million people need help after destructive flooding, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday [28 October 2022].

A family that lost their home to the floods transports what remains of their house by dugout canoe in the Far North of Cameroon.
© UNHCR/Moise Amedje Peladai | A family that lost their home to the floods transports what remains of their house by dugout canoe in the Far North of Cameroon.

The alert comes amid the worst floods in a decade, which have swept across Nigeria, Chad, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali and Cameroon.

UNHCR spokesperson Olga Sarrado said that hundreds of people had died in Nigeria, where floodwaters in the northeast swept through sites for internally displaced people and host communities in Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe States.

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