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Historic Compensation Fund Approved At UN Climate Talks

Originally posted on Stigmatis:
“Loss and damage is a way of both recognizing past harm and compensating for that past harm,” said Dartmouth climate scientist Justin Mankin. Activists encourage world leaders to maintain policies that limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and provide reparations for loss and damage at the COP27 UN Climate Summit, Nov.…

Composted Reads for 17 November

Draft Cop27 agreement fails to call for ‘phase-down’ of all fossil fuels

What the ‘Africa Cop’ will actually mean for a continent at the centre of the climate crisis

African leaders hope this year’s location will focus attention on the vast, diverse continent where this year alone hundreds of people have died from floods and landslides in Nigeria and Uganda, while 37 million face starvation after consecutive droughts in the greater Horn of Africa.

Who should pay for climate devastation?

After a surge in headlines about calls for loss and damage funds in the run-up to Cop27, the issue has made it on to the official agenda for the first time. Experts watching the negotiations this year say that with money for loss and damage finally on the agenda, they now expect the long-awaited funds to be on their way.

What happened over the weekend in the weekend of 2022 12-14 November

If you would have missed the news over the weekend of 12-14 November, here is a summary of some news events that should be allowed to grab your attention.

New York Times view for 2022 August 29 – September 04

By Amelia Nierenberg Writer, Briefings August 29 We’re covering artillery strikes near a nuclear plant in Ukraine and a political scandal in Finland. Shelling around the Zaporizhzhia power plant has raised fears of a catastrophic nuclear accident.David Guttenfelder for The New York Times Attacks near Ukraine nuclear plant intensify Russian artillery strikes continued near theContinue reading “New York Times view for 2022 August 29 – September 04”

Balance of Power in the 3rd week of August 2022 from Bloomberg

August 15 Chinese President Xi Jinping’s hopes for stability ahead of a historic Communist Party congress are quickly dwindling. His country’s economic slowdown deepened in July as strict Covid Zero measures and a slumping real-estate market threaten the chances of a recovery to a “reasonable” range. Key reading: China Announces Patrols to Protest US Senator’sContinue reading “Balance of Power in the 3rd week of August 2022 from Bloomberg”

2022 First half of July – Here’s what else you need to know in Green

UK’s Biggest-Ever Renewables Auction Is Also the Cheapest The biggest-ever UK renewables auction has awarded contracts to offshore wind at a record-low price. Putin’s War Threatens Europe’s Ambitious Climate Goals Russia’s invasion has forced several countries to burn more coal and build new gas facilities. Major US Petrochemical Hub Seeks Ban on New Solar Farms OneContinue reading “2022 First half of July – Here’s what else you need to know in Green”

We’re only beginning to learn how harmful this pervasive pollution is

Microplastic pollution has been detected in animal as well as human blood and is becoming an increasing problem.

The genocide and abuse of human rights in Southern Cameroon is a barbaric crime

Europe must not forget its colonial past and must bear its responsibility for the consequences that the population has to endure in the process of reforming that independence. For example, Great Britain must ensure that inhumane conditions and violations of human rights in Cameroon and Ambezonia, are resolved and punished, and must provide assistance to the local population so that they have no reason to flee their country.