Eswatini’s Revised Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) Process — Global Problems

Sibonisiwe Hlanze is one of 600 women who are allowed to harvest reed in the Lawuba Wetland in Lawuba, Eswatini. Hlanze’s income and safety depend on reliable weather patterns. The Commonwealth has deployed top climate finance advisers in Eswatini, Belize, the Seychelles and Zambia to assist with the NDCs. Credit: Mantu Phakathi/IPS Opinion by Samuel … Read more

Despite the climate crisis, politicians will double energy production from fossil fuels – global problems

The world’s governments plan to produce about 110% more fossil fuels by 2030 than would be consistent with limiting warming to 1.5°C, and 45% more than would be consistent with 2°C. Credit: Bigstock by Bruno Kappa (nairobi) Thursday 21 October 2021 Inter Press Service NAIROBI, Oct. 21 (IPS) — At a time when the world’s … Read more

Biden cuts $2 trillion climate plan to single reusable grocery bag

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden, who put forward a less ambitious legislative package in a bid to get enough votes to pass in the Senate, announced Wednesday that his original $2 trillion climate plan would be replaced by a scaled back proposal to single reusable shopping bag. “For those members of the Democratic caucus who … Read more

How 1,300 Billion Africans Cause The Least, But Suffer The Most – Global Problems

Increased weather and climate variability is disrupting lives and economies on the continent; Credit: Campbell Easton/IPS by Baher Kamal (Madrid) Wednesday 20 October 2021 Inter Press Service MADRID, Oct. 20 (IPS) — Although Africa is said to be responsible for only 4 percent of global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) – an acidic colorless gas … Read more

Biden urged California to cancel oil lease on California coast after spill | Environmental News

Environmentalists say the Biden administration has the power to cancel oil and gas leases off the coast of California. Following a recent oil spill, environmentalists are urging US regulators to suspend and cancel oil and gas leases in federal waters off California. About three dozen environmental groups sent a petition to the US Department of … Read more

Plans for fossil fuel producers exceed 1.5C climate target | Climate change news

UNEP’s Production Gap report finds that countries plan to produce 110 percent more fossil fuels by 2030. According to a new United Nations-backed study, the world needs to cut production of coal, oil and gas by more than half over the next decade to maintain the chances of global warming reaching dangerous levels. The report … Read more

We need to do much, much more — Global Problems

Fran Price, WWF Global Forest Practice Lead. Credit: WWF Opinion by Frank Price (New Jersey, United States) Wednesday 20 October 2021 Inter Press Service NEW JERSEY, USA, Oct. 20 (IPS) – Governments agree that saving the climate means saving forests, but ambition and action fall short. First the good news: one of the forest targets … Read more

Japan’s Mt Aso erupts, people warned to stay away | Volcanoes News

No immediate reports of casualties, damage after the volcano spewed ash clouds 3.5 km high. A Japanese volcano has erupted, spewing ash several miles into the air, prompting officials to warn people to steer clear of the threat of lava flows and falling rocks, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. Mount … Read more

Floods, landslides kill 116 in India and Nepal

More than 100 people have died after several days of massive flooding and landslides in India and Nepal, officials said on Wednesday, with many more missing. For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app. In Uttarakhand in northern India, officials said 46 people had been killed and 11 missing … Read more