13 November, Songdo, Republic of Korea – The Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) today approved $161 million in funding to support climate resilient projects in Chile, Kyrgyzstan and Nepal benefitting 1.5 million people.
This event will bring together global concerns such as climate change and human health, shedding light on the nexus between increasing man-made natural adversities and growing health needs. It will discuss why future projects aimed at strengthening and/or developing the health sector in the Philippines should have community engagement and climate resilience as their primary objectives.
Today, the Council adopted a framework for restrictive measures in response to Turkey’s unauthorised drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean. The framework will make it possible to sanction individuals or entities responsible for or involved in unauthorised drilling activities of hydrocarbons in the Eastern Mediterranean.
UN climate scientists presented MEPs with new evidence on how climate change is affecting food production and oceans. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. In August, it presented a report on climate change and land and in September one on the oceans and cryosphere in a changing climate. The reports are the latest scientific input for the UN climate summit COP25 to be held in Madrid in December. The scientists behind the reports presented their findings to Parliament’s environment, development and fisheries committees on Wednesday 6 November.
A summary of the debate is now available.
Professor Guillermo Rein, a fire scientist, tells Horizon why smouldering peatland fires are so dangerous and why we know so little about them.
Today, the European Commission published the 2018 edition of its Annual Report on Forest Fires in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. According to the report, wildfires destroyed nearly 178 000 hectares (ha) of forests and land in the EU last year. While this is less than one sixth of the area burnt in 2017, and less than the long-term average, more countries than ever before suffered from large fires.