Governments Agree Ground Rules on Contributions to Paris 2015 Agreement and Boost Adaptation. Clearer Elements of New Agreement Evolved in Peruvian Capital.
Estimated Worth of Climate Benefits from Central African Mangroves up to US$66 billion. And New Satellite Technology Could Help Monitor Mangrove Restoration.
UNEP's Adaptation Gap Report: New Finance Required to Avoid Significant Adaptation Funding Shortfall After 2020, Failure to Cut Emissions Will Dramatically Increase Costs
Up to 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions stem from land-use sectors. At the same time, climate change is already negatively affecting forestry, agriculture and rural communities.
Dedicated multilateral climate funds - including UNFCCC funds - represented small shares during the same period, but are set to rise with the recent pledges to the Green Climate Fund amounting to nearly $10 billion.
Namibia is the first developing country to submit a 'biennial update report' (BUR).This is clear testimony to the fact that developing countries are acting to mitigate climate change and are transparently contributing to fully implementing the climate change convention.
Seven of the best photographers in the world, Jonas Bendiksen, Michael Christopher Brown, Bieke Depoorter, Stuart Franklin, Dominic Nahr, Moises Saman and Jerome Sessini are showcasing their work in Lima.
UN's top climate change official Christiana Figueres said that the world now needed lines of action on climate change that are "as indelible over time as the Nazca lines. "
The Lima conference needs to provide final clarity on what the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) need to contain, including for developing countries who are likely to have a range of options from, for example, sector-wide emission curbs to energy intensity goals.
News Comes as G20 Issue Strong Statement in Support of UN Climate Negotiations
Polar Bears, Sharks and the African Lion among Species Considered Under Serious Threat
The report characterizes what is known and what is not known about impacts of climate changes that have already occurred and risks of future impacts.