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UN Environment: more and faster support needed for climate change adaptation
UN Environment: more and faster support needed for climate change adaptation 15/11/2016

- International community has pledged to mobilize $100 billion a year in climate finance by 2020 - Up to $300 billion needed in adaptation finance from 2030; up to $500 billion by 2050

United Nations reports its 2015 greenhouse gas emissions
United Nations reports its 2015 greenhouse gas emissions 07/11/2016

UN Environment Links Great Apes' Future to Sustainable Development

World must urgently up action to cut a further 25% from predicted 2030 emissions, says UN Environment report
World must urgently up action to cut a further 25% from predicted 2030 emissions, says UN Environment report 03/11/2016

- World is still heading for temperature rise of 2.9 to 3.4℃ this century, even with Paris pledges -2030 emissions will be 12 to 14 gigatonnes above levels needed to limit global warming to 2℃ - Opportunities include enhanced pre-2020 action building on Cancun pledges, cost-effective energy efficiency and stimulating action by cities, companies and civil society

Urgent investment needed in walking and cycling infrastructure to save millions of lives and combat climate change
Urgent investment needed in walking and cycling infrastructure to save millions of lives and combat climate change 20/10/2016

- Of the 1.3 million people dying each year from traffic accidents, 49 per cent are pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists - Malawi, Kenya, and South Africa most dangerous countries to walk and cycle - Motorized transport responsible for 23 per cent of global CO2 emissions

Reforesting Africa's highest mountain could halt severe water shortages - UN Environment
Reforesting Africa's highest mountain could halt severe water shortages - UN Environment 19/10/2016

- Rivers begin to dry up as the loss of Mt Kilimanjaro's forests triggers water crisis - Climate change has destroyed 13,000 hectares of the mountain's forests since 1976 – equivalent to cutting off a year's supply of drinking water for 1 million people - East Africa's glaciers expected to disappear within a few decades

Countries agree to curb powerful greenhouse gases in largest climate breakthrough since Paris
Countries agree to curb powerful greenhouse gases in largest climate breakthrough since Paris 15/10/2016

- Reducing emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the Kigali Amendment can prevent up to 0.5°C of global warming, while continuing to protect the ozone layer - HFCs consumption to be reduced in 2019 in developed countries and frozen in 2024 and 2028 in developing countries

UN Environment Announces Co-chairs for Sixth Edition of Landmark State of World Environment Report (GEO-6)
UN Environment Announces Co-chairs for Sixth Edition of Landmark State of World Environment Report (GEO-6) 12/10/2016

New GEO-6 website provides access to vital information and data

Polish business and scientists team up against air pollution, climate change, harmful lifestyles
Polish business and scientists team up against air pollution, climate change, harmful lifestyles 15/09/2016

- Global Environment Outlook findings for the pan-European region form basis for common action - Up to 44,000 Poles die prematurely due to poor air quality, according to European Environment Agency - Better use of available resources could earn the region 1.8 trillion Euro and create up to 3 million jobs in EU alone