We live in a world full of uncertainties. The COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine are but two of the last examples. Climate change similarly comes with uncertainties, and we are seeing it with what happened in Texas in the last winter for instance: an unexpected change of “normal” climate conditions generated a serious humanitarian crisis due to the collapse of the power … [Read more...] about How do we rethink water planning in the face of a future shaped by climate change?
The Glasgow Climate Pact urged Parties and stakeholders “to ensure meaningful youth participation and representation in multilateral, national and local decision-making processes, including under the Convention and the Paris Agreement”, underlining the role of youth and the need to include them in climate change instances at all levels. Since COP21 in Paris, Youth and Future … [Read more...] about What was the role of youth at COP26?
The climate crisis is underway and is increasingly getting hard to ignore. July 2021 joins the one in 2020 as the third warmest July on record globally. Brazil suffered from extremely low temperatures that sent international prices for coffee and sugar higher. Greece went through the worst heatwave since 1987, reaching 46°C in some regions, unleashing devastating wildfires that … [Read more...] about Three ways NDC Invest can help countries of Latin America and the Caribbean deliver ambitious climate and development agendas
2021 has so far proven to be a transition year in which we both witness the clear negative impact of climate change while still having tools at our hands to reduce further negative developments through strong and immediate climate action. Indeed, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a United Nations body tasked … [Read more...] about How are NDC INVEST and the CIF supporting countries to reach their climate goals?
Today is World Oceans Day. In addition to being a source of food, the oceans are essential for human life, as they absorb more than 90% of the excess of atmospheric heat trapped by greenhouse gases. The effects of climate change are disrupting not only marine ecosystems, but the people who depend on them. According to the UN, 40% of the total population lives less than 100 km … [Read more...] about World Oceans Day: how to reduce hydroclimatic risks in cities?