New research shows that the rise in minimum temperatures is far above changes that can be attributed to natural climate variability – it is a manifestation of climate change.
More than a year after Madagascar's president vowed to stop the “evil” of illicit rosewood and ebony exports, the only related arrest the country has made is that of Armand Marozafy, an environmental activist and ecotourism guide who was convicted of defamation for naming two local businessmen he believed to be involved in rosewood trafficking.
The Lead Negotiator for Loss and Damage for the Caribbean and Small Island Developing States says it is an insult that developed countries would call on developing countries to borrow money to ensure schools, hospitals and roads are climate proof. The issue of whether developing countries should attain money from private financing for adaptation has been contentious in Paris. Sarah Peter reports.
A total of $129 million will go into the coffers of the Adaptation Fund to finance climate projects in vulnerable countries. The money will be drawn down by 9 contributors and exceeds what was raised the previous year when it reached $95.9 million.
The UN Environment Programme has increased by 4-5 times its estimate of how much money the world will need to adapt to climate change effects.
The President of the African Development Bank says the G7 must fulfill its promise made in Paris to commit 10 billion dollars to the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative.