Climate activists criticize EU renegotiation of fossil fuel deal

The environmentalist said that the energy treaty update does not address the climate crisis. Brussels: Environmental activists on Friday criticized a compromise deal brokered by the EU to update a decades-old deal that allows energy companies to sue governments for hurting their profits. The Energy Charter Treaty, involving 52 countries, mainly from Central Asia and … Read more

Europe’s first ‘heat manager’ explains how Athens is preparing for severe heatwaves

The summer heat is hitting earlier and harder than ever across Europe. By 2050, temperatures could be up to 2.5°C higher than today. The countries of southern Europe will be the most affected by intense warming. Now that much of Europe is facing the consequences of unprecedented heat waves, Athens in Greece is already preparing … Read more

Woodside’s Scarborough gas project ‘climate bomb’ must be defused

An injunction was sought against Woodside’s Scarborough Gas Project to protect the Great Barrier Reef from further destruction. The EDO details the innovative movement. ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENDERS OFFICE (EDO) is going to Federal Court to seek an injunction against Woodside’s Scarborough Gas Project for climate damage to the Great Barrier Reef. On behalf of our client, … Read more

Tax return: Millions set for huge tax cuts, with high earners benefiting most

Huge tax cuts are coming and a group of Australians will be the biggest winners. Here is everything you need to know. Despite a crushing rise in the cost of living, it is well-off Australians who will get the biggest tax break, with Anthony Albanese vowing to press ahead with tax cuts that disproportionately benefit … Read more

Martinique: rising seas and disappearing towns

Issued on: 06/23/2022 – 18:44 A view of the town of Prêcheur, on the northwest coast of Martinique, on June 17, 2022. © AFP The village of Prêcheur, on the northwest coast of Martinique, is slowly disappearing. Every year, a little more of the coastline, along with houses, shops and bars, is lost to the … Read more

Indigenous Communities Want Participation in New Deal to Protect Nature — Global Affairs

The recent eviction debacle involving the Maasai community in the Loliondo division in the northern Ngorongoro district of Tanzania has raised concerns among indigenous peoples about the loss of their ancestral lands under the ’30by30′ plan in the Global Biodiversity Framework. Post-2020 (GBF). Bradford Zak/Unsplash by Busani BafanaBulawayo, Zimbabwe) Thursday, June 23, 2022 Inter Press … Read more

Carbon dioxide emissions from cement quietly double in 20 years

Heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions from cement manufacturing, a less talked about but important source of carbon pollution, have doubled in the past 20 years, new global data shows. In 2021, global emissions from manufacturing cement for buildings, roads and other infrastructure reached almost 2.9 billion tons of carbon dioxide, representing more than 7% of global … Read more

Urgent global call to save 222 million crises-affected children’s dreams — Global Affairs

Students attending class at the Souza Gare school in the Littoral region, Cameroon. The school hosts displaced children who have fled violence in the Northwest and Southwest regions. Photo Credits: ECW/Daniel Beloumou by Joyce ChimbiNairobi) Wednesday, June 22, 2022 Inter Press Service Nairobi, Jun 22 (IPS) – “We are talking about the 222 million dreams … Read more

South Asia floods: Millions in India and Bangladesh affected after torrential rains hit the region

Millions of people in India and Bangladesh have been affected by floods and landslides that have left more than 100 dead and devastated entire communities. South Asian nations, home to more than 1.3 billion people, have been hit particularly hard by the rains, triggering some of the worst flooding in the region in years as … Read more