The Facts About Caribbean + Climate Change
9 NOVEMBER 2022
The Session addresses the concept of overshoot - exceeding then returning to or below a level of global warming - in the context of the long term global temperature goal. Overshoot in the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) cuts across all aspects of the Climate Change Assessment Of Climate Responses, Impacts, Adaptation And Mitigation. Presentations from authors of the three IPCC Working Groups will discuss how overshoot has been assessed from a conceptual perspective, in future climate and socio-economic scenarios, the implications For climate, including extremes, and for natural and human systems, and the implications for policy development. The session will include an exchange with IPCC authors and policymakers on the state of knowledge, the gaps and needs to inform policy development and the UNFCCC process.
The Global South Climate Database is a publicly available, searchable database of scientists and experts in the fields of climate science, policy and energy.
The project, set up by Carbon Brief with the support of the Reuters Institute’s Oxford Climate Journalism Network, aims to ensure that journalists from all over the world can contact climate experts from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Pacific.
The database lists each person’s area of expertise, institutional affiliation, contact details and other relevant information. The experts cover many different languages from around the world, but all speak English too.
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2 NOVEMBER 2021 - WASHINGTON POST
Climate change is an issue rife with scientific terminology and seemingly endless acronyms. And with the COP26 global climate summit underway in Glasgow, Scotland, the news is bound to be full of potentially perplexing terms over the next couple of weeks. To help, we’ve defined some common climate terms — from “Anthropocene” to “weather” — with links to more information throughout. For anyone looking to go even deeper, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has its own detailed glossary, and for younger readers, NASA’s Climate Kids website is aimed at making climate change more understandable and relatable.
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Climate extremes, many now clearly attributable to human-caused climate change, cause devastating impacts across the globe. Loss and Damage – which means climate impacts exceeding the adaptive capacity of countries, communities and ecosystems – is already happening and has ramifications for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Least Developed Countries (LDCs). These are impacts of slow onset processes like sea level rise or rising temperatures, and extreme events such as floods, hurricanes and tropical cyclones. But what processes are in place to help these vulnerable countries address Loss and Damage, and what progress are they making? What scientific inputs are necessary to support and advance these processes? And what are the opportunities for the scientific community to contribute?
This page provides background material and key resources on loss and damage, including scientific studies and briefing material relating to the policy process under the UNFCCC.
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3 NOVEMBER 2021
To reduce climate change and protect those who are most vulnerable, it’s important to understand where emissions come from, who climate change is harming and how both of these patterns intersect with other forms of injustice.
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A Brief History of CO2 Emissions from Fachhochschule Potsdam on Vimeo.
2 NOVEMBER 2021 - CLIMATE ANALYTICS
53 countries have signed up to the Global Methane Pledge, committing to cut methane emissions by 30% in 2030 from 2020 levels. In 2019, these countries made up 30% of global methane emissions and around 34% of total global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This analysis quantifies the potential impacts of the pledge if all countries were to adopt it.
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21 OCTOBER 2021
The data shows that the richest 10% of the global population emits nearly 48% of global emissions in 2019, the top 1% emits 17% of the total, whereas the poorest half of the global population emits 12% of global emissions.
THE LANCET: The 2021 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: code red for a healthy future
20 OCTOBER 2021
The Lancet is an independent, international weekly general medical journal
The health impacts of #ClimateChange are worsening in all world regions and exacerbating inequities. At #COP26, decision-makers must show leadership and deliver an equitable, green recovery from COVID-19.
The Lancet Countdown is an international collaboration that independently monitors the health consequences of a changing climate. Publishing updated, new, and improved indicators each year, the Lancet Countdown represents the consensus of leading researchers from 43 academic institutions and UN agencies. The 44 indicators of this report expose an unabated rise in the health impacts of climate change and the current health consequences of the delayed and inconsistent response of countries around the globe—providing a clear imperative for accelerated action that puts the health of people and planet above all else.
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5 OCTOBER 2021
Historical responsibility for climate change is at the heart of debates over climate justice.
History matters because the cumulative amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted since the start of the industrial revolution is closely tied to the 1.2C of warming that has already occurred.
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