Daily Archives: December 13, 2020

COVID-19 the newest threat for Uganda’s mountain gorillas


CBC News: The National

Published on Dec 13, 2020

There are concerns that COVID-19 could undermine 40 years of conservation efforts to protect Uganda’s mountain gorillas. CBC’s Margaret Evans went to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to see the challenges of balancing tourism and protecting the animals.

Monster storm system hits the NSW north coast | 7NEWS


7NEWS Australia

Published on Dec 12, 2020

A monster storm system is hitting the NSW north coast tonight. Already several hundred millimetres of rain has fallen, triggering flash flooding. Residents have been plucked from homes and swamped vehicles. Now emergency crews are bracing for more chaos with the worst of the weather expected to hit in the coming hours.

BBC World Service – Newshour, UN chief urges world leaders to declare ‘climate emergency’

Released On: 12 Dec 2020 Available for 29 days

The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on every country to declare a ‘climate emergency’, with global leaders marking the fifth anniversary of the Paris climate accord. But critics felt most countries had failed to show the necessary level of ambition to curb global warning. Also in the programme: Is Juan Guaido – the man recognized as Venezuela’s legitimate leader by dozens of countries, including the United States – a “busted flush”? Last weekend President Nicolas Maduro and his Socialist party won back control of Venezuela’s Congress in elections that were boycotted by Mr.Guaido and some other opposition parties; and as Harrison Ford is confirmed for a fifth film playing Indiana Jones, does the archaeologist he portrays bear any resemblance to reality? (Photo: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during a news conference at UN headquarters in New York City. Credit: Reuters/Eduardo Munoz.

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Ingmar Rertzhog on China & the UN climate summit

CGTN America

Dec 13, 2020

CGTN’s Roee Ruttenberg speaks with Ingmar Rertzhog, CEO and Founder of We Don’t Have Time and a climate change expert, about the UN Climate Summit and the fifth anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement.

United Nations pressure to declare “climate emergency” | 9 News Australia

9 News Australia

Dec 13, 2020

The United Nations wants countries to declare a “climate emergency” to lift the sense of urgency in combating global warming. Subscribe: https://bit.ly/2noaGhv Get more breaking news at: https://bit.ly/2nobVgF Join 9News for the latest in news and events that affect you in your local city, as well as news from across Australia and the world.

UN chief António Guterres urges countries to declare climate emergencies

Guardian News

Dec 12, 2020

Every country should declare a state of climate emergency until the world has reached net zero carbon emissions, the UN secretary general, António Guterres, told a virtual summit of world leaders on Saturday. ‘Can anybody still deny that we are facing a dramatic emergency?’ Guterres asked, adding countries had a responsibility to young people to reduce and eliminate high-carbon activities after borrowing trillions to cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic UN secretary general urges all countries to declare climate emergencies UK to stop funding overseas fossil fuel projects

Declare ‘state of climate emergency’, UN boss urges world leaders


Al Jazeera English
Dec 13, 2020

Exactly five years after a landmark deal on climate change was signed, the UN chief is sounding another warning about the future of our planet. Antonio Guterres used the anniversary of the Paris Agreement on climate change to plead with world leaders to declare climate emergencies. He says it is vital that nations act now for the sake of future generations. Al Jazeera’s Sonia Gallego reports.

2020 UN Global Climate Action Award Ceremony

UN Climate Change

Streamed live on Dec 11, 2020

UN Paris climate agreement: world leaders hold summit on fifth anniversary – watch live

Guardian News

The United Nations and Britain are expected to host an online climate summit on the fifth anniversary of the UN Paris climate agreement in a last-ditch bid to have countries meet a deadline to upgrade their emissions-cutting pledges

UN climate report: World on track for 3°C temperature rise by 2100

euronews (in English)
Dec 9, 2020

The world is on course for ‘extreme’ climate change — according to a new UN report that predicts an average temperature rise of 3 degrees Celsius.