User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Floods n Droughts
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Ban takes call for action on climate change to Commonwealth summit in Malta 1.1.1970 Sify News
New York, Nov 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon took his call for urgent action on climate change to the Heads of Government of the 53-nation, 2.2-billion-people-strong Commonwealth on Friday, declaring that the stars seemed aligned for at last making major progress on the issue.
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UN agencies weigh in on climate change impacts ahead of Paris conference 1.1.1970 Sify News
New York, Nov 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): In the weeks leading up to the United Nations climate change conference (COP21), which begins in Paris on Monday and aims to reach a new universal climate agreement, many of the Organization’s agencies and programmes announced their latest climate-related findings, bringing to light new data, major concerns, and underlining existing and potential opportunities to preserve the planet.
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Drought-hit India's quest for water hampered by thirsty crops 1.1.1970 Sify News
By Krishna N. Das and Mayank Bhardwaj
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Surge in climate change-related disasters poses growing threat to food security: UN 1.1.1970 Sify News
New York, Nov 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Droughts, floods, storms and other disasters triggered by climate change have risen in frequency and severity over the last three decades, increasing the damage caused to the agricultural sectors of many developing countries and putting them at risk of growing food insecurity, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned onThursday in a new report.
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UN weather agency delivers 'bad news' for planet, cites record heat 1.1.1970 Sify News
New York, Nov 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): In the last major report before world leaders meet in Paris to draft measures to counter global warming, the United Nations weather agency on Wednesday delivered "bad news for the planet," warning that 2015 is likely to be the warmest year on record, breaching the symbolic and significant milestone of 1 degree Celsius above the pre-industrial era.
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Ban tells world why he cares 'so deeply' about climate change 1.1.1970 Sify News
New York, Nov 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Reminding the world that the sooner action is taken to tackle climate change, the greater the benefits for all, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday said that for the nearly nine years, he has been at the head of the Organization, he has travelled the world to the front-lines of climate change, and spoken repeatedly with world leaders, business people and citizens about the need for an urgent global response.
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UN report finds 90 per cent of disasters are weather-related 1.1.1970 Sify News
New York, Nov 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS): A new report issued on Monday by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) shows that over the last 20 years, 90 per cent of major disasters have been caused by 6,457 recorded floods, storms, heatwaves, droughts and other weather-related events.
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UN agency partners with IKEA to raise funds to ‘brighten lives' for refugees 1.1.1970 Sify News
New York, Nov 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Amid the deepening global refugee crisis, the IKEA Foundation will restart its ‘brighter lives for refugees’ campaign between November 29 and December 19 in 40 countries, through which the Foundation will donate €1 to the United Nations refugee agency for every light-emitting diode (LED) product sold in all the big-box retailer’s stores and online.
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UN stresses key role of water management in tackling challenges of climate change 1.1.1970 Sify News
New York, Nov 19 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hosted a meeting on the links between water management and disaster risk reduction on Wednesday, stressing that floods, droughts and cyclones have caused more than $1 trillion in damages and affected over 4 billion people since 1990.
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El Niño on track to be among worst ever, but world better prepared for fallout: UN 1.1.1970 Sify News
New York, Nov 17 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The current El Niño, a weather pattern of devastating droughts and catastrophic floods that can affect tens of millions of people around the globe, is expected to strengthen further by year's end, on track to be one of the three strongest in 65 years, according to the latest update from the United Nations weather agency.
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Millions of children's lives at stake as El Niño strengthens: UNICEF report 1.1.1970 Sify News
New York, Nov 11 (Just Earth News/IBNS): As a result of a strengthening El Niño, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is warning that an estimated 11 million children are at risk from hunger, disease and lack of water in eastern and southern Africa alone, as the weather phenomenon has left droughts and floods in its wake throughout parts of Asia, the Pacific and Latin America.
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Science stands at heart of sustainable future, UNESCO says on World Science Day 1.1.1970 Sify News
New York, Nov 11 (Just Earth News/ IBNS): Citing science, technology and innovation as key components of the upcoming United Nations climate change negotiations in Paris, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Tuesday urged governments to "do everything to support societies across the world, on every continent, to create and share knowledge."
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Climate-smart development can keep 100 million people out of poverty: World Bank 1.1.1970 Sify News
New York, Nov 9 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Without inclusive and climate-smart development, alongside efforts to rein in greenhouse gas emissions that protect the poor, agricultural shocks, natural disasters and the spread of diseases could push more than 100 million additional people into poverty by 2030, the World Bank warns in a new report released just weeks ahead of a major United Nations climate conference in Paris.
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El Niño will 'test' disaster resilience in hazard-prone Pacific region: UN 1.1.1970 Sify News
Amid growing fears that the irregular climatic activities of El Niño will result in severe weather events across the hazard-prone region of small islands and atolls in the Pacific, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) on Monday addressed a gathering in Suva, Fiji, of disaster reduction and humanitarian response partners from across the region at a joint programme of events around regional resilience to disasters and emergency management.
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RPT-CO2 emission reduction plans not enough to meet targets - OECD 1.1.1970 Sify News
(Repeats story published late Tuesday; no changes to text)
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UNHCR backs plan to protect people fleeing disasters and climate change 1.1.1970 Sify News
The United Nations refugee agency has joined 110 nations to strengthen steps to protect people displaced across borders by disasters and climate change.
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UN and French Government urge inclusion of food security in climate change debate 1.1.1970 Sify News
Targeted policies and investments in food security and agriculture should be at the centre of debates on climate change, according to a top UN official and the French Minister for Agriculture, speaking at the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in Rome this week.
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Bolivia: Ban urges action on climate change, says caring for planet is moral issue 1.1.1970 Sify News
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, speaking in Bolivia at the Peoples World Conference on Climate Change and the Defence of Life, said that the subject of the conference was both "important and timely."
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UPDATE 1-India leads Asia's dash for coal as emissions blow east 1.1.1970 Sify News
* India opening a mine a month, to double coal output by 2020
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CORRECTED-India leads Asia's dash for coal as emissions blow east 1.1.1970 Sify News
(Adds dropped word "billion" in paragraph 17)
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