What Islands Want: build resilience and recognise “loss and damage”
PRESS RELEASE. Bonn, Germany. 14 November 2017.
With 20,000 participants coming from all corners of the world and with literally hundreds of meetings, panel discussions and side events taking place each day over more than two weeks, there are many important issues being debated and negotiated at a global gathering such as the Climate Change Conference currently taking place in Germany.
In the eye of the storm: small island states call for action at climate change summit
IRIN, 7 November, 2017
Salome Raqiyawa has witnessed three life-changing calamities in a single year. For her, climate change is more than CO2 emissions, scientific projections and grave predictions for tomorrow: It’s her only explanation for what’s happening now to her tiny village perched along the side of a highway on Fiji’s main island.
The COP23 climate change summit in Bonn and why it matters
The Guardian, 5 November, 2017
Halting dangerous global warming means putting the landmark Paris agreement into practice – without the US – and tackling the divisive issue of compensation.
Why the Post-Paris Climate Challenge Is Even Harder Than We Thought
Yale Environment 360, 7 November, 2017
As international negotiators convene in Bonn, they must confront the stark conclusion of a new UN report: The national commitments under the Paris Agreement will not come close to providing the emissions reductions needed to avoid the most severe effects of climate change.
Climate Science Special Report
United States Government Global Change Research Program
Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), Volume I, 3 November 2017
This assessment concludes, based on extensive evidence, that it is extremely likely that human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse gases, are the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century. For the warming over the last century, there is no convincing alternative explanation supported by the extent of the observational evidence.
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