Updated 30-year Reference Period Reflects Changing Climate

The U.S. Nationaceanic and Atmospheric Administration has updated the U.S. Climate Normals to the  1991-2020 baseline period  to provide a most recent baseline for climate information and services to climate-sensitive sectors and a standard reference to compare variations in temperature, precipitation etc to the 30-year average. The move is in …

Time to Decarbonize Transport for a Green, Resilient and Inclusive Recovery

At a time when we face enormous challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is heartening to see the world mobilizing as never before to tackle the looming crisis of global warming. From renewable energy to carbon markets to sustainable agriculture, countries are taking steps to address emissions and enhance …

Collaborative Partnership on Forests Calls for Halt to Deforestation

A group of 15 international organizations working on forestry today issued a joint statement highlighting the need to halt the destruction of the world’s forests. The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) comprises UN agencies including the UN Environment Programme, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the …

Biden Administration Releases US National Climate Plan

You’ve probably heard of the Paris Climate Agreement, the world’s hallmark climate action framework. At the core of the agreement are national climate plans, also known as Nationally Determined Contributions. But what exactly is that? Each country develops its plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate impacts. By remaining …

AFD Approves EUR 50 mln to Support Serbia’s Reform Agenda on Climate Change

The French Development Agency (AFD) Foreign States Committee has approved on Wednesday the first phase of a Public Policy Loan program to support Serbia’s reform agenda on climate change. Under this program comprising in its initial 2-year phase a 50 million euros loan and a 500,000 euros grant, the Government of …

New Fund Leverages Nature to Adapt to Climate Change

The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration is launching in June this year. The goal is ambitious – to trigger a global movement for restoring the world’s ecosystems. This is not merely for nature’s sake, say experts. Mounting evidence shows that a global re-greening could help humanity adapt to climate change. …