Can Lula save the Amazon — and the climate?
17 November 2022 | 7:12 am
Brazilian president-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has promised "zero deforestation" in the Amazon. Can he gather enough support at COP27 to preserve the "lungs of the planet."
A project is helping farmers adapt agroforestry for growing coffee beans in a sustainable eco-friendly way. The hope is to increase coffee production without chemicals while keeping the soil healthy and fertile for the future.
Thousands of illegal gold miners are accused of destroying the lives of the indigenous Yanomami people, who have lived for centuries in the Amazon rainforest on the border between Venezuela and Brazil. Miners have flooded into the area, poisoning rivers, attacking people and even raping women and girls.
Will ski resorts survive climate change? It's a question many in the Alps and in mountainous areas around the world are asking. Warmer temperatures, less snow in the winter and melting glaciers all mean that ski resorts are looking at new ways of attracting tourists. Recently some 200 professional skiers, including US star Mikaela Shiffrin, published an open letter to the International Ski Federation, warning that their sport is in danger.
A new 9-month long cross-border investigation exposes the flaws of “green” forestry labels. Environmental auditors overlook harm by “sustainable" companies, hindering climate efforts.
Thousands of farmers and anti-establishment demonstrators protested in The Hague against government plans to cut nitrate emissions. At the same time, climate activists blocked a main road elsewhere in the city.
As Tropical Cyclone Freddy leaves around 100 people dead across Malawi amid a trail of destruction, a charity in Scotland is already doing its bit to try to mitigate the effects of climate change there. Malawi has been highlighted as one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change.
The Democratic Republic of Congo wants more money for climate projects. Otherwise, oil drilling could replace fishermen in the world's largest peat bog. And that could spell devastation for the environment.
The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published a landmark report on climate change. Prepared by hundreds of world's top scientists, it lays out the impact of global warming so far, as well as the tools available to prevent climate catastrophe. The report says today's record heat will be ordinary in a generation's time. Meanwhile, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has denounced a "betrayal" by world leaders for failing to act on climate change. FRANCE 24's Science Editor Shirli Sitbon gives us her analysis.
A new US-led initiative brings together Palestinians, Israelis and Arab states to address climate change in the region. Building trust and funding joint projects remain challenges.
Berliners will go to the polls yet again on Sunday to vote in a referendum to make the German capital climate neutral 15 years earlier than planned. Critics deride the proposal as too costly and completely unrealistic.
In the world's highest mountain range, global warming threatens thousands of glaciers, resulting in increasingly frequent natural disasters: landslides, avalanches and glacier collapses.
Brazil's president is kicking off a visit to China, looking to strike a balance between business opportunities and maintaining environmental protection as China seeks more access to Brazilian agriculture.
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