Scorched earth: The climate impact of conflict
06 June 2021 | 5:19 pm
Militaries around the world are under pressure to rapidly reduce their own outsized carbon "bootprint" to help limit global heating — and future climate conflict.
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Coming off what has been considered a successful G20 summit, India is building on its position as a neutral partner to countries with competing interests.
A weekend of climate rallies started in several cities worldwide. Fridays for Future protesters are calling for an end to the use of fossil fuels.
Last Generation climate activists sprayed orange and yellow paint on all six columns of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate. The protest comes as the city braces for more climate rallies in the coming days.
Protesters are demanding an end to fossil fuels as the UN warned that its 2015 sustainable development goals were not going to be met. The march comes just ahead of the UN General Assembly.
Climate change is disrupting China’s tea industry. The country is the world's leading producer of tea leaves, but this year, spring harvests fell by 20%, according to official figures. What’s more, the taste of the national beverage is also changing – the consequences of last summer’s drought. Lou Kisiela, Antoine Morel, Yan Chen and Yena Lee bring us this report from Hangzhou, China.
After Storm Daniel sparked extreme flooding across the Mediterranean, a new study shows global heating made the deadly heavy rainfall up to 50 times more likely in Libya.
Located in the Pacific Ocean, French Polynesia is made up of over 100 islands, some of which are comprised of ring-shaped coral reefs called atolls. These are particularly susceptible to climate change. The idyllic atoll of Hao, also known as the "harp island" for its bow-like shape, is threatened daily by rising sea levels. Residents face a tough decision: continue to weather the ravages of rising tides, or relocate and become climate refugees. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's Lauren Bain.
Since the fall of the Soviet Union, Armenia and Azerbaijan have been fighting for control of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, which is mainly populated by Armenians but internationally recognised as lying within Azerbaijan's borders. A particularly bloody conflict in 2020 enabled Baku to recover a large part of the territory. Both countries have been accused of committing war crimes over the years.
Not for the first time, EU leaders are facing growing calls to take a firmer line with Azerbaijan. With a gas deal in place and myriad geopolitical considerations, hopeful Armenians shouldn't hold their breath.
On day four of the UN General Assembly Benjamin Netanyahu spoke of peace between Israel and Saudi Arabia and island nations called on the world's wealthier economies to act on the climate change.
Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is still possible thanks to a surge in clean energy, the International Energy Agency said, but almost all countries have to accelerate their efforts.
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