Women Deliver: Young Women Climate Warriors Speak

Stella Paul – WNN Features (WNN) Copenhagen, Denmark, EUROPE:  Seven years have gone by since then, but Majandra Rodrigues Acha of Lima still cannot forget the day she saw the true face of a woman’s vulnerability. It was June 2009 and television channels across Peru were broadcasting the news of a riot that erupted between […]

Award Winning Journalist Stella Paul on COP21, Climate Change and Gender

Jessica Buchleitner with Stella Paul – WNN Interviews (WNN) India, SOUTH ASIA – The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21 or CMP 11 was held in Paris, France, from November 30 to December 12. The conference represented the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the 1992 United Nations Framework […]

SAMOA: Pacific women, youth to benefit from partnerships – UN

SAMOA: Pacific women, youth to benefit from partnerships – UN

UN News Centre 0 Friday, 5 September 2014  (originally published 03 Sept) 3 September 2014 – Women and youth must be seen as partners in development and involved, not just included, in decision-making, according to discussions at the United Nations conference on small island developing states which wraps up Thursday in Samoa. “Girls are getting […]

White house works to tackle greenhouse gas emissions in U.S.

White house works to tackle greenhouse gas emissions in U.S.

Kieran Cooke for Climate News Network – WNN EarthWATCH (WNN/Climate News Network) London, UK, WESTERN EUROPE: Groups for and against US government plans for new regulations aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions have been slugging it out at a series of heated debates across America. Achieving progress in cutting back on greenhouse gas emissions and preventing […]

Why effective climate policy needs women – and vice versa

Why effective climate policy needs women – and vice versa

Aira Kalela – Responding to Climate Change – Tuesday, 05 August 2014 (originally published 4 Aug) Climate change will increase inequality between men and women without action, says Finland’s former climate chief. Integrating a gender approach in the new climate agreement will be vital to provide the legal base for promoting gender responsive climate action […]

Hottest Places on Earth

Hottest Places on Earth

IRIN – WNN EarthWATCH (WNN/IRIN) AFAR/JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, SOUTHERN AFRICA: Momina Ali is a teenager in one of the toughest and hottest places on earth – Ethiopia’s Afar region where average annual temperatures hover around 35 degrees Celsius. Increasingly intermittent rainfall in her village, Anderkelo, means that every three or four days Momina takes a […]

Antarctic iceberg melts increase as local fauna dies

Antarctic iceberg melts increase as local fauna dies

Tim Radford for Climate News Network – WNN EarthWATCH (WNN/Climate News Network) London, U.K., WESTERN EUROPE: A once-rich habitat in the Antarctic has become an impoverished zone as icebergs, increasingly breaking free from the surrounding sea ice because of global warming, scour the shallow-water rocks and boulders on which a diversity of creatures cling to […]

New CO2 emission cuts puts U.S. air quality on alert

New CO2 emission cuts puts U.S. air quality on alert

Kieran Cooke for Climate Change News – WNN EarthWATCH (WNN/Climate Change News) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: The US administration led by Barack Obama has promised much and delivered little so far in the battle against climate change. But that’s all about to change with this week’s announcement by the heavy hitters at the U.S. […]

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