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Meet the big polluters sponsoring COP25 by Erika González, Sriram Madhusoodanan, Pascoe Sabido December 05, 2019   |  Source : Common Dreams

This week, the 2019 UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) will descend upon Madrid following an ad-hoc relocation from Santiago, Chile, after huge protests erupted against the government. These international negotiations are expensive events to organize an...

Chile groups launch alternative climate event despite COP25 move by Sandra Cuffe December 05, 2019   |  Source : Al Jazeera  | Copyright : 2019 Al Jazeera Media Network

A United Nations climate conference was moved to Spain amid continuing unrest in Chile, but that did not stop local environmentalists from moving forward with their alternative 10-day event. More than 100 environmental organisations launched their para...

Empower women for sustainable fisheries and coastal resource management: New CBD gender report December 05, 2019   |  Source : ICSF  | Copyright : 2019 ICSF

Women’s roles in the fisheries value chain are often unrecognized or under-valued, leading to lost opportunities in fishery management, and the perpetuation of gender inequalities. A new report by the Secretariat to the United Nations Convention on Biol...

EU likely to miss 2030 climate change target by Aritz Parra, Frank Jordans, and The Associated Press December 05, 2019   |  Source : Fortune  | Copyright : 2019 Fortune Media IP Limited. All Rights Reserved.

The European Union said Wednesday that it will likely miss its target for reducing greenhouse gases by 2030, dealing a blow to the bloc's efforts to be a leader in the fight against climate change. The European Environment Agency said existing measures...

Indonesia zoning plan hurts fishers, favors coal and oil, activists say by Basten Gokkon December 05, 2019   |  Source : Mongabay  | Copyright : 2019 Copyright Conservation news

Environmental activists in Indonesia have slammed a proposed zoning plan for coastal areas in eastern Borneo that they say will hurt the livelihoods of local fishing communities in favor of the extractives and plantation industries. The government of t...

Ghana aquaculture farmers make new attempt to block tilapia imports by Shem Oirere December 05, 2019   |  Source : SeafoodSource  | Copyright : 2019 Diversified Communications. All rights reserved.

Ghana’s aquaculture sector is asking the country’s Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MFAD) to renew and enforce a ban on the importation of tilapia, and to put greater focus on tackling persistent illegal fishing activities around Vol...

Biodiversity: European MEPs call for legally binding targets, as for climate change December 05, 2019   |  Source : europarl

Next year’s UN biodiversity conference, the COP15, should be the biodiversity equivalent of the Paris agreement on climate change, says the Environment Committee. The Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee on Tuesday approved a resoluti...

Spain's biggest polluter is sponsoring the latest UN climate talks by Dharna Noor December 04, 2019   |  Source : Gizmodo

Endesa is the largest electric utility provider in Spain and the country’s biggest corporate greenhouse gas polluter, emitting some 60 million tons of carbon each year. It’s also a sponsor of the United Nations’ international climate conference (kno...

Cargill expands commitments on climate change, fortifies support for Paris Agreement goals by Kristen Leigh Painter December 04, 2019   |  Source : Star Tribune  | Copyright : 2019 StarTribune. All rights reserved.

Minnetonka-based Cargill Inc. committed Tuesday to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in its entire supply chain — from farm fields to fast food kitchens — by 30% per ton of product in the next decade. The commitment follows a contentious summer whe...

As UN climate change conference gets under way, container shipping line signs up to global compact December 04, 2019   |  Source : Handy Shipping Guide  | Copyright : 2019 Handy Shipping Guide. All rights reserved.

This week sees the start of COP25 in Madrid, the UN Climate Change Conference which runs until December 13. With fisheries and aquaculture supporting 10-12% of the global population, marine ecosystems and coastal areas are at the very top of the agenda, a...

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