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COP24 video: Three need-to-knows from the UN climate talks in Katowice

By Carbon Brief The latest round of international climate negotiations concluded late on Saturday evening in Katowice, Poland. COP24 gathered diplomats from around the world to, among other things, agree on the “rulebook” for the Paris Agreement on climate change, which was first struck in 2015, but will not formally be coming into force until…

This New Climate – Episode 2: Running dry – dealing with water scarcity

In the second episode of This New Climate, host Will Bugler explores why it is so difficult to manage water resources and presents Water2Invest – a new tool that helps decision makers make smarter choices about managing water supply and demand. The world’s population has tripled over the last 100 years, but according to the…

UNDP: ‘Climate change is pushing Africa to a tipping point, threatening economic and development gains’

UNDP launches report at Poland climate talks calling on nations and world leaders to accelerate and mainstream climate actions across Africa to meet Paris Agreement targets. Climate change threatens a decade of strong economic growth and social gains across Africa, according to a new report launched today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The…

New study: Companies around the world are vastly underestimating climate change risks to their business

By Anna Haworth A new study, published this week in the journal Nature Climate Change, analysed disclosures from more than 1,600 global companies and found that many companies are failing to accurately characterise their climate change risk or adequately prepare for its physical impacts. The study, authored by Conservation International and CDP, was based on…

Interactive: How climate finance ‘flows’ around the world

By Jocelyn Timperley, Carbon Brief Climate finance is one of the bedrocks of negotiations at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), including the “COP24” talks taking place this month in Katowice, Poland. “Climate finance” refers to money – both from public and private sources – which is used to help reduce emissions…

Met Office: Climate change made 2018 UK summer heatwave ‘30 times more likely’

By Daisy Dunne, Carbon Brief This year’s summer heatwave, which saw temperature records broken across the UK, was made up to 30 times more likely by climate change, a new assessment says. A preliminary study by scientists at the Met Office Hadley Centre finds that the extreme heat experienced by the UK this year had…

Job opening: Communications consultant with technical knowledge of climate change adaptation and resilience

Acclimatise is looking for a self-motivated Communications Consultant with strong technical knowledge of climate change adaptation and resilience, combined with a commitment to make what we do even more awesome. The role entails extremely varied, fast-paced work that changes from project to project. It provides the opportunity to improve the way climate change is communicated…

World Bank announces that its adaptation spending will match mitigation for first time

Will Bugler During the first week of the UN climate change conference in Poland, the World Bank announced that it will significantly boost its spending on climate change adaptation for the period 2021-2050. The Bank will double its current level of climate spending, committing US$ 200 billion to support countries to take ambitious action on…

COP24 side event: Adaptation Finance and TCFD Recommendations

Acclimatise, the European Investment Bank, and the Global Reporting Initiative would like to invite you to this panel discussion. When: Tuesday 11 December from 15:00-16:30 Where: Room BUG, Area G, COP24 Conference venue, Katowice Speakers Dr Cinzia Losenno, Senior Climate Change Specialist, European Investment Bank Dr Craig Davies, Head of Climate Resilience Investments, European Bank…

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