By Stephanie Jenouvrier (*) Emperor penguins thrive on Antarctica’s coastlines in icy conditions any human would find extreme. Yet, like Goldilocks, they have a narrow comfort zone: If there’s too much sea ice, trips to bring food from the ocean become long and arduous, and their chicks may starve. With too little sea ice, the chicks are at risk of drowning.
French president, Emmanuel Macron, declared his opposition to the free trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and Mercosur. In addition, 265 civil society organizations were also mobilized against the agreement. The decision follows the defeat of Macron in the municipal elections and the strong advance of the Greens.
A group of 16 young activists led by Greta Thunberg, denounced Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany and Turkey to the UN for not protecting children from the impact of climate change in one of Monday's highlights at the historic climate summit in New York convened by the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
Brazil's authorities maintained Friday President Jair Bolsonaro's haircut was not the reason for leaving France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in the lurch and argued it was all a matter of agenda.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has kicked off a major United Nations push for progress on what he calls the defining issue of our time: climate change. Guterres traveled to New Zealand on Sunday, from where he is set to visit several Pacific islands where rising sea levels are threatening the very existence of those small countries.
Nine out of ten people breathe polluted air every day. In 2019, air pollution is considered by the World Health Organization, WHO, as the greatest environmental risk to health.
Brazil’s future environment minister under President-elect Jair Bolsonaro said that the country should stay in the Paris Agreement on climate change, but the world must also respect its autonomy to set its environmental policies.
Norway will pay Brazil US$ 70 million for reducing deforestation in the Amazon in 2017 but is concerned over a more recent surge in the destruction of the world's largest tropical rainforest, according to a Norwegian government statement.
In a joint declaration, the leaders of G20 nations on Saturday agreed to build consensus for fair and sustainable development through an agenda that is “people-centered, inclusive and forward-looking”.