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Dhaka calls for global leaders’ concerted efforts in tackling climate change

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s leadership in fighting against climate change praised State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam has called for collective efforts by the global leaders in tackling climate change and its adverse consequences.

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Don’t leave biodiversity by the wayside

Later this year, UN Member States will come together to agree on global goals for biodiversity and nature protection. At the heart of discussions is a call for countries to protect and conserve 30% of their territories by 2030.

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Dr Xavier: 2020 to be landmark year for Malaysian biodiversity

Year 2020 is set to be the landmark year for the country's biodiversity with the establishment of the National Biodiversity Centre and the review of laws relating to the protection of wildlife and forests taking centre stage.

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Dutch central bank says new government must do more on climate change

The next Dutch government must speed up and increase its investments in combating climate change, the central bank said in a set of new recommendations on Wednesday.

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Dutch supreme court upholds landmark ruling demanding climate action

The Netherlands’ supreme court has upheld a ruling ordering the country’s government to do much more to cut carbon emissions, after a six-year fight for climate justice.

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EPA Website Restores Climate Change Data

Data missing from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's website is back and updated after a four-year absence under the Trump administration. The EPA's new Climate Change Indicators website shows that the last decade was the hottest on record; heat waves have increased in frequency from two ...

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EU Nature Restoration Law ‘significant and highly positive step’

Nature is in decline globally and it clearly needs action at all levels if we are to bend the curve of biodiversity loss in a positive direction. T

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EU aims to curb deforestation with beef and coffee import ban

Beef, palm oil, cocoa and other products linked to deforestation will be banned from entering the European Union under landmark legal proposals that attempt to help prevent the felling of the world’s great forests.

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EU chief calls for Paris-style biodiversity pact

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen called on Tuesday for a global agreement on protecting biodiversity with the same scale and ambition as the Paris climate pact.

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EU commits to more support for Jamaica to fight climate change

The European Union (EU) delegation to Jamaica has underscored its commitment to continue helping the island to implement measures that will lessen the possibly devastating impact of climate change.

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EU countries reach climate crisis deal after late-night talks

EU countries clinched deals on proposed laws to combat the climate crisis in the early hours of Wednesday, backing a 2035 phase-out of new fossil-fuel car sales and a multibillion-euro fund to shield poorer citizens from the costs of carbon dioxide emissions.

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EU court upholds ban on insecticides linked to harming bees

The European Union’s top court has upheld the EU’s partial ban on three insecticides linked to harming bees, preventing their use on certain crops.

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EU member states call for 2030 climate target

A dozen countries have called for an EU climate target for 2030 to be drawn up “as soon as possible”, if the bloc is to galvanise the rest of the world before vital UN talks in Glasgow later this year.

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EU ministers approve strategy on climate change adaptation

European Union environment ministers on Thursday (10 June) approved the EU’s new climate change adaptation strategy, which sets out a vision up to 2050 to make Europe resilient and “fully adapted to its inevitable impacts”.

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EU must go beyond weak global rules in its regulation of shipping emissions

If international shipping were a country, its emissions would be the sixth largest in the world – larger than Germany’s. The EU is thankfully beginning to regulate these emissions through a number of policy proposals under negotiation, including a marine fuel standard (the FuelEU Maritime) and a ...

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EU plan to halve use of pesticides in ‘milestone’ legislation to restore ecosystems

For the first time in 30 years, legislation has been put forward to address catastrophic wildlife loss in the EU. Legally binding targets for all member states to restore wildlife on land, rivers and the sea were announced today, alongside a crackdown on chemical pesticides.

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Ecuador promises more openness of fisheries information under new initiative

Ecuador has become the first Latin American country to join a growing international effort aimed at bringing greater transparency to the fishing industry and making it more sustainable.

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Ecuador’s top court rules for stronger land rights for Indigenous communities

Ecuador’s Constitutional Court has ruled that an Indigenous community’s right to free, prior and informed consultation was violated by oil projects, and called for stronger protections to guarantee Indigenous communities’ rights to decide over extractive projects in their territories.

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Editorial - Protect forests

Instead of allowing the people to build houses in the forest areas, they can be leased under the leasehold policy.

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Editorial | Climate Change Requires More Than Just Talk

The inaugural Israel Climate Change Conference, held by Haaretz and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, took place Wednesday at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem.

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Effective laws needed to protect large carnivores from extinction

Effective national and international laws are needed to reverse the decline of populations of large carnivores—such as tigers, wolves, and eagles—and reduce their risk of extinction, reports a paper published in Scientific Reports.

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Egypt says climate finance must be top of agenda at Cop27 talks

Financial assistance for developing countries must be at the top of the agenda for UN climate talks this year, the host country, Egypt, has made clear, as governments will be required to follow through on promises made at the Cop26 summit last year.

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Egypt's Environment min.: COP27 can build on recommendations of WYF's climate change session

Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad underlined the importance of recommendations of the climate change session which was held within the framework of the World Youth Forum (WYF) with the participation of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.

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Egypt, World Bank discuss ways to achieve sustainable development amid climate change

Egypt’s Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gameaaffirmed the government’s keenness to enhance cooperation with its international partners regarding climate change adaptation, green recovery, and energy diversification.

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Egypt’s Environment Minister highlights need for collaboration to conserve biodiversity

Egypt’s Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad has affirmed the country’s support for all United Nations (UN) initiatives to protect global biological diversity.

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Egypt’s Environment Minister highlights preserving marine life, coral reefs in Red Sea

Egypt’s Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad has highlighted the need to preserve marine life and coral reefs in the country’s Red Sea region.

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El-Sisi holds talks with Kerry in Cairo on climate change

CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi expressed his aspiration “to continue consultations with the American side on climate change issues during the coming period within the framework of the partnership between Egypt and the United States,” during a meeting with US Presidential Envoy f ...

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Endangered animals to be protected in Quang Ngai, Dong Nai provinces

The People’s Committee of central province of Quang Ngai has assigned the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to work with relevant agencies and localities for measures and a plan on preserving rare monkeys on Hon Tra Island in Binh Son district’s Binh Dong Commune.

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Endangered cheetahs can return to Indian forests - court

India's top court has said cheetahs can be reintroduced in the country, 70 years after they were wiped out. Responding to a plea by the government, the Supreme Court said African cheetahs could be introduced to the wild in a "carefully chosen location".

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England’s farmers to be paid to rewild land

Farmers in England will be given taxpayers’ cash to rewild their land, under plans for large-scale nature recovery projects announced by the government. These will lead to vast tracts of land being newly managed to conserve species, provide habitats for wildlife and restore health to rivers and ...

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Ensuring Positive Impacts On Biodiversity Under The Future CAP

Based on an analysis of the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) that will apply over the period 2023-2027, more than 300 experts from 23 European Union Member States have analysed its impacts on the protection and restoration of biodiversity.

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Environment Bill 2020: analysis of the first reading

The Environment Bill has been enhanced and reintroduced to Parliament, following the government's promise to tackle climate change and restore the natural environment. The enhanced Bill will stop the exportation of plastic waste to developing countries, boost the recycling system, restore natura ...

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Environment Bill must commit to reverse nature loss by 2030

Committing to reverse nature loss by 2030 is an opportunity for us to show environmental leadership by becoming the first country to set an ambitious legally-binding target for nature’s recovery.

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Environment and the law

“The environment is not an abstraction but represents the living space, the quality of life and the very health of human beings, including generations unborn. The existence of the general obligation of States to ensure that activities within their jurisdiction and control respect the environment ...

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Environment tipping points fast approaching in UK, says watchdog

Environmental tipping points are fast approaching in the UK, the Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) has said.

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Environmental disasters are fuelling migration — here’s why international law must recognize climate refugees

When hurricanes Eta and Iota barrelled into Central America in November 2020, they flooded towns and cities, caused catastrophic losses in the agricultural sector and contributed to food insecurity. In all, 4.7 million Hondurans were affected, and tens of thousands decided to leave, forming migr ...

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Environmental justice: Why civil rights and protecting the planet go hand-in-hand

As the global ecological crisis impacts ever-more lives, it is becoming clearer that we cannot talk about cimate change, pollution or biodiversity loss without talking about inequality — whether that's determined by gender, race, class, sexual orientation or disability.

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Environmental legislation delay ‘deeply troubling’

Campaigners have criticised new delays to flagship environmental legislation on pollution, wildlife protection and cutting waste. The Environment Bill seeks to write environmental principles in UK law for the first time, following Brexit, but the UK Government has delayed the passage of the Bill ...

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Environmental rights must be preserved in the Constitution

The Government should deliver on its promise to convene a Citizens’ Assembly on biodiversity loss – this would provide an opportune forum to discuss the insertion of environmental rights into the Constitution.

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Equitable solutions must be at the core of climate action policies

Over the centuries, there are moments when a generation has to be resolute on certain course-changing decisions that would shape how the future would be for humanity.

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Europe must uphold key EU law protecting freshwater fishes

Europe is no exception to the decline in freshwater biodiversity, due to many threats such as agricultural pollution, or the overwhelming development of hydropower, writes Dr Steven Weiss.

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Europe wants the causes of biodiversity decline translated into politics

Butterflies, bees, flies – some of whose species we no longer see around anymore because they have become extinct as a result of extensive, densely asphalted areas in between green areas. Plant species that are disappearing, an ocean full of plastic which causes fish to die because they eat it a ...

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European Green Deal: Commission welcomes political agreement on the 8th Environment Action Programme

The Commission welcomes the provisional agreement reached yesterday between the European Parliament and the Council on the 8th Environment Action Programme (EAP). The 8th EAP anchors the member states' and Parliament's commitment to environmental and climate action until 2030, guided by a long-t ...

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Europe’s fishing industry to battle with conservationists over bottom trawling

An EU action plan to deal with fishing practices that trawl the ocean floor is set to trigger a row between conservationists and a new industry alliance that says it is fighting for Europe’s culture and identity.

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Expert: Climate protection policy does not have a negative economic impact

The benefits of strict climate policies are often underestimated in public debate, while the costs are generally overestimated, says Lucas Bretschger. Climate protection does not have a negative impact on economic development.

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Explained: How Clean Ocean Linked To Human Rights

As the world is observing the Human Rights Day on December 10, there is a need for everyone to know how the importance of clean, healthy and sustainable environment. In October this year, the UN Human Rights Council recognized that a clean, healthy and sustainable environment is a human right.

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Explanatory Presidency Document: guest countries at the 2021 G7 climate and environment ministerial track

The G7 Climate and Environment Ministers met on 20 to 21 May 2021 to show leadership on net zero by 2050 at the latest and protecting our planet's biodiversity.

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Extra funding for biodiversity loss and climate crisis - Lorna Slater

Scotland has some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the world and we are putting it at the heart of our recovery. There may be chaos in Downing Street, but, here in Scotland, we are focused on a recovery for people and planet. We are getting on with the job of government, and doing everyt ...

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FAO Director-General tells G20: to have healthy food, we need a healthy environment

The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, today called on G20 Environment Ministersto step up joint efforts, increase investment and work more closely with FAO for game-changing impacts on the planet.

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Farmers: we’re a step ahead on climate change policy

Farmers are taking significant measures to control the outcome of climate change legislation. For one, they’ve given the job to professionals. Farmers decide on their priorities, set their lobbyists in motion, then go back to farming and see what happens.

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