The News for Tuesday 3rd of July 2018
"Just five of 15 eligible island nations have joined the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Insurance Company, while one country withdrew in the test phase...The limited appeal so far has much to do with small island nations’ reluctance to foot the bill for the effects of climate change"
Photo credit: EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operation, CC BY 2.0
Photo credit: see #2 below
Photo credit: Dan Collyns for the Guardian
"To reduce emissions and provide affordable electricity, the world needs to burn more fossil fuels, not less. That’s the message being delivered by the world’s biggest energy companies at the World Gas Conference in Washington this week"
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"Ten years after its launch, a new report shows that REDD+, a United Nations program to incentivise forest restoration, doesn’t seem to be working as well as hoped, with tropical tree cover loss in many countries ramping up in recent years."
"The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the main United Nations scientific body for assessing climate change, is a key organisation that needs greater support, a Swiss official told a celebration.. to mark the body’s 30th anniversary."
Photo credit: Keystone
Headline #2 photo: By Nduati.githae - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,
Headline #4 photo: By User:Wmeinhart - Wolfgang Meinhart, Hamburg [GFDL ( or CC BY-SA 3.0 ( from Wikimedia Commons