Mangroves are notable carbon accumulators, recently named Blue Carbon (BC) primarily to portray the significant contribution of these ecosystems to global carbon sequestration and climate change mitigation.
Multi-dimensional poverty and inequality continue to persist in Africa’s societies.
The majority of African livelihoods rely on income from agricultural activities, which makes them vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. At the same time, the population on the continent is fast growing, which translates into rapid expansion of urban areas and associated infrastructural needs.
Prof. Jeremy Moss from the Practical Justice Initiative considers the role of climate justice in navigating toward a net zero economy.
In this scientific-technological and globalised era, climate change education focuses extensively on long-term, global consequences of anthropogenic climate change, and proclaims that only scientific-technological advances can help all of us save our planet earth.
It is clear nowadays that there are marked differences in the way climate and environmental changes and how their effects on health and their implications have been managed, both in terms of countries’ success in preserving the health of their citizens, and in the magnitude of inequalities. Unfortunately, no matter how bad climate and environmental changes were before the pandemic, and no matter how hard it exposed the inequalities in our society, the post-pandemic world may experience even greater climatic and environmental changes and inequalities.
Wednesday 18 November 2020: An international coalition of leading climate research universities will issue its first Declaration ahead of the G20 Summit on 21 and 22 November 2020.
An International Universities Climate Alliance has been established to help communicate research insights on the most effective means to meet the unprecedented global challenge of climate change.