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In the foothills of the Italian Alps, researchers are using artificial neural networks to model what the changing climate has done to snow cover in mountains around the world. Their study found that in the past four decades the snow melts earlier and covers less ground.In the distance, pine-covered mountains rise in all directions like majestic gatekeepers. The famed Dolomites of the Italian Alps are breathtakingly beautiful, but also stark reminders of how climate change is making snowy peaks more unpredictable.
After a hard confrontation,
after hard confrontations in the morning at the UN climate conference in the Egyptian Sharm of EL-Sheikh. There was a breakthrough, especially with the subject of the dispute, compensation for climate -related damage. On other points, the Egyptian presidency also presented new draft decision that the EU's claims take into account more than before.
for compensation for climate -related damage ("Loss and Damage"), according to the Egyptian presidency, the establishment of a fund is now planned, as the developing countries have long since demanded. However, this should be supplemented by other instruments. It is also planned that the support should be concentrated on particularly endangered states - a central demand from the EU and other industrialized countries.
Canadian support for climate change initiatives lags ahead of COP27: Ipsos
Ahead of COP27, Canada ranks at the bottom when it comes to public support to help tackle climate change, a new factum released Sunday found.When asked about support for a range of initiatives governments could propose, such as subsidies for clean technology and providing incentives to invest in green financial products, Ipsos polling of citizens from 34 countries indicates support among Canadians ranks between the 27th and 31st spots.
Specifically decided in Scharm el-Scheich, the establishment of a commission for the establishment of the fund, which will then be discussed at the next UN climate conference in Dubai at the next UN climate conference.
On the sensitive question of the financial structure and the salval group, there are initially no stipulations. It is left open whether the fund should be set up under the roof of the UN climate framework or the Paris climate protection agreement. The latter could also make it easier to use important emerging countries such as China for deposits in the fund.
other new templates were generally available on the climate goals and the desired work program for reducing emission. The goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees is expressly confirmed. It is also recognized that "immediate" and "sustainable" reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are required. By 2030, these should decrease by 43 percent compared to the 2019 status.
Global South prepares a major push for climate compensation at COP27
As countries around the world head to Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, for the UN’s 27th annual climate change conference, a demand from vulnerable countries that’s been around since the first conference will finally have a shot at centre stage. Countries in the Global South will be asking for compensation for the losses and damages that they are already suffering as the climate crisis escalates — and will continue to suffer in an increasingly uncertain future. At the heart of the demand is the fact that the countries most vulnerable to climate change are the least responsible for the greenhouse gas emissions that have caused the problem.
In the draft for the work program, the states are also asked to reduce their emission goals for the period by 2030. However, it also contains a formulation that has so far been strictly rejected by the EU, according to which the program should not lead to new, stricter targets. However, the new wording is less rigoros than in an earlier version. The goal of a removing from coal and also in general from "inefficient" subsidies for fossil fuels is mentioned, as is the goal of an expansion of renewable energies.
in the morning it had temporarily looked like a failure of the conference. "It is better not to have a result than a bad one," said EU Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans in the face of hardened fronts in emission reductions and climate-related damage.
"We will not agree to any suggestions that withdraw the 1.5-degree goal," said Federal Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock (Greens) at this point. She warned of "bury the 1.5-degree goal". In the new texts, some of the EU and other countries were taken into account, if not all.
The opposite position usually represented China and the developing countries merging in the group G77. In the afternoon, the rigid fronts loosened up again. The climate commissioner of the Marshall Islands, Tina Stege, as a spokeswoman for the small island states, but also G77 member emphasized with a joint appearance with EU countries: "The conference must result in a package that the 1.5-degree The goal keeps alive and at the same time protects the most vulnerable states. "
Actually, the conference should have ended on Friday, but it was extended because of the many open questions. All of the resolution templates must still be accepted in a closing plenum expected for the evening.
KFW warns more investments in climate protection to .
Germany's companies, according to a study, must significantly increase their investments in climate protection so that the Federal Republic can achieve its self -contained goals. © Sebastian Gollnow/dpa The Kreditanstalt für recovery (KfW) has asked companies about investments in climate protection. According to a survey by the State Funding Bank KfW among around 11,000 companies of all sizes, the economy in 2021 put a total of around 55 billion euros on climate protection measures in Germany.