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Good morning, this is Bruno, with your latest climate news. This week we're looking at the dilemmas of carbon compensation and we talk to Margaret Kim, the CEO of Gold Standard, about the challenge of integrity.

Plus, we're covering why early warning systems are needed to face the growing number of weather disasters, and the toxic issue of chemical waste.

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Bruno Jochum, Geneva

23.10.2020


Today’s reason for hope


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Photo: NASA

Samoa pledges to protect 30 per cent of its ocean by 2025. An agreement between the Samoan government and the Blue Prosperity Coalition will work to protect some 36,000 square kilometres of ocean, marine inland waters, and seabed around the Polynesian island country.

Samoa Observer (EN)

Climate news


How to ensure the integrity of carbon offsetting. Margaret Kim, CEO of Gold Standard talks to us about the challenges of integrity and what the solutions could be.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

Early warning systems a top priority to prevent climate change disasters, says UN report. It urges governments to increase investment into preparing for extreme weather events.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

A toxic issue: stepping up chemicals and waste management. Governments need to raise efforts to restrict or even ban the use of certain hazardous chemicals, says a UN report. Experts gathered to discuss solutions.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

Here's what else is happening


Image of the day


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Hurricane Hunters

Inside hurricane Epsilon. Views taken by the Hurricane Hunters inside Epsilon on Thursday as it intensified dramatically. Epsilon has now weakened but tropical-storm-force conditions were still expected on Bermuda last night, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.

Hurricane Hunters via Twitter (EN)

Next on the agenda


26 October | State of the Climate in Africa A high-level virtual event hosted by the WMO to discuss the urgency of climate action in Africa, showcased in their latest report.

WMO (EN)

27-31 October | Explore Genève A chance to reflect on how the city of tomorrow will face the challenges of ecological transition through a series of events taking place in Geneva.

Canton de Genève (FR)

28 October | Virtual Ciné Environment House A virtual discussion with experts and screenings highlighting the natural world and other environmental challenges our planet faces.

Geneva Environment Network (EN)

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