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Good morning, this is Bruno, bringing you the latest climate news for Geneva Solutions.

This week we look at where G20 countries stand on their climate goals ahead of December deadline to step up commitments. Security experts warn about consequences of climate change for international peace. Meanwhile, a fishing armada from China violates a UN ban by depleting their neighbour’s sea.

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Bruno Jochum, Geneva

27.11.2020


Today’s reason for hope


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People stroll along Standvagen quayside in Stockholm, Sweden, on 20 November. (Keystone/Fredrik Sandberg / TT via AP)

Swedish heating sector is almost carbon free. Within a few decades, Sweden has managed to almost completely rid its building sector from fossil fuels. Heating now makes up for less than two per cent of the country’s carbon emissions. Most of the buildings are connected to the 500 district heating networks, mainly running on biofuels, waste incineration and heat rejected by the industry.

Le Monde (FR)

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Five years later, what has the G20 really achieved on climate? While the world is still on course to a 3°C world, the Climate Transparency partnership looks at frontrunners and laggards alike.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

Are climate and security two sides of the same coin? Experts warn of the food and water shortages, conflicts, and mass migration that climate change is causing and what’s to come if we don’t address it seriously.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

Restoring peace through climate action. Kenya is involving communities to tackle the double threat of rising temperatures and increasing political tensions in the horn of Africa.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

A Chinese armada of boats spotted illegally fishing in North Korean waters, violating a UN ban, a joint investigation by the Outlaw Ocean Project and NBC News has revealed.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

Image of the day


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World’s last white giraffe safeguarded by GPS tracker. A few months ago, two white giraffes were killed by poachers in Kenya, leaving behind the last known specimen. The NGO Save Giraffes Now, with the help of conservationists, put a GPS satellite tracker around one of its horns that will allow them to follow its moves and hopefully protect it from poachers. This endangered species suffers from leucism, a genetic disease partially resulting in skin depigmentation.


Next on the agenda


1 December | Sustainable Living 1.5: Empowering people to live better and lighter. Panelists address the climate challenge and discuss how to make healthy, sustainable living a reality for all.

GGKP (EN)

3 - 5 December | Development, Environment and Peace Nexus: Peace Making in Borderlands. Speakers will explore how violence and conflict in borderlands are related to environmental degradation.

UNRISD (EN)

5 December | World Soil Day. The Food and Agriculture Organisation’s campaign this year focuses on raising awareness of the importance of protecting soil biodiversity and healthy ecosystems.

FAO (EN)

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