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Good morning, this is Bruno, bringing you the latest climate news, with an exclusive interview of Stephen Cornish, MSF’s new director in Geneva.

We also look at how in a rare session the UN Security Council finally gets to grips with the climate threat, putting it at the heart of their agenda. Meanwhile, in preparations for the Food Systems Summit, human rights voices have been marginalised by big business.

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Bruno Jochum


Climate News

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Once per week, MSF sets up its mobile medical clinic under trees in the village of Kier, on the banks of the Pibor River, in South Sudan. (Frederic NOY/COSMOS)

🏥 ‘We are at a crucial moment in the history of mankind’. What does the climate emergency mean to MSF’s new director and how should the emergency medical organisation face its own responsibilities?

Geneva Solutions (EN)

🇺🇳 The climate threat. The UN Security Council is the latest of multilateral forums to address how global warming is affecting peace and stability around the world, with most member states wanting to place the topic in the agenda.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

🌾 Agribusiness interests over human rights. The special rapporteur on the right to food has said the global food summit at the end of the year is prioritising industrial food production models without taking into account its negative impacts on human rights.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

Here's what else is happening

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Turkey has set an ambitious target to cover a third of its territory with forests by 2023. With 2.1 billion hectares forested in the past 18 years, the country now ranks first in Europe and sixth worldwide in forestation work according to a report by FAO from last year. The world has lost a net area of 178 million hectares of forest since 1990, the document says.


Next on the agenda

📌 1-5 March | World Ocean Summit. High-level speakers discuss online how to create a sustainable oceans economy.

The Economist (EN)

📌 2 March | Mobility, migration and climate change. An overview of the environmental change migration nexus with Professor Etienne Piguet, a renowned specialist in the topic who has authored important work for the UNHRC and the IPCC.

Graduate Institute (EN)

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