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Global Leaders Propose $25 Billion Levy on Oil Revenues to Tackle Climate Crisis Impact

Bingkai Karya – A group of prominent individuals, including former world leaders and economists, is advocating for a $25 billion levy on the substantial revenues of oil-producing nations. The proposal, endorsed by 70 international figures, aims to address the impact of climate disasters on the world’s most impoverished and vulnerable populations.  The call comes ahead …

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Forests as Climate Heroes: A Blueprint for Conservation and Restoration

Forests as Climate Heroes: A Blueprint for Conservation and Restoration

Effective forest conservation and restoration, along with reduced greenhouse gas emissions, could significantly combat the climate crisis. Research suggests allowing existing trees to mature and restoring degraded areas could sequester 226 gigatonnes of carbon, roughly 50 years’ worth of 2022 US emissions. Human activities have cleared half of Earth’s forests, impacting vital regions like the …

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UI and UK University Collaborate on Climate Change Research

UI and UK University Collaborate on Climate Change Research

Universitas Indonesia (UI) has announced an exciting collaboration with a university from the United Kingdom to conduct climate change research. This partnership aims to delve deeper into the pressing challenges of climate change. The collaboration between UI and the UK university will involve in-depth scientific research to analyze the impacts of climate change and seek …

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AI for Climate Resilience: Transformative Solutions in Developing Countries

AI for Climate Resilience: Transformative Solutions in Developing Countries

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to significantly contribute to the development of climate-resilient and low-emission solutions. The UN Climate Change’s Initiative on Artificial Intelligence for Climate Action (#AI4ClimateAction) explores the impactful role of AI as a tool to advance transformative climate action in developing nations. Aligned with UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ call for the …

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IEA: Global Demand for Fossil Fuels Expected to Peak This Decade Due to Clean Energy Surge

In a recent report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), it is projected that global demand for oil, natural gas, and coal, and the associated carbon emissions, is set to peak in the coming decade. This shift is primarily attributed to the remarkable growth of clean energy sources. The IEA’s annual World Energy Outlook report …

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Environmental Group Launches Massive Campaign to Promote Biden’s Environmental Record

The environmental advocacy group, Climate Power, has launched an $80 million advertising campaign to applaud President Biden’s environmental track record. With ads spread across various media, the group aims to persuade the public about the significant steps the government has taken in addressing climate change and promoting a clean energy agenda. In this newly launched …

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Migrant Workers in Dubai Endure Extreme Heat in Preparation for Cop28 Climate Talks

Migrant laborers in Dubai tasked with preparing conference facilities for the upcoming Cop28 climate talks have been exposed to hazardous working conditions in scorching temperatures, according to a recent investigation by human rights research and advocacy group FairSquare. The probe unearthed evidence of over a dozen African and Asian workers laboring in extreme heat, reaching …

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The Mystery of 10 Billion Missing Snow Crabs

The marine ecosystem is facing increasing threats due to climate change. About 10 billion snow crabs have mysteriously disappeared, and scientists are investigating the causes. Marine heatwaves are at the forefront of the investigation. The rising sea temperatures are having a significant impact on marine organisms, including snow crabs. Snow crabs, which inhabit the waters …

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Kenya’s Pioneering Carbon-Removal Plant Sparks Debate on Climate Solutions

Kenya is set to become the site of a pioneering venture designed to forge a more environmentally sustainable and equitable future. This groundbreaking initiative, announced in September, is a collaborative effort between Swiss company Climeworks and Kenyan firm Great Carbon Valley. It is aiming to construct a direct air capture plant capable of extracting up …

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