IPCC Special Report on Oceans & Cryosphere

Exploring the impacts of climate change on the ocean and cryosphere, the latest IPCC report shows that oceans have never been more significant. The IPCC’s Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere acknowledges that the ocean and cryosphere are not only connected to ecosystem functioning, food and water security and economics, but are a crucial part of culture and identity. In acknowledging this, the report acknowledges that the ocean and cryosphere changes directly affect each of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 

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TIMEOUT: Constructive dialogue on youth and climate, Canberra

This week our Sustainability & Youth Officer, Timothy Shue, attended a special dialogue on youth and climate hosted by the Embassy of Finland in Canberra, coinciding with the EU Climate Diplomacy Week. The ICLEI Young Writers Network was recognised our work improving sustainability research communication of university students. Greta Thunberg’s fiery speech at the UN Climate Summit on 24 September set the backdrop for the discussion.

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Timothy Shue
Climate Action Summit 2019 - New York

On 23 September 2019, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, hosted the Climate Action Summit with the objective of boosting ambition and rapidly accelerating action to implement the Paris Agreement.

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Timothy Shue
Message from the ICLEI President Ashok Sridharan, Mayor of Bonn

To the Members of ICLEI: This past June, many from our network gathered at the 10th Anniversary Resilient Cities Congress. I was delighted to welcome a record number of participating local governments to the Congress in Bonn. We also kicked off the first official high-level dialogues on multilevel action at the mid-year United Nations climate talks.

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Timothy Shue
Transforming climate language

As climate change issues evolve rapidly, is our language able to keep up? Are we doing ourselves and the environment a disservice by using language that is so-2007? On the 20th of August on a calm evening at the University of Melbourne more than 20 students gathered for a two-hour discussion on how climate change language has transformed over the past decade.

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Timothy Shue
Case study: Climate and disaster threats in Honiara

Honiara, capital city of the Solomon Islands, is a magnet for people from the outer islands and rural areas. But most of these people are forced to settle in the outer fringes of Honiara, many on the steep hills or along the coast and rivers. They have no formal tenure and often no electricity, water, sanitation or decent road access.

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