Bloomberg BNA (10/25) quoted U.S. climate envoy Jonathan Pershing saying the United States will unveil plans to decarbonize its economy by 2050 at the COP22 U.N. climate summit in Marrakech this November.
In a new report, the International Energy Agency (10/25) said renewable energy represented more than half the new global power capacity installed in 2015. The IEA said renewables will be the fastest-growing source of electricity generation over the next 5 years.
Daily Nation (10/20) said climate change is threatening East Africa’s water sources and causing an increase in forest fires, according to a report from the U.N. Environment Programme.
IPS News (10/25) said Kenya is investing in an afforestation effort with a focus on drought-tolerant tree species to reduce the threat of desertification.
Thomson Reuters Foundation (10/25) wrote about the linkages between climate change, urban migration and child marriages in Bangladesh.
A New York Times (10/25) series on climate change and global migration focused on China’s “ecological migrants” – people who have been relocated from lands distressed by climate change, industrialization and human activity.