New commission to scale up climate adaptation measures

19 Octobre, 2018, 13:40 | Auteur: Therese Cote
  • Ban Ki Moon

Miami's mayor is joining a list of big names on a new worldwide climate change commission.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina along with the Presidents of South Africa, Senegal, Indonesia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Marshall Islands, Argentina; Premier of China, Chancellor of Germany, and Prime Ministers of the Netherlands, India, UK, Canada, Denmark, Ethiopia and Grenada are the Conveners of the GCA, said the Bangladesh Embassy in The Hague on Wednesday.

Ban's remarks followed the release of a landmark United Nations report earlier this month that warned of global warming-triggered chaos unless dramatic action is taken. On Sunday, Trump questioned whether global warming was caused by human activities, contradicting the long-established conclusions of the world's scientists. More than $380bn (£287bn) was spent on reducing Carbon dioxide in 2015-16, compared with just $20bn boosting protection from extreme weather. "Now unfortunately the level of solidarity is being loosened, especially by the Trump administration".

"Without urgent adaptation action, we risk undermining food, energy and water security for decades to come", Ban told guests as the Global Commission on Adaptation got underway in The Hague. Continued economic growth and reductions in global poverty are possible despite these daunting challenges, but only if societies invest much more in adaptation.

Rihanna refuse le Super Bowl en soutien à Kaepernick
Devenu figure principal de Nike , il est devenu un pestiféré de la ligue, aucune franchise ne lui proposant un contrat. Selon US Weekly , Rihanna a reçu la proposition, mais elle aurait refusé car elle soutien Colin Kaepernick.

Maple Leafs unsure if Frederik Andersen can start vs. Penguins
There is a good chance that Jack Campbell will be starting for the Kings tonight as Jonathan Quick is still injured. With the win, Toronto has won five straight and are 6-1 to start the season.

Amazon creates 250 jobs in Edinburgh as part of expansion
It has announced it will increase numbers at its "development centres", with a further 180 similar roles to be created in Cambridge.

Former UN secretary general Ban-Ki-Moon said that there is no political will to address climate change, which is happening at a faster pace. With 17 convening countries and 28 commissioners, it includes of leaders from all regions of the globe, and all sectors of development and industry.

"To be able to deliver on the promises we made in the Paris Agreement, it is imperative to engage the private sector in the work regarding climate adaptation", said Tørnæs. "If everyone does their part, we can reduce carbon emissions, increase access to affordable energy, and help farmers everywhere grow more productive crops".

The choice of the Netherlands for the commission's opening was not a coincidence; a good chunk of the flood-prone European country already lies below sea level and finding ways to mitigate damage has been a focus. Or we act now and build for a resilient future, says Kristalina Georgieva.

One of the commission's most pressing tasks is to compile a report for the 2019 UN Climate Summit and to support implementation of the obligations that are agreed upon during the summit.


  • Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission annoncé sur Nintendo Switch

    Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission annoncé sur Nintendo Switch

    Ce jeu tactique permet par ailleurs de prendre part à des combats en sept contre sept. Du côté du roster, environ 350 personnages seront présents dans le jeu .
    Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend: How and When to Watch

    Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend: How and When to Watch

    NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke told Space .com that the moon may wash some meteors out, but about 15-20 should be visible per hour. Because these meteors result from Earth hitting a stream of debris head-on, the Orionid meteors are some of the fastest.
    Petrol, diesel prices slashed further on Dussehra

    Petrol, diesel prices slashed further on Dussehra

    Price of petrol has already crossed the Rs 90 mark in Parbhani in Maharashtra, as first reported by TOI in Monday's edition. The reduction in BJP-ruled states was more as they matched this cut by an equivalent reduction in local sales tax or VAT.
  • Neymar dépasse Pelé — Brésil

    Neymar dépasse Pelé — Brésil

    C'est ce qu'a fait Neymar en délivrant une passe décisive dans les derniers instants avec le Brésil, face à l'Argentine. En termes de buts marqués, Neymar (59 buts) pourrait dépasser Pelé meilleur buteur de la Seleçao avec 77 unités.
    ‘Certain evidence’ of Jamal Khashoggi’s killing found at Saudi consulate: Turkish official

    ‘Certain evidence’ of Jamal Khashoggi’s killing found at Saudi consulate: Turkish official

    That could, like Trump's comments, seek to give the kingdom a way out of the global firestorm of criticism over Khashoggi's fate. Saudi officials have strongly denied any involvement in his disappearance and say that he left the consulate soon after arriving.
    Maisie Williams Gets Real About Her Final ‘Game of Thrones’ Scene

    Maisie Williams Gets Real About Her Final ‘Game of Thrones’ Scene

    She has also used her fame to launch a movie career in Hollywood. The actress told The Guardian that Arya's ending is "beautiful". I knew the drill, I had seen the tears and heard the speeches".
  • Hamilton in top five F1 drivers EVER - Alonso

    You just have to look at the points. "When the vehicle was dominating, he delivered and won the championship". Yet with so much riding on the weekend, Hamilton said now is not the time to make changes to his approach.
    Prince Harry and Meghan hit Bondi Beach

    Prince Harry and Meghan hit Bondi Beach

    Bondi local Charlie Adams is happy the royal couple are using their influence to shine a spotlight on mental illness and OneWave. THE Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been grilled on what they are going to name their child.
    Gatwick sets out plans to use standby runway

    Gatwick sets out plans to use standby runway

    The plans would see the number of passengers going through the airport rise to around 60 million by 2032. The airport said that the noise footprint would not expand, and that it could ban certain night flights.
  • Trump says Saudi journalist likely dead; Turkey police search forest for remains

    Trump says Saudi journalist likely dead; Turkey police search forest for remains

    In what the Post called his last piece for the newspaper, Khashoggi drew criticism on the Middle East's lack of a free press. President Donald Trump said on Thursday it "certainly looks" like U.S. -based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead.
    Karlie Kloss & Joshua Kushner Are Married! | Joshua Kushner, Karlie Kloss, Wedding

    Karlie Kloss & Joshua Kushner Are Married! | Joshua Kushner, Karlie Kloss, Wedding

    People magazine reports the couple married at a small ceremony in upstate NY and will have a larger ceremony in the spring. Karlie wore a custom Dior gown for the wedding and you can see a wedding picture on her Instagram page.
    Arsenal consider move for Liverpool defender Moreno

    Arsenal consider move for Liverpool defender Moreno

    Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, is an admirer of the defender, having worked closely with him previously at Sevilla. The Gunners may have to compete with La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona for Moreno's signature.


Bill Belichick on Khalil Mack: No one is in Lawrence Taylor’s class
We're not 100 percent sure yet if that's going to happen. "I believe in that, and I think it's important to go that route". It's simply stating that Taylor set a standard that no one has equaled. "He's day-to-day right now", Nagy said.

Ronaldo exit makes all the difference for Real Madrid - Luxemburgo
No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. "We are talking about the biggest club in the world". Real Madrid reportedly make contact with Antonio Conte to ask about the availability of the former Chelsea head coach.

Hazard reveals details about Sarri chat upon Chelsea appointment
The Blues will welcome Manchester United in their next Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon in pursuit of a seventh top-flight victory this season.

May 'to consider' extending UK's post-Brexit transition period
Others fear May is leading the country into a no-deal Brexit, when Britain leaves the bloc without a deal. According to three government officials, at least some of them were left puzzled by her presentation.

Skepticism over plans for 'free' high tech stadium in downtown Auckland
Former All Black lock Andy Haden also backed the waterfront stadium and said it would become an iconic part of Auckland City. The Eden Park end of the deal would see the historic stadium land cleared completely for new housing.

Donald Trump Tweets "MANY CRIMINALS" On Way To Border, Blames Democrats
He even threatened that the migrant issue could undermine the recently re-worked trade deal between the US, Mexico and Canada. Migrant Luis Navarreto, 32, said he had read about Trump's threats regarding aid to his country but was undeterred.

Nana Patekar responds to CINTAA notice, calls Tanushree’s claims baseless
The MNS chief said "It seems it is being done to divert attention from petrol price, rupee value, and unemployment. Meanwhile, what do you folks think about Raj Thackeray coming out in support of Nana? Court will look into it.

Singapore ranks 9th globally by wealth per adult: Credit Suisse report
Over the 12 months, non-financial assets grew by 4.3 per cent, accounting for all of the wealth growth in India . China had the second-largest household wealth after adding US$2.3 trillion to reach US$52 trillion.

Mon pays c'est l'amour : L'album posthume de Johnny Hallyday va-t-il plaire ?
A minuit passé d'une minute, le service d'ordre de la Fnac a laissé vingt premiers clients entrer dans le magasin. Dix mois après la disparition du rocker , Mon pays c'est l'amour aligne ses 10 titres agrémentés d'un interlude.

Last winter’s flu season was even more deadly than you can imagine
We're coming off a deadly flu season. "We lost 80,000 people previous year to the flu". If your child can not have a vaccine, the flu mist is back this year.