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Laurie Goering

Apr 06 2017

Make climate change an economic – not green - issue, urges ex-president

OXFORD, England (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Winning effective action on climate change will require treating the problem less as an environmental or human rights crisis and more as a sensible economic shift, the former Maldives president said Thursday.

Apr 05 2017

As cities surge, careful planning needed for the 'invisible' poor

OXFORD, England (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With 70 percent of the world's population expected to live in cities by 2050, getting urban planning right is crucial to ensuring future cities are safe, resilient and fair places, particularly for the poorest residents, experts said Wednesday.

Mar 22 2017

Somaliland drought "a kind of nightmare" – and a security threat: minister

LONDON, March 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Prolonged drought in Somaliland has killed between 65 and 80 percent of the semi-autonomous region's livestock, creating conditions that are "the worst time in our lives" and could threaten regional security, says the region's environment minister.

Mar 13 2017

INTERVIEW-Despite city's newest resident, Washington D.C. pushes climate action

LONDON, March 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. President Donald Trump may not consider action on climate change a priority, but his newly adopted city has different ideas.

Mar 07 2017

INTERVIEW-"No time for trial and error" as Cape Town's mayor leads green push

LONDON, March 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - National leaders may have been the ones to sign the Paris Agreement to combat climate change – but when it comes to putting the deal into effect, “it is cities that drive most of the change”, says Cape Town’s mayor Patricia de Lille.

Mar 06 2017

From recycling royalty to smart buildings, Stockholm mayor takes on climate change

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Karin Wanngård, the mayor of Stockholm, rides an electric bike to work each morning – at least when it is not snowing too heavily.

Mar 03 2017

Less than 10 percent of climate aid reaching poorest: researchers

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Less than 10 percent of funds spent to help poorer communities adapt to climate change impacts and adopt clean energy are reaching the people most in need of the money, finance researchers say.

Feb 09 2017

From Zika to dengue, a warming Europe faces new disease threats

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Europe is facing a growing risk of new disease outbreaks - which may prove difficult to quickly detect and stop - as rising temperatures make the region more vulnerable to illnesses brought in by travelers and trade, a leading health expert warns.

Jan 16 2017

'Pragmatic' Trump might be persuaded on climate action: UK scientists

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Donald Trump's administration, heavy with fossil fuel industry backers, could cause major damage to efforts to deal with climate change through measures such as cutting access to satellite data for weather forecasting and climate research, scientists warned Monday.

Jan 06 2017

2017: Climate focus shifts as Trump moves in, China charges ahead

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With the world facing the hottest global temperatures since the advent of record-keeping, 2016 was a year of accelerating international action to address climate change - though one ultimately capped by the U.S. election of Donald Trump, who has called climate change "a hoax".

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