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Laurie Goering

Insurers float fast flood protection, as Britain fails to confront risk

Nov 20 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As climate change brings more intense storms and rising seas, Britain faces rapidly growing and shifting flood threats - something few of those at risk are yet aware of, officials and insurers said on Friday.

Angry at sluggish climate action, young negotiators 'scream' for change

Nov 19 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Young activists said on Thursday they did not understand why political leaders have failed to grasp the severity of the climate crisis and respond to it with the same urgency as the coronvirus pandemic, opening two weeks of online discussions.

Analysis: Africa shrugs off net-zero emissions push without finance to follow

Nov 19 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As more countries, cities, investors and businesses set net-zero emissions goals, they now cover about half of the world's economy - but Africa is largely left out of the picture so far.

UK stimulus for green jobs should also curb inequality, analysts say

Nov 18 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Britain struggles with a pandemic-related economic slowdown, using stimulus spending to create new green jobs could move the country toward its net-zero emissions goal, cut inequality and win broader support for climate action, economic analysts said.

UK stimulus for green jobs should also curb inequality, analysts say

Nov 17 2020

LONDON, Nov 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Britain struggles with a pandemic-related economic slowdown, using stimulus spending to create new green jobs could move the country toward its net-zero emissions goal, cut inequality and win broader support for climate action, economic analysts said.

As virus delays climate summit, youth 'Mock COP' takes (virtual) floor

Nov 09 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Earlier in 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic forced a year's delay to planned U.N. climate talks in Glasgow - originally set to start on Monday - young climate activists chafed that no innovative way could be found to hold the COP26 summit online.

Australia urged to offer migration safety valve as climate pressures Pacific

Oct 22 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As climate change drives more disasters and displacement in the Pacific islands, Australia should relax its immigration policies to allow easier movement of people that would shore up regional security and support its economy, researchers said.

In a thirsty world, information gaps dog a push to tap groundwater

Oct 20 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As growing populations and accelerating climate change worsen water scarcity around the world, pumping more from underground could help fill the gap in poorer nations - but only if supplies are better charted and they are used wisely, researchers said.

Revamp hunger aid, urges risk chief for Nobel-winning U.N. food agency

Oct 09 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The COVID-19 pandemic is set to nearly double the number of people facing starvation this year, but preparing better would help battle such crises in the future, said an official at the World Food Programme, after it won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.

Not personal enough: Why climate change is not yet a top priority

Oct 07 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Spurring ambitious-enough action to stem climate change will require persuading most people that its impacts - from deadlier weather to surging migration - are a direct and imminent threat to themselves, according to a British defence official.

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