Climate crisis and political turbulence are major risks in 2020

Climate crisis and political turbulence are major risks in 2020

Long-term climate threats, geopolitical turbulence and short-term economic confrontations and political polarization top the list of risks, in a World Economic Forum report.

According to the Global Risks Report 2020, political and economic polarization is expected to increase in 2020, making a collaborative strategy between world leaders more capable of halting serious threats to the climate, environment, public health and technological systems.

Greta Thunberg named Time Person of the Year

Greta Thunberg named Time Person of the Year

Activist covers the magazine with a photograph taken at the Lisbon coast on December 4th, 2019.

Greta Thunberg was selected as a Person of the Year by Time magazine, under the title “The Power of Youth.”

The Swedish activist has been known to have started a global movement to combat climate change.

Planet temperature will rise

Planet temperature will rise

Temperature will rise by 3.2 degrees, even if the Paris Agreement’s reduction commitments will be fulfilled, warns the UN.

The United Nations Environment Program annual report on carbon emissions compares the actual reductions with those needed to “fight” against global warming.

The data will be analyzed at the Climate Summit that is to be held in Madrid between December 2nd and the 13th.

Fourth climate strike takes place in 157 countries

Fourth climate strike takes place in 157 countries

Since August 2018, young people from 6,600 cities in 223 countries have participated in the climate strikes.

The Global Climate Strike is held today in 157 countries and its fourth edition aims to mobilize young people to participate in the 2019 United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP25). In total, 63,000 climate strikes have already taken place.