Community Garden: for healthy and sustainable lives

For SDG2 – Zero Hunger, SDG12 – Responsible Consumption and Production and SDG15 – Life on Land

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Publicado em Food Security, Human activities and climate change, Jornalismo Ambiental, Sustainability, Sustainable Cities, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) | Marcado com , , , , | Deixe um comentário

Aumenta degradação florestal na Amazônia

De acordo com o Imazon, o boletim do SAD de junho de 2016 detectou um aumento expressivo da degradação florestal na Amazônia. O acumulado de degradação florestal detectado pelo SAD no período de agosto de 2015 a julho de 2016 chegou a 15.043 km2, 2,5 maior que a média de desmatamento detectada pelo Prodes entre 2010 e 2015.

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Publicado em Desmatamento e degradação, desmatamento na Amazônia brasileira, Florestas, florestas degradadas no Brasil, Human activities and climate change, Imazon, Impactos ambientais, Impactos Ambientales, Impacts Environnementaux | Marcado com , , , , , | Deixe um comentário

Bridging the Risk Modeling Gap — Expanding Climate-Related Risk Insurance Through Global Risk Assessment

This image shows Typhoon Maysak, taken by astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti from the International Space Station, March 2015

This image shows Typhoon Maysak, taken by astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti from the International Space Station, March 2015

By Pete Ogden, Jerusalem Demsas, Ben Bovarnick

In 2015, more than 1,000 natural disasters inflicted some $100 billion worth of economic damages around the world. These natural disasters included severe storms, flooding, extreme temperatures, droughts, and wildfires—all of which are expected to increase in frequency for years to come as a result of climate change. The annual number of such extreme weather events has been increasing, with almost three times as many occurring worldwide from 2000 to 2009 as in the 1980s.

Of the total economic losses endured last year from natural disasters, insurance covered only 30 percent. The majority of uninsured losses occurred in developing countries across Africa, Asia, and South America. In Asia, only 8 percent of losses from natural disasters were insured in 2015, and in Africa, only 1 percent of such losses were insured. Without such risk management tools, governments and individuals are less able to prepare for, respond to, cope with, and recover from climate-change-fueled weather events and natural disasters. While insurance can take many forms, risk management in particular includes a lack of access to innovative insurance instruments—such as parametric risk insurance, which is specifically designed to pay out quickly in the aftermath of a natural disaster. This gives countries a rapid injection of capital that can be vital in the early window before overseas assistance is effectively ramped up and delivered.

To help address this shortfall, the private sector, national governments, and international financial institutions and organizations are working to build new partnerships aimed at enabling countries that are particularly vulnerable to climate change and related natural disasters to gain access to climate-related risk insurance. These efforts were given a boost in 2015, when at its annual meeting, the G7 announced a goal of expanding access to climate-related risk insurance to 400 million additional people in the most vulnerable developing nations by 2020. This would quintuple the current level of coverage throughout the developing world from 100 million people to half a billion people. In order to meet this goal of making innovative insurance and climate risk-management tools available to so many millions of new people, a critical gap in high-resolution data and cutting-edge modeling needs to be bridged.

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Publicado em Cambio climático, Clima, Climate Change, climate risk, Climate Risk Insurance, Economia Verde-Green Economy, Empresas, Gestão sustentável, Governança, Insurance and Sustainability, Mudança climática, Pesquisas ambientais, Publicações, Riscos, Risk Insurance, Seguro e Meio Ambiente, Seguro e mudanças climáticas, Seguro e sustentabilidade | Marcado com , , , | Deixe um comentário

State of the Climate 2015

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An international, peer-reviewed publication released each summer, the State of the Climate is the authoritative annual summary of the global climate published as a supplement to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. The report, compiled by NOAA’s Center for Weather and Climate at the National Centers for Environmental Information is based on contributions from scientists from around the world. It provides a detailed update on global climate indicators, notable weather events, and other data collected by environmental monitoring stations and instruments located on land, water, ice, and in space.

This is the 26th edition of the annual assessment now known as State of the Climate. The year 2015 saw the toppling of several symbolic mileposts: notably, it was 1.0°C warmer than preindustrial times, and the Mauna Loa observatory recorded its first annual mean carbon dioxide concentration greater than 400 ppm. Beyond these more recognizable markers, trends seen in recent decades continued.

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Publicado em Aquecimento global, Cambio climático, Carbon, Carbono, Clima, Climate Change, CO2, Human activities and climate change, Impactos ambientais, Impactos Ambientales, Impacts Environnementaux, Mudança climática, Pesquisas ambientais, Publicações | Marcado com , , , , , | Deixe um comentário

ONU reabre inscrições para curso técnico gratuito em energias renováveis

O curso online foi desenvolvido pelo Observatório de Energias Renováveis para a América Latina e Caribe, da Organização das Nações Unidas para o Desenvolvimento Industrial (ONUDI), visando a promover a formação de profissionais na área de energias sustentáveis. Saiba mais: https://nacoesunidas.org/onu-reabre-inscricoes-para-curso-tecnico-gratuito-em-energias-renovaveis/

via ONU reabre inscrições para curso técnico gratuito em energias renováveis — Pesquisas de Química

Publicado em Capacitação, Cidades Sustentáveis, Consciência ambiental, Cursos, Energia, Energias renováveis, Jornalismo Ambiental | Marcado com , , , , | Deixe um comentário

Cumulative CO2 Emissions: 1850-2011

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By World Resources Institute

Publicado em Aquecimento global, Cambio climático, Carbon, Clima, Climate Change, CO2, Economia Verde-Green Economy, Environmental Impacts, Estudos ambientais, Gases do Efeito Estufa, Greenhouse Gases, Human activities and climate change, Impactos ambientais, Impactos Ambientales, Impacts Environnementaux, Mudança climática, Responsabilidade Social Empresarial RSE, Seguro e Meio Ambiente, Seguro e mudanças climáticas, Seguro e sustentabilidade | Marcado com , , , , , , , | Deixe um comentário

O mundo em transição visto de satélite

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Desde 1972, os satélites Landsat registram fotos da superfície da Terra desde o espaço. A medida tem como objetivo coletar dados para que cientistas possam realizar pesquisas e análises precisas sobre as mudanças que estão ocorrendo no planeta. O resultado é surpreendente e mostra como as alterações climáticas e populacionais afetam a topografia do planeta. Confira nossa galeria.

Publicado em Estudos ambientais, História ambiental brasileira, Human activities and climate change, Impactos ambientais, Impactos Ambientales, Impacts Environnementaux, Mudança climática, O planeta Terra com 7 bilhões de pessoas, Pesquisas ambientais | Marcado com , , , , , , | Deixe um comentário