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ILO warns of slowdown in the labor market pandemic recovery in 2022

andresr | E+ | Getty Images LONDON — The United Nations’ International Labour Organization has warned that job market recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic looks Set to slow down in 2022 The 2022 World Employment and Social Outlook Trends report outlines these trends. reportThe ILO published Monday a forecast that global hours of work in […]

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Coal-fired power generation set to hit ‘all-time high in 2021’: IEA

Photograph of coal in front of the towers at a coal-fired plant in Mpumalanga (South Africa) on October 15, 2021 Getty Images| Bloomberg | Getty Images A report by the International Energy Agency states that coal-fired electricity generation is expected to reach an all time high. Its executive director calls for swift action to curb […]

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COP26 had big ambitions; here’s why it fell short

COP26 was billed by many as the best and last chance to save our planet. What happened at the conference centre? And will this solve our climate crisis? “I apologize for the way this process has unfolded, and I am deeply sorry.” Alok Sharma from the U.K. was the COP26 president and spoke out after the […]

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Meet the youth activists fighting for climate action at COP26

Cop26 Summit in Glasgow saw police and demonstrators join an Extinction Rebellion march. Picture date: Wednesday November 3, 2021. PA Images | PA Images | Getty Images GLASGOW, Scotland — Youth activists on the frontlines of the climate crisis have come to the COP26 summit to push for an end to inaction, urging politicians and […]

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What you need to know as climate talks enter closing week

As pollution pours out of a Glasgow Green chimney, a child waved a saltire flag. This was during the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice March on November 6, 2021, in Glasgow, Scotland. Christopher Furlong | Getty Images News | Getty Images GLASGOW, Scotland — The COP26 climate summit entered its second and closing […]

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Joe Biden says ‘we’re still falling short’ on climate change

During a meeting of the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference, in Glasgow (Scotland), on November 1, 2021, Joe Biden, President of the United States, delivers a speech. AFP – Getty Images| AFP | Getty Images GLASGOW, Scotland — President Joe Biden called on world leaders to meet the moment at the COP26 climate summit, warning […]

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Experts break down what it will take to hit climate goals

There are just weeks until COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland. Discussions about sustainability and the environment, as well as net-zero goals, will be at the forefront many people’s thoughts. For the U.K. to host the Climate Change Summit, the stakes are extremely high. Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister of Britain, described COP26 last month as “the […]

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What you need to know as WHO publishes formal definition

On June 15, 2021, a man entered the Headquarters of the World Health Organization in Geneva (Switzerland). Getty Images| Getty Images LONDON — The World Health Organization on Wednesday published a definition of long Covid for the first time, seeking to provide much-needed clarity on one of the most mysterious aspects of the coronavirus pandemic. […]

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Leaders must act at COP26 to prevent climate disaster

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan pictured on September 23, 2021. Getty Images World leaders need to “walk the talk” at this year’s COP26 summit, Glasgow in November. This is what Sadiq Khan, London Mayor, said Thursday.| Getty Images World leaders must “walk the walk” at the COP26 summit in Glasgow this November to avert a […]

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At least half of climate finance should be spent on adaptation

An iceberg is seen at the shore of a graveyard in Nuuk, Greenland, September 13, 2021. REUTERS To mitigate the effects of climate change, the world will have to spend at least 50 percent of total climate finance on adaptation, such as shoring up land at risk from sea level rise and relocating people whose […]