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L'action en faveur du climat permettra de réduire la pollution de l'air en Afrique. James Wakibia / Getty Images

Un nouveau rapport montre comment la lutte contre le changement climatique peut améliorer la santé publique en Afrique

L'Afrique peut limiter l'impact du climat sur la santé en prenant 37 mesures approuvées par les ministres de l'environnement.
Russian Central Bank Chief Elvira Nabiullina attends a meeting on economic issues in Moscow in February 2023. Central bank reserves are among the Russian state assets that could be seized under Canadian law. (Dmitry Astakhov, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Seizing Russian state assets to rebuild Ukraine: Will it prolong the war, or end it?

Who will pay to rebuild Ukraine? Canada is the first to pass a law allowing Russian state assets to be seized to rebuild Ukraine, but will it discourage Russia from ending the war?
Os países produtores de petróleo deveriam se mover em direção a uma eliminação gradual dos combustíveis fósseis, mas relatório da ONU estimou que, em termos de CO₂, a produção planejada em 2030 deverá ser 110% maior do que a trajetória de eliminação gradual necessária para atingir 1,5°C. John Hanson Pye/Shutterstock

O presidente da COP-28 está errado: a ciência mostra claramente que os combustíveis fósseis precisam acabar

Para evitar o colapso climático, a maior parte do carvão, do petróleo e do gás do mundo deve permanecer no subsolo. Países ricos precisam ajudar na transição energética.
Climate action will check air pollution in Africa. James Wakibia / Getty Images

Tackling climate change can improve public health in Africa – new report highlights how

Africa can check climate impact on health by taking 37 actions endorsed by environment ministers.


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