DROUGHTS IN EUROPE BECOME MORE AND MORE FRIGHTENING
During the early months of 2023, northern Italy and various regions in Europe have been experiencing a period of severe drought since 2022. Blocking anticyclones are weather phenomena that cause lack of precipitation near the center of high pressure. The number of days that blocking anticyclones have persisted has tripled over the past 40 years in the Northern Hemisphere while the number of extreme drought-related events has tripled over the past 20 years.
GLACIERS UNDER EXTINCTION
Under the Paris Agreements, adopted in 2015, 195 countries adopted a common goal of keeping the rise in global temperatures below 2°C compared to pre-industrial levels. A recent report published in the journal Science estimated that half of the world's glaciers (excluding Greenland and Antarctica) will disappear by 2100, even if the 'temperature increase is limited to +1.5°C. It is estimated that at least 60 percent of the glaciers in central Europe will be lost by 2100.
WOMEN’S DAY: GENDER EQUALITY & CLIMATE CRISYS
For International Women's Day, ICN decided to dedicate an article to the issue of gender equality regarding climate change and its adverse events.
AUSTRALIAN COURT AGAINST THE FUTURE OF THE YOUNGER GENERATION
In a recent ruling, the Australian Federal Court ruled on the state’s responsibility to protect young people against climate challenge. While the... Read More
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE APPOINTMENT OF THE FIRST UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Ian Fry, an international expert on environmental law and policy, is the first Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in the Context of Climate Change at the United Nations. He was appointed by the Human Rights Council at its 49th session in March 2022 and began his term on May 1, 2022.