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Megan Rowling

Vulnerable nations say delayed summit should not mean delayed climate action

29 May 2020

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The U.N. climate summit has been delayed for a full year, but pandemic-preoccupied governments should not back away from the stronger climate action plans and increased funding they promised to deliver in 2020, officials and activists said.

First poverty, now pandemic threatens access to electricity

28 May 2020

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One in 10 people lack electricity and the pandemic will likely make it harder still to meet a global goal of getting power to everyone by 2030, international organisations said on Thursday.

First poverty, now pandemic threatens access to electricity

28 May 2020

BARCELONA, May 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One in 10 people lack electricity and the pandemic will likely make it harder still to meet a global goal of getting power to everyone by 2030, international organisations said on Thursday.

Nature boost for Berlin as Amazon funds city climate protection

26 May 2020

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Germany's capital Berlin will serve as a testing ground for a European project backed by online retailer Amazon.com to work out how best to revive and expand city green spaces, which can help protect residents from rising heat and floods.

Nature boost for Berlin as Amazon funds city climate protection

26 May 2020

BARCELONA, May 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Germany's capital Berlin will serve as a testing ground for a European project backed by online retailer Amazon.com to work out how best to revive and expand city green spaces, which can help protect residents from rising heat and floods.

Pandemic may reverse human development for first time in 30 years, UN says

20 May 2020

BARCELONA, May 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The novel coronavirus outbreak has starkly exposed inequalities worldwide and could set back human development for the first time since 1990, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

Cities hastily add pandemics to long list of 21st-century threats

18 May 2020

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In early 2018, parched by a severe drought, Cape Town rallied its residents and businesses to slash water use and stop its taps running dry. Now, lessons from the water crisis are helping the South African city respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

ANALYSIS-Cities hastily add pandemics to long list of 21st-century threats

18 May 2020

BARCELONA, May 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In early 2018, parched by a severe drought, Cape Town rallied its residents and businesses to slash water use and stop its taps running dry. Now, lessons from the water crisis are helping the South African city respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

Caught between climate and virus threats, migrants have no safe place to go

08 May 2020

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ali Mohammad, a 50-year-old Afghan nomad, lost most of his sheep to a harsh drought in 2018. The following year, his home was destroyed by floods that also killed his son and two daughters.

FEATURE-Caught between climate and virus threats, migrants have no safe place to go

08 May 2020

BARCELONA, May 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ali Mohammad, a 50-year-old Afghan nomad, lost most of his sheep to a harsh drought in 2018. The following year, his home was destroyed by floods that also killed his son and two daughters.

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