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Megan Rowling

Pandemic casts shadow on off-grid solar sales in poorer nations

19 Oct 2020

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the coronavirus pandemic hit trade and incomes hard in developing nations, sales of off-grid solar products fell sharply in the first half of the year, even as many poorer households relied on them during lockdowns.

'Uninhabitable hell': Climate change and disease threaten millions, UN warns

19 Oct 2020

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A jump in climate-related disasters this century, along with the global coronavirus pandemic, show political and business leaders are failing to stop the planet turning into "an uninhabitable hell" for millions, the United Nations said on Monday.

Forests overlooked as allies in global poverty fight, scientists say

15 Oct 2020

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wise use of forests could contribute substantially to the global push to end poverty, but that potential has yet to be fully understood and tapped, often to the detriment of communities who rely on forests for a living, scientists said on Thursday.

Forests overlooked as allies in global poverty fight, scientists say

15 Oct 2020

BARCELONA, Oct 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wise use of forests could contribute substantially to the global push to end poverty, but that potential has yet to be fully understood and tapped, often to the detriment of communities who rely on forests for a living, scientists said on Thursday.

Pandemic casts shadow on off-grid solar sales in poorer nations

14 Oct 2020

BARCELONA, Oct 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the coronavirus pandemic hit trade and incomes hard in developing nations, sales of off-grid solar products fell sharply in the first half of the year, even as many poorer households relied on them during lockdowns.

Climate-menaced nations say survival depends on stronger 2020 action

08 Oct 2020

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Developing countries at risk from wilder weather and rising seas on Wednesday urged all governments to meet a deadline to deliver stronger national climate action plans to the United Nations by the end of 2020, stressing that their survival depended on it.

Starting gun fired on global hunt for hundreds of billions to fund nature protection

29 Sep 2020

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Protecting the planet's plants, animals and ecosystems, and repairing the damage done to them by humans will take about $700 billion a year in extra funding over the next decade, requiring a huge boost in investment by governments and business, officials said on Monday.

Dirty secret: Half of world lacks clean cooking, at a huge cost

25 Sep 2020

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A global failure to provide about 4 billion people - half the world's population - with access to clean, safe and affordable ways of cooking is costing $2.4 trillion a year in damage to health, the climate and local economies, new figures show.

Dirty secret: Half of world lacks clean cooking, at a huge cost

25 Sep 2020

BARCELONA, Sept 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A global failure to provide about 4 billion people - half the world's population - with access to clean, safe and affordable ways of cooking is costing $2.4 trillion a year in damage to health, the climate and local economies, new figures show.

Governments blocking path to carbon-neutral future, U.N. chief warns

25 Sep 2020

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Governments worldwide are still putting obstacles in the way of economies making the transition to become carbon-neutral by mid-century, an effort needed to hold global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, the head of the United Nations said on Thursday.

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