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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.

Virus-hit rich nations urged to keep climate-finance promises to poor

30 Apr 2020

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Jamaica, like many other Caribbean islands, finds itself now facing a "triple jeopardy", according to its finance minister: limited resources to equip its health system for a coronavirus outbreak, high levels of debt and significant exposure to climate threats.

Virus-hit rich nations urged to keep climate-finance promises to poor

30 Apr 2020

BARCELONA, April 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Jamaica, like many other Caribbean islands, finds itself now facing a "triple jeopardy", according to its finance minister: limited resources to equip its health system for a coronavirus outbreak, high levels of debt and significant exposure to climate threats.

Environment ministers seek fair, green coronavirus recovery

27 Apr 2020

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Government efforts to help economies recover from the coronavirus pandemic could also tackle inequality and climate change through investment in energy-smart buildings, electric vehicles and other green measures, officials and economists said on Monday.

Environment ministers seek fair, green coronavirus recovery

27 Apr 2020

BARCELONA, April 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - G overnment efforts to help economies recover from the coronavirus pandemic could also tackle inequality and climate change through investment in energy-smart buildings, electric vehicles and other green measures, officials and economists said on Monday.

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