Caribbean nations have embarked on a new initiative to strengthen hydrology, water resources management, disaster risk reduction, and climate resilience in a region which is heavily impacted by tropical cyclones, floods, droughts and ecosystem degradation, and where a number of countries are classified as water scarce.
A landmark international climate science conference has issued a call for unprecedented action to limit climate change – one of the greatest challenges faced in human history.
The Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) has just published its annual Report Card on the status of observing networks and how they meet urgent societal needs, including tracking marine heatwaves, advancing safety of life at sea, and protecting seagrass ecosystems.
The Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week and a parallel Forum of Environment Ministers take place in Panama as the region is battered by record temperatures, drought and fires – as well as floods and storms. Hurricane Otis - one of the most rapidly intensifying tropical cyclones on record - made landfall near the Mexican city of Acapulco as top-level category 5.
Climate change impacts are becoming increasingly severe, posing unprecedented challenges. Dramatic climate action is needed to limit global warming, requiring unprecedented societal transformations to sustain the future of life on Earth, a major international scientific conference was told today.