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EU provides 15 million euros of funding for Arctic project

(Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) 35 partners, led by the AWI, are developing a comprehensive environmental observing system for the Arctic as part of the Arctic PASSION project.

More needed: G7 nations agree to boost climate finance – Reuters

G7 leaders agreed on Sunday to raise their contributions to meet an overdue spending pledge of $100 billion a year by rich countries to help poorer countries cut carbon emissions and cope with global warming, but only two nations offered…

Biden and G7 Announce Progress on Climate Change with One Major Failure – Mother Jones – Mother Jones

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As summit ends, G-7 urged to deliver on vaccines, climate – ABC News

CARBIS BAY, England — The Group of Seven leaders aim to end their first summit in two years with a punchy set of promises Sunday, including vaccinating the world against coronavirus, making huge corporations pay their fair share of taxes…

The G7 leaders get down to business, taking on climate change and the pandemic. – The New York Times

To varying degrees, the member nations, all large wealthy democracies, will be looking to create a united front on tackling the world’s biggest issues. That unity was notably lacking under President Donald J. Trump, who disdained traditional allies and alliances,…

Aid groups to G7: honour pledges or risk failure at climate summit – Reuters

The Group of Seven leaders will jeopardise the chance of success at a landmark global climate change summit later this year if they fail to honour past aid promises this weekend, development campaigners said. Presidents and prime ministers from the…

Pandemic, global warming take center stage at G7 Summit – UPI News

June 11 (UPI) — President Joe Biden joined other world leaders in Britain at the G7 Summit on Friday as they prepared to discuss a range of issues that include the coronavirus pandemic, global warming, free trade and challenges in…

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Uttarakhand flood was caused by rare rock and glacier avalanche

The 2021 flood in Uttarakhand, India, that resulted in over 200 dead and missing was the result of an avalanche that dropped about 27 million square metres of rock and glacier ice from the nearby Ronti mountain

Combating maritime litter

(Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon) Maritime litter is among the most urgent global pollution issues. Marine scientist Nikoleta Bellou and her team at Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon have published an overview study of solutions for prevention, monitoring, and removal in the renowned scientifically journal Nature Sustainability. They found that reducing ocean pollution requires more support, integration, and creative political decisiveness.

Climate policy models need to get real about people — here’s how – Nature.com

COMMENT 08 June 2021 To predict how society and political systems might actually respond to warming, upgrade integrated assessment models. Wei Peng Wei Peng is at the School of International Affairs and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Penn…