“Climate change may not be the direct cause of a conflict or crisis but it is known to exacerbate it.
Without adequate climate action, more people will seek to move in search of safety and a better life.
The EU’s position for the climate negotiations agreed by environment ministers on 18 September – during unprecedented levels of attention on the plight of refugees – is not a promising sign for Paris.
Governments stayed on the side of the fossil fuel industry instead of signalling their determination to replace our energy system with a clean, renewable one and take serious steps to fight climate change.
The continued burning of fossil fuels has already locked us in to at least one degree Celsius of warming.
The failure of Europe and other rich world regions to stop the burning of fossil fuels means we are still on a trajectory to climate change of a magnitude that will see crops fail, diseases spread, supply routes disrupted, extreme weather events intensify, and conflicts over water, food and other key resources exacerbated.
It will be the poor and the marginalised who suffer most.”
In its third month among the top-20, Cheikh Lo’s most recent release Balbalou hit No. 1 on the World Music Charts Europe for October which was released today. This is “Degg Gui”, the first single from the album, which features Rio-born and Paris-based Flavia Coehlo. [Upcoming tour dates.]