From the IPCC’s ‘starkest warning yet’ to Africa’s COVID vaccine rollout

The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s latest report warns major climate changes are now inevitable and ‘irreversible’, with temperatures all but certain to rise by more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels within the next two decades.

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A leaked draft report from the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says global greenhouse gas emissions must peak in the next four years, coal and gas-fired power plants must close in the next decade and lifestyle and behavioural changes will be needed to avoid climate breakdown.

Related: Worst polluting countries must make drastic carbon cuts, says Cop26 chief


The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s latest report warns the climate crisis will be ‘catastrophic’ for Pacific island nations and could potential see entire countries disappear due to sea level rise within the century.

Related: Global food supplies will suffer as temperatures rise – climate crisis report


Senior Civil Servants and Conservative MPs are reportedly increasingly concerned British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is unprepared for November’s COP26 climate summit and does not have the skills or the focus to lead the immense diplomatic effort needed to achieve the kind of breakthrough deal climate experts say is essential to stave off the worst effects of climate change.

Related: British official visits development project — after it lost UK funding


After months of shortages and delays, African countries are finally receiving COVID-19 vaccines shipments in the millions, shifting attention on the continent from supply issues to the logistical challenges of the vaccine rollout.

Related: Q&A: Missing — a global system for pandemics, says IFRC’s Chapagain


Health officials in Guinea have confirmed the first case of Marburg virus disease, a highly infectious hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola, ever recorded in West Africa.


Humanitarian organisations say they are readying themselves to respond to a worsening malnutrition crisis in Haiti in the face of ongoing political unrest in the country following last month’s assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise.


A new report from Amnesty International says soldiers and militias aligned with the Ethiopian government subjected hundreds of women and girls in the conflict-torn Tigray region to sexual violence.


A new report from research group Our Shared Seas says philanthropic giving for marine conservation has nearly doubled over the past decade as a slew of new donors, including the Bezos Earth Fund, Bloomberg Philanthropies, National Philanthropic Trust, and, entered the space for the first time.


Devex provides an overview of the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)’s newly released commercial pipeline outlining the FCDO’s planned programs for the next three years.


The White House Gender Policy Council has convened a virtual roundtable of young women and adolescent girls from around the world to get their input as it works on its new gender policy strategy.


Devex provides a rundown of the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s top ten suppliers in 2020.