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COP28 climate reparations for Cyclone Freddy recovery in Malawi

Cyclone Freddy destroyed the small East African country. Targeted reparations can alleviate poverty and help communities recover.
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After the storm, Malawi’s farmers face a precarious future

When Cyclone Freddy walloped southern Africa last March, Malawi’s farmers — mostly women — lost their land, livestock, and livelihoods. Already desperately poor, they are struggling to recover in a nation considered one of the world’s most affected by extreme weather events.
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Biden finalizes significant overhaul in federal regulations

New rules from the Office of Management and Budget will change how the federal government weighs costs, enabling new efforts on climate change and poverty.
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Pakistan bears the brunt of global extreme heat illness and mortality

Climate-fueled disease — tied to heat, pathogens and toxins — is an emerging, lethal threat that countries are ill-prepared to confront. The Post visited ground zero for this new era, Pakistan, to see what the future holds.
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Drought in Iran leaves some chasing the last drops of water

Summer has come to Sistan and Baluchistan province, an impoverished fragment of chapped earth and shimmering heat in Iran’s southeast corner, and all people there can talk about is how to get water.

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New World Bank President Ajay Banga leads at a pivotal moment

The incoming president will be under pressure to juggle the global institution’s ambitions to combat climate change and fight poverty.
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A guaranteed income could protect biodiversity—at a price

New research suggests that a conservation basic income could be fair and effective. It could also cost as much as $6 trillion per year.