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All across the world, governments, cities, companies and citizens are stepping up climate action in the wake of the landmark UN Paris Climate Change Agreement. This action needs to be accelerated for climate change to be kept within manageable boundaries, but there are many signs of progress.

Here is my pick of climate action announcements that caught my eye and which I put out on social media this week:

Climate Change Disrupts Societies

Photo credit: joiseyshowaa (Flickr)

A new study documenting the observations of the people currently experiencing climate change firsthand has been published. The stories, compiled by scientists from Canada’s Simon Fraser University, span over 137 countries and come from more than 1,000 previously published studies of subsistence-oriented communities.

You can read the story on Grist.

Water Scarcity Caused by Climate Change Could Cut Growth by 6%

Photo credit: Vinoth Chandar (Flickr)

Economic growth rates in some parts of the world could shrink by as much as 6% by 2050 as water supplies dry up from climate change, according to a report released by the World Bank.

You can read the story in Time.

Paris Agreement - Behind the Scenes

Photo credit: Hajü Staudt/UNFCCC

World leaders who travelled to New York to sign the Paris Agreement were able to view a selection of high quality pictures from the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) on their way to the signing ceremony. The pictures, taken by photographer Hajü Staudt for the UNFCCC, were printed in black and white and put on display at UN headquarters.

You can check out the photo gallery in the UNFCCC Newsroom.

Photo credit: UNFCCC

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