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Online tool explores climate action plans similarities

The German Development Institute (Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik, DIE) and its partners are making the national climate action plans submitted under the Paris Climate Change Agreement more comparable with the help of an interactive tool on climate action and policy, the so-called “NDC Explorer“. Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), every member state has agreed to ...

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Paris Agreement: New initiative to reform carbon pricing unveiled
carbon pricing

The world’s first industry-led initiative aimed at defining the carbon prices needed for the power sector to meet the Paris Agreement was launched on Monday, 16 January 2017 on the eve of the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos. The global environmental non-profit CDP, on behalf of the We Mean Business coalition, is convening a panel of utilities and ...

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Athens International is 28th airport to achieve carbon neutral status

The Athens International Airport in Greece has achieved carbon neutral status (Level 3+) in the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation programme. It raises the number of carbon neutral airports across the world to 28, and with the bulk of them in Europe, ACI Europe is well on its way to achieving its goal of having 50 carbon neutral airports ...

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Our concern ahead COP23, by Fiji

Prime Minister of Fiji,Voreqe Bainimarama, has set out key priorities for his country’s Presidency of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn in November (COP23), calling for steeper cuts in greenhouse gas emissions and to ramp up the finance developing countries need to green their economies and build resilience to the inevitable impacts of climate change. Addressing his country in a ...

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Ecuador, Georgia biennial reports under scrutiny at year-end forum

The seventh technical analysis of biennial update reports (BURs) from developing country Parties was convened in Bonn, Germany, from 5 to 9 December, the final round in 2016. These reports are submitted by developing countries every two years, showing their actions in tackling climate change and support received to undertake them, as well as outlining associated challenges and constraints in ...

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Bamsey, new GCF boss, takes office

Howard Bamsey has officially begun his duties as new Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund Secretariat. He was selected last year by consensus during the Board’s 14th meeting, following an extensive global recruitment process to select a new head of the Secretariat. Ambassador Bamsey is said to be a prominent figure in climate change diplomacy. With more than 30 years ...

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Nigeria lacks climate specific law, says Climate Scorecard

Nigeria is yet to have any climate change specific law enacted by the National Assembly (the legislative arm of government) and assented to by the President, the Climate Scorecard has said. Climate Scorecard, a not-for-profit that operates an interactive site where concerned parties can participate in post-Paris Agreement efforts to reduce emissions in the 25 top greenhouse gas (GHG) emitting ...

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How firms boosted COP22

The Public Private Partnership (PPP) Pole, of the Steering Committee for the 22nd session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22), led by Saïd Mouline, Director of the Moroccan Agency for Energy Efficiency (AMEE), organised and executed several campaigns to raise awareness to the general public on environmental challenges and innovative technologies and solutions in favor of ...

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REDD+: Protecting forests, revitalising communities in Kenya
Kasigau Corridor

In the Kasigau Corridor region of East Kenya, generations of cattle grazed the fields into dust and labourers clear-cut much of the dryland forest for firewood and farmland – because survival was at stake. To reverse deforestation and spur progress there, Wildlife Works, a company that helps local landowners in the developing world monetise their forest and biodiversity assets, created a ...

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Rethinking climate governance

From all indications, it is crystal clear that the world is earnestly yearning for best practice in climate governance, thus unfolding global developments have led to a trend of rethinking climate governance with a view to improving or advancing the performance on climate actions to actualise the goals of Paris Agreement and by extension, that of the other related instruments ...

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