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Ban Ki-moon initiative to strengthen vulnerable people’s climate resilience

Ban Ki-moon

Fresh scheme focuses on early warning-early action systems, insurance, and increasing investment in bid to accelerate climate resilience efforts A new initiative to build climate resilience in the world’s most vulnerable countries was launched in Paris on Monday, November 30 2015 by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and 13 members within the UN system at COP21, the Paris Climate Conference.  The ...

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Leaders, CEOs back carbon pricing to boost global economy

French_President_Francois_Hollande

Six heads of state and government and the leaders of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund in Paris on Monday, November 30 2015 called on companies and countries to follow up on their ambitions for Paris by putting a price on carbon to drive investment for a cleaner, greener future. In a remarkable show of unity on ...

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World’s vulnerable: We refuse to be sacrifice of international community

Philippine President

Leaders of 30 nations on Monday, November 30 2015 at the Paris climate conference (COP21) jointly issued a historic declaration linking the hands of world’s vulnerable countries across continents. The broad coalition of middle income, least developed and small island developing states worldwide opened prospect of high ambition agreements at COP21 with issuing of what seems like the strongest call to date ...

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ACT: Start to Paris talks sparks hope for ambitious agreement

Revd.-Dr-Thabo-Makgoba

World leaders gave a unanimous thumbs up to signal a positive start of the UN Climate talks on Monday in Paris, as they expressed commitment and faith in a multilateral process to combat the adverse impacts of climate change. In what looks like a change to the climate talks format, world leaders spoke first to launch the negotiations, with 11 ...

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Paris climate summit opens with call to end fossil fuel subsidies

Fossil

A coalition of close to 40 governments, hundreds of businesses and influential international organisations on Monday called for accelerated action to phase out fossil fuel subsidies, a move that would help bridge the gap to keep global temperature rise below 2°C. On the opening day of the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21), New Zealand Prime Minister John Key formally ...

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$248m pledged to GEF climate fund for vulnerable countries

Naoko Ishii

New financing for Least Developed Countries Fund sends strong signal of commitment as Paris talks get underway Eleven donors on Monday November 30, 2015 in Paris, France pledged close to $250 million in new money for adaptation support to the most vulnerable countries on the planet giving a welcome boost to the start of the climate talks here in Paris. ...

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