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Cheikhrouhou to leave Green Climate Fund

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Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), Héla Cheikhrouhou, has announced that she will step down in September 2016, at the end of her current term as head of the Fund. Ms. Cheikhrouhou, who made the disclosure on Friday, was appointed by GCF’s Board in June 2013 to serve as the Fund’s first Executive Director and to establish the ...

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King of Morocco approves COP22 Steering Committee

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King Mohammed VI of Morocco has approved the appointment of the COP22 steering committee members, chaired by Salaheddine Mezouar, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation said on Thursday. “On Thursday February 11, 2016, HM King Mohammed VI appointed Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar as the chair of the COP22 Steering Committee. The Sovereign also approved the appointment of the 11 ...

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Nepal submits climate action plan

Khadga Prasad Oli

The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal on Thursday submitted its new climate action plan to the Bonn, Germany-based UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Nepal’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) comes shortly after the adoption of a new universal climate change agreement in Paris last December. Including Nepal, 189 parties to the UNFCCC have formally submitted their INDCs. The Paris Agreement will ...

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How nations can build confidence in Paris Agreement, by study

Alina Averchenkova

Countries, including members of the G20, should strengthen the credibility of their pledges to limit or reduce annual emissions of greenhouse gases in order to build confidence in the Paris Agreement on climate change, according to a new report published on Monday (February 1, 2016) by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the ESRC Centre ...

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Pasztor: Paris Agreement a ‘decisive turning point’

Janos Pasztor

Less than two months after 196 parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) adopted the Paris Agreement, the global community is already seeing signs of it being a decisive turning point, according to a senior UN official dealing with climate issues. A month and a half since 196 parties to the UNFCCC adopted the Paris Agreement, the global ...

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Nations to submit NDCs after Paris Agreement ratification

Parties to the Paris Agreement (or nations that end up signing the agreement) are expected to communicate their first nationally determined contribution (NDC) no later than when the respective instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession has been submitted. A feature of the Paris Agreement entails a change in status of the intended national climate action plans which almost all ...

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REDD+ offers powerful lessons for green growth

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Ten years of experience from REDD+ can give low-emission development strategies a head start, writes Christopher Martius in Forest News. The article forms part of the CGIAR (Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research) Research Programme on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry Climate-smart economic development doesn’t have to start from scratch. With a decade of experience and a wealth of research to ...

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Climate solutions explored at World Future Energy Summit, ADSW 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari

Attracting more than 33,000 delegates, including over 80 government ministers and visitors from 170 countries, ADSW (Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week) is the Middle East’s largest gathering focused on addressing the interconnected challenges of energy and water security, climate change and sustainable development. Commenting on the opening ceremony, President Muhammmed Buhari called for greater global cooperation against the devastating effect of ...

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El Niño blamed for US blizzard

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Thanks to El Niño, the first blizzard of 2016 won’t be the last. A low pressure system that spurred 60 foot waves for surfers in Hawaii last week has transformed into a winter storm that may dump over two feet of snow on Washington D.C. over the next few days. In addition to the heavy snowfall and gusty winds extending ...

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Paris Agreement: UAE urged to diversify economy from oil

Christiana Figueres

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has abundant opportunities to diversify its economy away from oil as a result of the impulse of the Paris Agreement, Christiana Figueres, head of the UN climate convention, on Monday told a distinguished audience at the Court of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. Addressing the Court, Ms. Figueres said opportunities ranged from displacing coal ...

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