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Green Climate Fund urged to prioritise grassroots, women, youth-led strategies

The Global Greengrants Fund (GGF) recently convened a Summit on Women and Climate in Bali, Indonesia.  In a letter to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the GGF, in collaboration with the International Network of Women’s Fund and Alliance of Funds, calls for the creation of a strategy for influencing the GCF to fund grassroots work, as well as indigenous, women’s ...

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Negotiations towards new climate agreement resume in Bonn

The final round of formal negotiations before the UN climate convention conference in Lima, Peru takes place next week in the German city of Bonn. The ‘October session’, running from 20 to 25 October, will give governments the important opportunity to further develop a cohesive text of a new draft climate agreement. The elements must be clear by the Climate ...

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‘Africa is ready for Green Climate Fund’

Africa’s readiness to receive and deploy funds towards projects aimed at increasing the continent’s climate resilience capacity has been confirmed. Speaking at the fourth edition of the Climate Change Development in Africa (CCDA-IV) conference in Marrakech, Morocco, Dr Abdalla Hamdok, the Deputy Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), declared that Africa is indeed ready for the Green ...

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Morocco welcomes PACJA, pledges support

Following the successful launch of the Moroccan chapter of the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) at the sidelines of the African Climate Change conference in Marrakech, Morocco, the government of the Kingdom of Morocco has welcomed the initiative. While commending the organisation for its extensive advocacy on climate justice for Africa, the Minister Delegate to the Minister of Energy, Mining, ...

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African nations, others prepare for REDD+

Nepal. Ivory Coast, Madagascar and Kenya have requested UN-REDD targeted support on legal preparedness. All are looking to adapt their existing policies, laws and regulations in order to support or put in place national REDD+ processes and strategies, with Kenya having requested the second stage of such support   Activities have been taking place over the past two years with ...

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New York summit: Rising to a climate challenge

The Climate Change Summit has come and gone. The Summit was able to galvanise international action on climate change. The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, told the gathering of over 120 world leaders who gathered in New York City that it has been a success. He said that event was a great and historic one, which never before had so many ...

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CSOs: New York summit delivered ‘momentum’ to realise Paris 2015

Climate Action Network (CAN) (a global network of over 900 NGOs working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels) and Global Call for Climate Action (GCCA) (an international network of diverse non-profit organisations working to mobilise civil society and galvanise public opinion in support of climate action), in a joint comment on ...

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We’re changing our climate, Pachauri reiterates

Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), tells the UN Climate Summit in New York City that there is abundant evidence that the climate is changing, even as he insists that man is responsible for such actions   I am privileged to be here to present a summary of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report. The ...

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GEF commits $3bn to battle climate change in developing nations

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) will support developing countries with over $3 billion for financing actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change over the next four years. The newly completed Sixth Replenishment of the GEF Trust Fund, together with expected funding from its climate adaptation funds, will enable the GEF to make $3 billion available for climate finance in ...

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More nations commit to fight climate change by restoring forests

World leaders announced on Tuesday in New York new pledges to restore over 30 million hectares of degraded forest lands today at the UN Climate Summit. The commitments come from Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guatemala, and Uganda, among others, and more than doubled the number of hectares contributing to achieving the Bonn Challenge – a global goal to ...

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