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Pope Francis urges citizens to advocate for climate change

Pope Francis

Sept. 1 marks the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation and Pope utilised the occasion to call on faithful to save planet from ‘debris, desolation and filth’ Pope Francis called on Thursday for concerted action against environmental degradation and climate change, renewing a fierce attack on consumerism and financial greed which, he said, were threatening the planet. ...

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Mexico, Ontario, Québec agree to advance carbon markets

Kathleen Wynne

Ontario has signed a joint declaration with Québec and Mexico, committing to working together to fight climate change. Ontario signed the agreement on Wednesday during Premier Kathleen Wynne’s mission to Mexico. The agreement will drive progress on the common commitment to pricing carbon. All parties are in Guadalajara, Mexico for the 2016 Climate Summit of the Americas. The trilateral declaration establishes ...

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India, US commit to implement Paris Agreement

Sushma Swaraj

India and the United States have reiterated their commitment to swiftly implement the Paris Climate Change Agreement and to boost solar energy and other low carbon technologies. During the second India-U.S. Strategic and Commercial Dialogue in New Delhi on 31 August, External Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj and Minister of State for Commerce and Industry of India Nirmala Sitharaman ...

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Natural gas expected to emit more GHGs than coal

Gas

The U.S. is expected to reach a major carbon emissions milestone this year: For the first time, carbon dioxide emissions from burning natural gas for electricity in the U.S. are set to surpass those from burning coal – the globe’s chief climate polluter. Emissions from burning natural gas are expected to be 10 percent greater than those from coal in ...

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Insurers urge G20 to stop funding fossil fuels

A G20 leaders' meeting

Multi-national insurers with more than $1.2 trillion in assets under management have urged governments to commit to phasing out fossil fuel subsides by 2020 at the G20 leaders’ summit in Hangzhou, China next month. Insurance companies Aviva, Aegon NV and MS Amlin have signed a joint statement, along with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and Open Energi, warning governments of ...

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Manzanares emerges new interim head of GCF, Cheikhrouhou becomes Tunisian Energy Minister

Javier-Manzanares

Mr. Javier Manzanares has become the Executive Director ad interim of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Secretariat. Mr. Manzanares, the Fund’s Chief Financial Officer, was appointed Executive Director ad interim by the GCF Board at its June meeting and takes up the role following the conclusion of the term of the current Executive Director, Ms. Hela Cheikhrouhou, who is taking ...

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Paris climate agreement may become law this year, Bahamas ratifies pact

Patricia Espinosa

Fifty-seven countries accounting for 59.88% of global emissions have now indicated they will sign agreement before end of 2016 The Paris climate agreement will become international law by the end of 2016 if countries stick to the promises they have made. According to Climate Analytics, 57 countries have now indicated they will ratify or have already ratified the agreement by ...

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GGGWeek2016: Climate action-packed week beckons

jeju island

Indications are that the Global Green Growth Week 2016, taking place from 5 to 9 September on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, is shaping up to be an energetic platform for climate action. Under the theme “Maximising Impact for Inclusive and Sustainable Green Growth,” GGGWeek2016 will bring together leading experts from both the public and private sectors to identify practical, innovative ...

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NAMA: Benefits of Kenya solid waste management

Waste management

Waste management is a major challenge in Kenya, especially in Nairobi, the rapidly growing capital. Nairobi produces around 2,400 tons of waste every day, of which only 38% is collected and less than 10% recycled. The remaining 62% is left on illegal dumpsites and next to houses or burned, causing severe health and environmental problems. Additionally, the private sector overlooks ...

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Why Indigenous Peoples are central to climate action

International Institute for Environment and Development

August 9 is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2016, and is devoted to the right to education Indigenous communities across the world have a key role to play in tackling climate change and in achieving the climate goals set out in the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement. Indigenous peoples not only have a right to education, they can ...

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