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Paris Agreement: Study wants EU to stop sale of diesel, petrol cars by 2030

solar panels

New diesel and petrol sales need to be stopped by 2030 to ensure that the Paris Agreement targets are met. The UK announced in 2017 that it aima to ban all sales of new petrol and diesel cars by 2040. But a new report, commissioned by Greenpeace Belgium and conducted by German Aerospace Centre, has shown that this deadline needs ...

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Exxon, Chevron, others to join competitors in climate initiatives

Chevron Nigeria Office

Exxon Mobil, Chevron and Occidental Petroleum are joining a group of international oil and gas giants in an initiative aimed at curbing carbon emissions in the sector, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday, September 20, 2018. The move marks a u-turn for the top two U.S. oil and gas producers which had resisted joining the Oil and ...

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Countries aren’t pricing carbon high enough to meet climate targets – Report

Carbon rates

Governments need to raise carbon prices much faster if they are to meet their commitments on cutting emissions and slowing the pace of climate change under the Paris Agreement, according to a new OECD report. The report, titled: “Effective Carbon Rates 2018: Pricing Carbon Emissions through Taxes and Emissions Trading”, presents new data on taxes and tradeable permits for carbon emissions ...

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UNGA: Experts explore ways to close Africa’s adaptation gap

President Ali Bongo Ondimba

Experts will on Monday, September 24, 2018 in New York gather to consider the most effective measures to help close the adaptation gap in Africa, which observers estimate to be in the region of $7 billion. The forum holds courtesy of the first Africa Adaptation Initiative (AAI) Partner Roundtable Meeting in the margins of the 73rd UN General Assembly (UNGA). ...

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Lawmaker demands responses from decision makers to climate challenges

Samuel Onuigbo

Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Climate Change, Samuel Onuigbo, said on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 that adequate and appropriate actions were needed from stakeholders to tackle climate change challenges in the country. Onuigbo, who represents Umuahia North/South Federal Constituency of Abia in the National Assembly, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that deliberate efforts were also needed ...

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Nigeria launches national Talanoa Dialogue with online assessment

Ibrahim Usman Jibril

Nigeria has launched the initial phase of its National Talanoa Dialogue, a process designed to help countries implement and enhance their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) by 2020. One of the key outcomes of the UN Climate Change Conference COP23 in Bonn in November 2017, the Dialogue runs throughout 2018. The first of a two-phase initiative is an On-line Assessment, in ...

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Businesses embrace science-based targets to navigate low-carbon transition

science-based targets

Companies representing around one-eighth of total global market capitalisation are now using climate science to define their future direction of travel. Nearly three years on from the landmark Paris Agreement and with time running out before greenhouse gas emissions must peak, 2018 has seen an unprecedented rise in the number of companies committing to reduce their emissions in line with ...

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Cautious optimism as Global Climate Action Summit closes

Global Climate Action Summit

Against a backdrop of typhoons and hurricanes hitting different parts of the world, business and state leaders, indigenous groups, and investors gathered at the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in California over two days and pledged to step up their climate commitments to meet the Paris targets and keep warming below 1.5°C. Over 100 Mayors, state and regional leaders, and ...

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Calls for increased action, new commitments trail Global Climate Action Summit

Californian Governor, Jerry Brown

Top UN officials welcomed the outcomes of the Global Climate Action Summit that concluded on Friday, September 14, 2018 in San Francisco, showcasing a surge of climate action and commitments from regions, cities, businesses, investors and civil society; and calling on governments everywhere to step up their efforts to tackle climate change. Leaders from all sectors of society gathered at ...

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Revamped UN portal to capture, drive climate action

Patricia Espinosa

As leaders gather in California this week for the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS2018), UN Climate Change is presenting a revamped version of its Climate Action Portal, featuring the accelerated action underway by cities, regions, companies and investors to achieve the collective goals of the Paris Agreement. The preview coincides with what has been dubbed “the biggest moment for climate ...

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