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Youth champions deliver Talanoa action call

Youth champions

At the closing of the Talanoa Dialogue on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, the Presidencies of this and last years’ UN Climate Change Conferences (COP24 and COP23) issued the Talanoa Call for Action. The statement calls for the urgent and rapid mobilisation of all societal actors to step up their efforts with a view to meeting the global climate goals agreed in ...

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How pavilion impacted Nigeria’s performance at COP24

COP24 Pavilion

The Nigerian pavilion at COP24 has positively impacted Nigeria’s image and performance at the ongoing UN climate change summit in Katowice, Poland. Director, Department of Climate Change in the Federal Ministry of Environment, Dr Peter Tarfa, who made the submission on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, said the facility gave the nation the stage to show the world what it has ...

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COP24: It’s within our grasp to finish job – Espinosa

Patricia Espinosa

The second part of the high-level segment of the UN Climate Change Conference COP24 resumed on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 with the UN’s Climate Chief, Patricia Espinosa, and other top UN officials making passionate pleas to governments to finish the work they set for themselves and conclude the conference with a strong and effective outcome. The main objective of the ...

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Germany to increase financial aid to combat climate change

Svenja Schulze

Germany will increase its financial aid for developing countries in the fight against climate change, German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze, said on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Germany will increase its financial aid by €70 million (479 million), in what Schulze said is “a symbol of solidarity.” “Those who suffer most under climate change are the ones who have contributed the ...

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COP24 heading towards weak outcome, group warns

Chandra Bhushan

Independent public research and advocacy think tank based in New Delhi, India, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), believes that the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that is ongoing in Katowice, Poland, is heading towards a weak outcome. CSE analysts attending the global negotiations say there ...

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Sports launch climate action framework at COP24

Fatma Samoura

The sports sector and UN Climate Change on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 launched the Sports for Climate Action Framework to gather sports organisations, teams, athletes, and fans in a concerted effort to raise awareness and action to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. Representatives of the diverse global sports industry, working with UN Climate Change over the past year, created the ...

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COP24 urged to step up ambition in response to IPCC report

Jennifer Morgan

Ministers arriving in Katowice this week for the UN climate talks have been called on to demonstrate their understanding of the current climate emergency through words but more importantly through actions. Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director, Greenpeace, who made the call on Monday, December 10, 2018, said ministers must anchor messages of the IPCC 1.5 report, ensure that the Paris rulebook ...

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Impacts of human-induced climate change coming earlier than expected, say scientists


Many impacts of human-induced climate change, from drought and heat waves to Antarctic ice melting, are coming earlier than expected, scientists have said. Extreme events, such as recent fires in North America and floods across Asia, can with increased certainty be linked to global warming. Halving global emissions over the next decade is technically achievable and would save the world ...

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COP24: Negotiators expected to hash out key technical elements on rulebook


Delegates at the ongoing UN climate change summit (COP24) in Katowice, Poland unpacked the various elements of the rulebook that are currently being negotiated to give an overview of the state of progress, or lack thereof, that must be resolved before ministers arrive next week to take on more political issues. A focus was given to several technicalities including: the ...

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Groups describe debated sponsorship of COP24 as ‘green façade’

Infographic on Corporate Sponsors

As the negotiations in the ongoing United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) in  Poland heat up, Corporate Europe Observatory and Corporate Accountability have released a new infographic that exposes what they describe as “green façade” by the conference’s sponsors. Just days before the conference began in Katowice, the COP Presidency announced that a number of the meeting’s corporate sponsors would be from the coal, gas and fossil fuel ...

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