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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

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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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Halving emissions by 2030 is possible, says report

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A report published on Thursday, September 13, 2018 shows the potential for all sectors of global economy – energy, food and agriculture, industry, buildings and transport – to halve greenhouse gas emissions by around 2030. Stronger policies, the digital revolution and greater climate leadership are necessary to accelerate the economic transformation, say the authors. The report, launched by Christiana Figueres ...

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Climate action by non-state actors on the rise

Erik Solheim

A new accounting of global climate action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions finds a broad spectrum of commitments from non-state and subnational actors with potential to support and ultimately outpace governments in their emissions reductions. The exhaustive review from UN Environment, released on Monday, September 10, 2018 ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS), highlights the crucial role of non-state actors ...

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How Americans respond to information about global warming’s health impacts

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Many people in the United States tend to see global warming as a distant threat even though it poses significant risks to public health. In a study, the Centre for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, found that informing people about the health implications of global warming can increase public engagement with the issue and reduce differences ...

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IPCC considers global warming report for approval

Hoesung Lee

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will consider the Special Report on “Global Warming of 1.5 °C” from October 1 to 5, 2018 at its 48th Session to be held in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The report, whose full title is “Global Warming of 1.5 °C, an IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and ...

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UN report says Africa worst hit by climate change, women more vulnerable

Jose Graziano da Silva

The UN says Africa is the worst hit region with climate change resulting to the biggest impact on acute food insecurity and women are more vulnerable. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) made this known in the 2018 global report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition released on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in Rome, Italy and made available ...

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