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How summers will become hotter, by weather presenters

weather presenters-Carol Kirkwood

In a year already marked by heatwaves and new daily temperature records, television weather presenters have explored how climate change would make future summers even hotter in some of the world’s major cities. If greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, Earth’s average global surface temperature could rise more than 4°C (7.2°F) by the end of the 21st century. But what does ...

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Investors urge G20 on Paris accord commitments

Stephanie Pfeifer

Long-term institutional investors – 390 representing more than $22 trillion in assets – have written to G20 heads of state urging governments to stand by their commitments to the Paris Agreement at their upcoming Summit in Hamburg, Germany on July 7-8, 2017. Underscoring the urgency of action by G7 and G20 nations to implement the global climate pact and deliver their emissions ...

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Turning the climate tide by 2020

Christiana Figueres

The world needs high-speed climate action for an immediate bending-down of the global greenhouse-gas emissions curve, leading experts have cautioned. Aggressive reduction of fossil-fuel usage is the key to averting devastating heat extremes and unmanageable sea level rise, authors argue in a comment published in scientific journal Nature this week. In the run-up to the G20 summit of the planet’s leading economies, ...

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C40 Cities mayors urge G20 leaders to accelerate climate action

C40 Cities mayors

Mayors of the world’s largest cities, representing hundreds of millions of citizens, have launched a petition urging G20 heads of state and heads of government to deliver on their commitments to tackle climate change under the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The petition highlights the urgent need of taking climate action at all levels, and reaffirms the commitment of cities to implement ...

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Women frontrunners incite support for Paris accord

Women's Forum

Women leaders, under the aegis of the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society, have declared their backing for the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, saying that they are in support of global efforts to realise the landmark accord. At the close of a gathering on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in Rome, Italy, the women declared: “We want to express ...

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GCF boosts Vanuatu’s capacity to access climate finance

Charlot Salwai

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has disbursed $296,000 to Vanuatu to increase this vulnerable island country’s capacity to access climate finance. The transfer of these funds is part of GCF’s readiness support, which assists developing countries ensure the climate finance they receive matches their own development needs. GCF is working with its delivery partner the Global Green Growth Institute, a Korean-based international ...

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GCF: Climate fund pay-out progresses

Howard Bamsey

The disbursement of Green Climate Fund (GCF) financing is picking up pace, following a major focus of the Fund this year on implementing approved projects. In GCF’s most recent disbursement of climate finance, in early June, it transferred the first $1 million tranche of an approved $6.2 million grant to help Peru’s indigenous communities manage wetlands to avoid deforestation and the release ...

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Africa forum to boost climate action for sustainable development

Abdoulaye Bio Tchane

Key stakeholders from the public sector, private sector and civil society from Africa and beyond will meet next week in Cotonou, Benin, to take forward collaborative climate action for sustainable development in the region. At the 9th Africa Carbon Forum (ACF) scheduled to hold from Wednesday, June 28 to Friday, June 30, 2017, participants will focus on how to strengthen cooperation between ...

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Why oil firms should plan for low carbon future – Report

James Leaton

Five out of the world’s six largest listed oil companies risk wasting over 30% of their spending – with a total value of $2.3 trillion – on projects that are not aligned with goals of the Paris Agreement. They therefore need to reconsider investments in order to protect the interests of investors. This is the main conclusion of a new ...

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Worry over unsually high temperatures, heatwaves

Heatwaves

Parts of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the United States of America have seen extremely high May and June temperatures, with a number of records broken. The heatwaves are unusually early and are occurring as the Earth experiences another exceptionally warm year. Average global surface temperatures over land and sea were the second highest on record for the ...

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