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AILAC clamours operationalisation of Paris Agreement

French Energy Minister Segolene Royal

During the Pre-COP22 session held last week in Marrakech, Morocco, as a prelude to the next UN Climate Change Conference that will take place in that country in November, the Independent Association of Latin America and the Caribbean (AILAC in Spanish), presented its positions in favour of the operationalisation of the Paris Agreement. The AILAC is a group of eight ...

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Shipping industry urged to help meet Paris goals

Ian Petty

The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI), a pioneering coalition of companies from across the global shipping industry, has set out what it believes are the required immediate actions for creating a framework to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping. The announcement comes ahead of the landmark Marine Environmental Committee Meeting (MEPC 70, 24th – 28th October), where the SSI believes that the International ...

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Paris Agreement: IPCC agrees outlines of new reports

Hoesung Lee

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Thursday in Bangkok, Thailand agreed the outlines of two new reports that will help governments implement the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The Panel approved the outlines of Global Warming of 1.5ºC, an IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5ºC above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission ...

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PACJA decorates 2016 ACCER Award winners

Atayi Babs Opaluwah

The 2016 African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting (ACCER) Awards were feted in a ceremony held on the sidelines of the sixth conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-VI) that ended on Thursday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The award ceremony, which was graced by key representatives from UN bodies, African group of Negotiators, IUCN, media fraternity, government and ...

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Africa urged to adopt the Paris Agreement

Yasmine Fouad

African governments have been urged to ratify and implement the Paris Agreement on climate change to help manage effects of climate change. Speaking at the sixth conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-V1) at the UN Complex in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia during the high-level session, experts and ministers said the pact is good for the continent. They called ...

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AfDB to unveil Africa post-Paris Agreement initiatives

Dr. Kapil Kapoor

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has expressed its commitment to sustaining and extending ongoing collaboration with African countries with a view to deepening partnerships and investments that help in addressing the impacts of climate change and variability. Acting Vice President of the bank, Dr. Kapil Kapoor, stated this at the opening plenary of the 6th conference on Climate Change and Development ...

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Africa urged to mainstream gender in climate change, development

Justus Kabyemera

As the sixth session of the Climate Change and Development for Africa (CCDA-VI) ended on Thursday, Justus Kabyemera, Coordinator, ClimDev Africa Special Fund at the African Development Bank (AfDB), has called on Africa to resolve the issue of gender and its inclusion in climate change and development. “Of course there are issues that remain to be sorted out, but as ...

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Carbon markets can reduce climate action costs, says report

john roome

101 countries consider carbon pricing as part of their Paris Agreement commitments Greater cooperation through carbon trading could reduce the cost of climate change mitigation by 32 percent by 2030, according to a World Bank report released on Tuesday at an international carbon event in Hanoi, Vietnam. New modelling analysis undertaken for the State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2016 report shows ...

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West Africa steps up transparency on climate action

Shortly before the entry into force of the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement on November 4, West African countries are stepping up cooperation to ensure that climate action can be properly measured, reported and verified, and have agreed a new network to do so. The Paris Agreement provides a robust transparency and accounting system, which will provide clarity on countries’ ...

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Peru launches INFOCARBONO, digital GHG inventory

Manuel Pulgar Vidal

A central component of the Paris Agreement is to strengthen transparency requirements to better hold countries accountable for their commitments. National transparency mechanisms provide information to track Parties’ progress in implementing their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and will help strengthen Parties’ capacities to measure and optimise their efforts to address climate change. Peru has now taken an important initiative to ...

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