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Rising number of Americans worried about global warming, study finds

In the wake of a contentious U.S. election and despite the election of a president who has publicly described global warming as a hoax, Americans are increasingly sure global warming is happening, according to  a national survey conducted by the George Mason University’s Centre for Climate Change Communication after the presidential election (Nov-Dec 2016). The proportion of Americans who think global warming is happening ...

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New climate finance instruments raise hope for developing nations

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The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance has selected three new ideas for climate finance instruments for further analysis, development and preparation that could help drive billions in climate finance to developing countries. These include: a cloud forest conservation fund, a facility for early stage finance for renewable energy, and a commercial investment vehicle to provide growth capital for companies ...

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Online tool explores climate action plans similarities

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The German Development Institute (Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik, DIE) and its partners are making the national climate action plans submitted under the Paris Climate Change Agreement more comparable with the help of an interactive tool on climate action and policy, the so-called “NDC Explorer“. Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), every member state has agreed to ...

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Paris Agreement: New initiative to reform carbon pricing unveiled

Paul Simpson

The world’s first industry-led initiative aimed at defining the carbon prices needed for the power sector to meet the Paris Agreement was launched on Monday, 16 January 2017 on the eve of the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos. The global environmental non-profit CDP, on behalf of the We Mean Business coalition, is convening a panel of utilities and ...

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Athens International is 28th airport to achieve carbon neutral status


The Athens International Airport in Greece has achieved carbon neutral status (Level 3+) in the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation programme. It raises the number of carbon neutral airports across the world to 28, and with the bulk of them in Europe, ACI Europe is well on its way to achieving its goal of having 50 carbon neutral airports ...

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Our concern ahead COP23, by Fiji


Prime Minister of Fiji,Voreqe Bainimarama, has set out key priorities for his country’s Presidency of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn in November (COP23), calling for steeper cuts in greenhouse gas emissions and to ramp up the finance developing countries need to green their economies and build resilience to the inevitable impacts of climate change. Addressing his country in a ...

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Ecuador, Georgia biennial reports under scrutiny at year-end forum

Patricia Espinosa

The seventh technical analysis of biennial update reports (BURs) from developing country Parties was convened in Bonn, Germany, from 5 to 9 December, the final round in 2016. These reports are submitted by developing countries every two years, showing their actions in tackling climate change and support received to undertake them, as well as outlining associated challenges and constraints in ...

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Bamsey, new GCF boss, takes office

Howard Bamsey

Howard Bamsey has officially begun his duties as new Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund Secretariat. He was selected last year by consensus during the Board’s 14th meeting, following an extensive global recruitment process to select a new head of the Secretariat. Ambassador Bamsey is said to be a prominent figure in climate change diplomacy. With more than 30 years ...

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Nigeria lacks climate specific law, says Climate Scorecard

Amina Mohammed

Nigeria is yet to have any climate change specific law enacted by the National Assembly (the legislative arm of government) and assented to by the President, the Climate Scorecard has said. Climate Scorecard, a not-for-profit that operates an interactive site where concerned parties can participate in post-Paris Agreement efforts to reduce emissions in the 25 top greenhouse gas (GHG) emitting ...

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How firms boosted COP22


The Public Private Partnership (PPP) Pole, of the Steering Committee for the 22nd session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22), led by Saïd Mouline, Director of the Moroccan Agency for Energy Efficiency (AMEE), organised and executed several campaigns to raise awareness to the general public on environmental challenges and innovative technologies and solutions in favor of ...

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