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Planting trees can’t replace cutting CO2 emissions, says study

Lena Boysen

Growing plants and then storing the carbon dioxide (CO2) they have taken up from the atmosphere is no viable option to counteract unmitigated emissions from fossil fuel burning, a new study shows. The plantations would need to be so large, they would eliminate most natural ecosystems or reduce food production if implemented as a late-regret option in the case of substantial ...

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COP23 to bring worlds of climate, art, science together

Bundeskunsthalle-Bonn

Delegates to the 23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) holding in Bonn, Germany this autumn from November 6 to 17, along with the general public, will be able to experience a major exhibition about weather and climate at the Bundeskunsthalle (the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal ...

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Global momentum building on peatlands research for climate change

Peatlands-side-event

Peatlands have so far been underestimated in global climate change negotiations, but this is starting to change. Discussions alongside the UNFCCC Bonn Climate Change Conference last week showed an increasing interest in the carbon dynamics of these critical landscapes, and their potential contribution to climate change mitigation and adaptation. The Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and partners held a ...

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ILO, UNFCCC team up to boost climate action

Guy-Ryder

An agreement to promote decent work and a ‘just transition’ of the workforce towards sustainable economies and societies for all has been signed by the UN’s labour and climate change organisations. The move follows the adoption and entry-into-force of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate agreement that aims to deliver a climate stable future ...

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UN fellowship programme to prepare young developing country professionals to lead climate action

Jakob Rhyner

The United Nations is helping to ensure that young professionals from developing countries are able to contribute to the implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals with the help of a new fellowship programme run by two key UN agencies based in Bonn, Germany. The fellowship initiative will offer work experience in a vibrant ...

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Ovais Sarmad replaces Richard Kinley as deputy UNFCCC executive secretary

Ovais Sarmad

United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has appointed Ovais Sarmad of India as Deputy Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), at the Assistant Secretary-General level. The appointment has been made after consultation with the Conference of Parties (COP) through its Bureau. Mr. Sarmad succeeds Richard Kinley of Canada, to whom the Secretary-General and the Executive Secretary ...

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Youth video, Pacific island journalism competitions offer COP23 coverage opportunity

Nick Nuttall

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) starting from Wednesday, May 10, 2017 invited young people around the globe to share what they are doing to combat climate change in the Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change. Two winners will get a trip to the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn in November (COP23), where they will ...

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Bonn talks: CSOs want progress on climate pact implementation

Sven-Harmeling

Representatives from Climate Action Network, a network of over 1,000 civil society organisations working to fight climate change in 120 countries, have called on governments to use the ongoing climate talks in Bonn to pick up from where they left off last year in Marrakech in advancing work on the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Sven Harmeling, Climate Change Advocacy Coordinator at ...

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Over 200 investors urge Paris Agreement implementation

Mindy Lubber

Long-term institutional investors representing more than $15 trillion in assets have written to G7 heads of state, urging governments to stand by their commitments to the Paris Agreement at their upcoming Summit in Taormina, Italy on May 26-27, 2017. Underscoring the urgency of action by G7 nations to implement the global climate pact and deliver their emissions reduction commitments (nationally-determined ...

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Understanding dynamics of Bonn talks, Paris Agreement

Paris Agreement

The year 2017 is shaping up to be the hottest year on record, resulting in record low sea-ice levels in the Arctic, unprecedented flooding displacing 100,000 and affecting  over a million people in Peru, and the threat of  mass deaths in parts of Africa as the worst drought in memory deepens famine conditions. While this is the world at 1°C of warming, ...

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