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Figueres emerges Global Ambassador of Under2 Coalition

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Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and Convenor of Mission 2020, was on Thursday, June 7, 2017 announced as Global Ambassador of the Under2 Coalition – a leading network of international sub-national governments that are working together to find shared solutions to climate change. The announcement was made in Beijing, China during the ...

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Christiana Figueres joins UN Secretary General race

From border disputes in the South China Sea to the ongoing conflicts and refugee crisis in Syria the world is an increasingly unstable place. Global crises like terrorism and pandemics will be amplified by climate change, undermining the UN’s ability to preserve peace and security. Former UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) chief Christiana Figueres on Wednesday joined ...

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How Paris became possible, by UN climate chief

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Christiana Figueres speaks at TED2016 – Dream, February 15-19, 2016, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, Canada In 2009, six months after a spectacularly failed climate change summit in Copenhagen, Costa Rican diplomat Christiana Figueres was appointed executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Her job: Leading the next round of international climate change negotiations. At that time, no one believed that we could ...

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UNFCCC boss, Christiana Figueres, bows out

Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Christiana Figueres, will serve out her term that ends in July. She has chosen not to seek an extension of her appointment. In a correspondent on Friday to non-party stakeholders, Ms. Figueres wrote: “I write to confirm that I will serve out my term as the Executive Secretary of ...

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Paris Agreement: UAE urged to diversify economy from oil

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has abundant opportunities to diversify its economy away from oil as a result of the impulse of the Paris Agreement, Christiana Figueres, head of the UN climate convention, on Monday told a distinguished audience at the Court of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. Addressing the Court, Ms. Figueres said opportunities ranged from displacing coal ...

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Paris climate summit opens with call to end fossil fuel subsidies

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A coalition of close to 40 governments, hundreds of businesses and influential international organisations on Monday called for accelerated action to phase out fossil fuel subsidies, a move that would help bridge the gap to keep global temperature rise below 2°C. On the opening day of the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21), New Zealand Prime Minister John Key formally ...

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Japan pledges $1.5bn to Green Climate Fund

Japan on Sunday announced a pledge of $1.5 billion to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) ahead of next week’s pledging conference in Berlin. The pledge, announced on the margins of the G20 Summit taking place in Brisbane, Australia, comes in the wake of a $3 billion pledge by the United States. Total pledges to date for the GCF, the financial ...

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UN NAMA Registry records first matched support between Austria, Georgia

  A new UN Registry which records and matches offers of support from developed nations to the stated plans of developing countries to reduce and limit greenhouse gas emissions has recorded the first such agreed cooperation between Austria and Georgia. “This first success highlights the enormous potential of the new registry as a transparent, efficient clearing house that matches financial, ...

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Unveiling a new global low-carbon spirit

In a recent blog, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Christiana Figueres, sums up highlights of a new low-carbon pioneering spirit, made all the more urgent by increasing climate change impacts   Last month, I did some holiday reading and was inspired by Amy Larkin’s account of how the world in general – and businesses ...

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UNFCCC: COP 18 opened gateway to greater climate action, ambition

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has said that, at its Eighteenth Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) held recently in Doha, Qatar, governments took the next essential step in the global response to climate change. According to the UN body, countries have successfully launched a new commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol, agreed ...

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