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Small and medium-sized enterprises are crucial for climate action in South-East Asia

Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in South-East Asia form the backbone of Asian economies and have a crucial role to play in tackling climate change in the region. This is the key conclusion of an event recently held in the context of Asia-Pacific Climate Week, organised by UN Climate Change and partners. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic ...

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GCF approves $500m for new climate action

GCF Board Meeting

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board has allocated $501.1 million in GCF resources for new climate projects at its 29th meeting and taken significant steps to strengthen results management for its growing portfolio. A GCF Board Meeting The four new climate projects approved during the meeting will mobilise a total of $2,949 million for climate action in Africa, Asia, and ...

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May-June session: 32 countries highlight key climate actions

Patricia Espinosa

As part of the UN Climate Change subsidiary body sessions, which took place from May 31 to June, 17, 2021, 32 developed and developing country Parties took part in a series of online discussions to highlight key domestic actions to address climate change. Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) For developed countries, the Multilateral ...

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‘Show Your Stripes’ campaign raises climate action awareness

Climate tram

Broadcast meteorologists and climate scientists united on Monday, June 21, 2021 – the Summer/Winter Solstice – for Show Your Stripes day to raise awareness of the urgent need to act on climate change. Tram in Freiburg, Germany, displaying climate stripes UN Climate Change, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are backing the campaign, which is also ...

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Green recovery: Mayors pledge to integrate climate goals in local authorities’ plans

Lome Togo

Mayors have pledged to integrate environmental and climate goals in the development plans of local authorities and in post-COVID economic recovery plans in order to make societies and economies more resilient to foreseeable future shocks. Lome, Togo hosted the Regional Forum This formed part of the resolutions contained in the “Lome Declaration”, which emerged at the close of the Regional ...

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Race To zero: Non-state actors commit to halving emissions by 2030

patricia espinosa

Over 4,500 non-state actors from across the global economy have committed to halving emissions by 2030, joining the UN-backed Race to Zero campaign. Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC According to the UN Climate Change, these actors from over 92 countries recognise the value and the imperative of racing to a zero-carbon economy to build a healthier, safer, cleaner, more resilient ...

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Osinbajo bolsters Africa’s quest for a just and inclusive global energy transition

Yemi Osinbajo

In the race to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, the Nigerian Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has called on developing countries to chart their own paths by embracing a just transition, climate action and future prosperity to power their development pathways. Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo “The global energy transition must be inclusive, equitable and just, taking into account ...

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Germany invests over €600m in developing countries to curb climate change

Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter

The German Federal Environment Ministry (BMU) investments in international climate projects is said to have reached a record high. In 2020, the BMU supported a total of 385 ongoing and new projects in developing countries and emerging economies with €601.2 million under the International Climate Initiative (IKI). Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter, German Parliamentary State Secretary In 2019, investments totalled €467 million and some ...

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Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week provides boost for success at COP26

Orlando Jorge Mera

The Virtual Thematic Sessions of the Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week 2021 (LACCW2021) wrapped up on Friday, May 14, 2021, providing important momentum for a successful UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in November in Glasgow. Orlando Jorge Mera, Minister of Environment & Natural Resources of the Dominican Republic Momentum came from over 5,000 registered attendees joining in the ...

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UN assists Latin America and Caribbean nations to accelerate climate action

Achim Steiner

As the Government of the Dominican Republic hosts the Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week 2021 holding virtually from May 11 to 14, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says it is supporting countries across the region to advance climate-resilient development to address the life-threatening challenges of climate change UNDP Administrator, Mr. Achim Steiner The nations of Latin America and ...

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