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G7 must steer capital towards global climate action, says Espinosa

Patricia Espinosa

In an article published recently in “Climate Change – The New Economy”, Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the UN’s top climate change official, calls on G7 leaders to heavily invest in ventures aimed at tackling the climate change scourge Less than two years following the adoption of the Paris Climate Change ...

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Deutsche Bank partners with GCF on climate action

GCF-Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank in London on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 signed an Accreditation Master Agreement (AMA) with the Green Climate Fund (GCF), enabling the Bank to receive and use GCF capital to raise further funds from private sector investors to support action on climate change. The agreement was signed by Nicolas Moreau, Head of Deutsche Asset Management and member of the Management Board ...

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Taking action on climate change will boost economic growth – OECD


Integrating measures to tackle climate change into regular economic policy will have a positive impact on economic growth over the medium and long term, according to a new Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report prepared in the context of the German Presidency of the G20. Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth shows that bringing together the growth and climate ...

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Countries share climate achievements, highlight benefits of action


Some 17 developed countries and 10 developing countries presented their actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to date and highlighted key achievements, challenges and benefits of climate action. One of those developing countries was Mauritania, the first LDC participating in this type of forum and presenting a clear plan of action on climate change. During the presentations by the 17 ...

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ILO, UNFCCC team up to boost climate action


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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South-South Cooperation crucial for global goals, climate action, says report


A new report highlighting the role of South-South Cooperation in sustainable development and climate change challenges was launched on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the UN Climate Change Conference (SB46) holding in Bonn, Germany. The report, tagged “Catalysing the Implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions in the Context of the 2030 Agenda through South-South Cooperation,” was created in a joint effort ...

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Espinosa champions gender equality in climate action

Patricia Espinosa

In an apparent bid to improve gender equality in the field of climate action, the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Patricia Espinosa, on Monday, May 8, 2017 announced she is founding the Bonn-Berlin chapter of the International Gender Champions Network (IGCN). The IGCN is a network of senior leaders working to advance gender equality in ...

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Manual seeks to mainstream gender in climate action


The UN Women, with support from the Green Climate Fund (GCF), has launched a new guidebook to help practitioners mainstream gender into climate change projects and programmes. It has been described as a “go-to” publication, which presents methodologies and tools to address the gender gap. Gender mainstreaming for climate change is the process of assessing and responding to the differentiated ...

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Why world’s largest investors are taking climate action


The world’s biggest investors are responding to the global commitment to tackle climate change and are rapidly scaling up action to protect their portfolios, reveals the annual benchmark report on the industry from the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP). Sixty percent of the world’s 500 biggest asset owners, with funds worth $27 trillion, now recognise the financial risks of climate ...

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