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Carbon Forum to promote climate action in Africa

Cotonou-Benin

A three-day international conference will explore how engagement between State and non-State actors can be further strengthened in the key sectors for Africa, such as energy, agriculture and human settlements. The Africa Carbon Forum (AFC) will likewise attempt to determine the role of future carbon markets in achieving enhanced climate action towards the goals of sustainable development. The AFC 2017, ...

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Climate action: Young ambassadors cycle across Europe

Europe-on-four-wheels

Two young people from Wellington, New Zealand, are cycling across Europe in an epic endeavor to raise awareness for climate action and showcase projects related to the UN’s Climate Neutral Now and Momentum for Change initiatives. The climate ambassadors plan to cycle approximately 10,000 km across Europe to show that traveling can be climate neutral, visiting projects and interviewing key ...

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Regional centre promotes climate action in Latin America

Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado

Friday, March 31 2017 saw the opening of a Regional Collaboration Centre in Panama City, to be operated by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat in partnership with the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF). The centre will strengthen support given to countries in Latin America to help them with the implementation of the Paris Climate ...

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Why Trump’s climate reversal action wasn’t a surprise

Fossil fuel pollution

President Donald Trump’s action on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 to cancel the Clean Power Plan wasn’t a surprise. It had been promised for weeks, part of Trump’s effort to roll back former President Barack Obama’s efforts aimed at combating climate change. Still, it marks a major milestone in the national and international debate. The former mandate for electricity providers to reduce greenhouse gas ...

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Shock, outrage as Trump reverses US progress on climate action

Donald Trump, US president

The world stood in shock as US President Donald Trump on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 signed executive orders rolling back the Clean Power Plan and promoting what observers describe as outdated fossil fuels. According to them, while more than 190 countries are moving forward, as they agreed in Paris, towards a clean energy future, President Trump appears to be taking ...

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Women mayors pledge to support climate action

Women4Climate

Women mayors from some of the world’s greatest cities and women business leaders have committed to use their growing global power to tackle climate change and deliver on the ambition of the Paris Agreement. Meeting on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the inaugural Women4Climate conference in New York City, the mayors of Paris, Mexico City, Durban, Cape Town and Caracas, pledged to ...

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Korea, UNFCCC to collaborate on climate action transparency exercise

Korea-UNFCCC

A new professional training programme on the transparency of climate action and support has been launched. The programme was launched in Bonn, Germany on Thursday, March 9 2017during a meeting between Yong-gun Kim, President of Greenhouse Gas Inventory & Research Centre of Korea (GIR) and Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) through a ...

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China, Sweden take bold climate action

Stockholm-Sweden

While some countries recently broke new ground in climate ambition, a report on nationally determined contributions (NDCs) shows that there is still a long way to go to realise the full implementation of countries’ pledges under the Paris Agreement on climate change. The past few weeks brought news about the efforts of two countries to implement climate change action, illustrating ...

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Climate action: Microsoft showcases ‘Carbon Fee’ at COP22

TJ DiCaprio

Corporate climate action is crucial to help governments achieve their central objective under the Paris Climate Change Agreement, which is to limit the global average temperature rise to as close as possible to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Microsoft has developed what is considered a trail-blazing emission reduction scheme which is exemplary for other companies. The innovation was showcased at the UN ...

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Why Indigenous Peoples are central to climate action

International Institute for Environment and Development

August 9 is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2016, and is devoted to the right to education Indigenous communities across the world have a key role to play in tackling climate change and in achieving the climate goals set out in the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement. Indigenous peoples not only have a right to education, they can ...

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