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Rio Olympics demands climate action

Rio 2016 Olympics Games

Amid the pomp and circumstance of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games last Friday, in between the fireworks and musical acts, the costumed performers and the camera shots of Gisele Bundchen dancing giddily alongside her fellow Brazilians in the crowd, came a more somber message. In primetime, with the world watching, Brazil showed a video focused on the problem of global ...

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Nigeria engages Paris Agreement to drive gender, youth agenda


“I urge you to come out with a national work plan on gender and climate change that is implementable, achievable, smart and that would address the nation’s challenging problems in the short, medium and long term. We must also develop and implement specific plans to fill the gaps in adaptation, capacity building, education, access to safe, affordable, available and sustainable ...

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Ban Ki-moon wants climate action taken to next level

Ban Ki-moon

Recalling that just two weeks ago, 175 countries came to the United Nations to sign the historic Paris Agreement on climate change, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that it is time to take climate action to the next level. “We need to accelerate the speed, scope and scale of our response, locally and globally,” Mr. Ban last week told participants of the Climate Action Summit 2016 in Washington D.C., a ...

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Canada, US partner on climate, energy, Arctic biodiversity

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

The Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Mr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, has applauded the Arctic Partnership announced last Thursday by United States President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Washington, D.C. Although focused on climate action, the partnership is said to have far-reaching consequences for biodiversity in the Arctic, including the role of ...

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Reviewing China’s climate action ahead 13th Five-Year Plan


China will this week release its 13th Five-Year Plan, a new economic, social and environmental blueprint for the country’s development through 2020. After years of astronomical growth, China’s economic expansion has begun to slow. But instead of doubling down on the fossil fuel-intensive strategy that helped produce the country’s runaway growth, China’s leaders have stated that the old growth model has ...

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How Africa pledged to take climate action, by PACJA

Mithika Mwenda

Mithika Mwenda, Secretary General of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), believes that Africa’s climate action pledges show commitment to a fair and binding deal in Paris As of October 1, 47 out of 54 African countries have submitted their national plans for the UN climate deal, or Intended nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs.) Africa’s vast and environmentally diverse landscape ...

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‘Momentum is building on climate action’


Since 2008, Climate Investment Funds (CIF) have been funding a quiet, billion-dollar revolution aimed at reducing carbon emissions and transforming the economies of countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America. And with a number of events this week highlighting the urgency and importance of tackling climate change, Mafalda Duarte, Programme Manager of the Climate Investment Funds, says “the momentum is ...

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‘Strong, fair’ Indian INDC may be unveiled on Wednesday

Srinivas Krishnaswamy CEO, of Vasudha Foundation

Reports say the much anticipated Climate Action can save lives, cash and create jobs India stands to reap more green jobs, slash deaths from air pollution and save money from avoided fuel imports should the country embrace an ambitious climate action plan. India’s contribution towards the global Paris climate agreement, known as an Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), could be ...

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