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Businesses, cities, regions urged to disclose their carbon pollution

Anand Mahindra  Businesses, cities, regions urged to disclose their carbon pollution Anand Mahindra

Governor of California State, Edmund G. Brown Jr.; United Nations Climate Change Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa; and Mahindra Group CEO, Anand Mahindra, have joined forces to spur more businesses, cities, states and regions to transparently report carbon emissions and progress toward meeting verifiable emissions reduction goals. “Tracking and reporting carbon pollution keeps governments and businesses accountable,” said Governor Brown. “Governments and ...

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Climate Wednesday to Celebrate World Environment Day with #Sport4PlasticPollution – @ClimateWed

world environment day  Climate Wednesday to Celebrate World Environment Day with #Sport4PlasticPollution – @ClimateWed world environment day

What is World Environmental Day being a global celebration of nature, a day to reconnect with the places that matter most to us.   A Platform for Action: World Environment Day is the UN’s most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a ...

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GCF enhances Asian coverage by bolstering ties with ADB

Christopher Stephens  GCF enhances Asian coverage by bolstering ties with ADB ADB e1503032891491

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) on Thursday, August 17, 2017 expanded its impact in the Asian region with an agreement strengthening its shared strategic approach to tackle climate change with the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The two organisations have signed an Accreditation Master Agreement (AMA), a prerequisite for all GCF Accredited Entities in order to implement GCF-approved projects. ADB was ...

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Climate change: Mali has prioritised early warning systems – Coulibaly

Lassina Coulibaly  Climate change: Mali has prioritised early warning systems – Coulibaly LASSINA COULIBALY

A representative of the National Designated Authority (NDA) of Mali, the Agency for Environment and Sustainable Development, Lassina Coulibaly, who is Chief of Section, Resource Mobilisation and Financial Mechanism Monitoring, in this interview, shares insights into his country’s climate action goals and priorities with the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Excerpts: Kindly share with us a game-changer programme that GCF could ...

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US formally indicates intention to quit Paris climate deal

Donald Trump, US president  US formally indicates intention to quit Paris climate deal Donald e1476713071354

The US on Friday, August 4, 2017 issued its first written notification that the country intends to withdraw from the 2015 Paris Agreement climate change. But in the notice to the United Nations, the US Department of State said Washington would remain in the talks process. Friday’s announcement is seen as largely symbolic as no nation seeking to leave the ...

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Millions of Americans in support of climate action, study finds

Donald Trump, US president  Millions of Americans in support of climate action, study finds Donald e1476713071354

Even as the Donald Trump Administration in the US seeks to roll back and eliminate government programs to address climate change, a national survey conducted recently by the Centre for Climate Change Communication of the George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, finds that a majority of American voters support more climate action. A majority of registered voters – including large majorities of ...

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Haiti emerges 157th Party to Paris Agreement

Jovenel Moïse  Haiti emerges 157th Party to Paris Agreement Jovenel Mo  se

The Republic of Haiti on Monday, July 31, 2017 deposited its instrument of ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The French-speaking Caribbean nation thus becomes the 157th country to endorse the global treaty, after the Netherlands, which ratified the climate accord on Friday, July 28, 2017. According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Haiti’s ratification of the ...

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The Netherlands ratifies Paris Agreement

Mark Rutte  The Netherlands ratifies Paris Agreement Mark Rutte

The Netherlands on Friday, July 28, 2017 deposited its instrument of ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The northwestern European nation thus becomes the 156th country to endorse the global treaty, after Venezuela and Serbia, which ratified the climate accord respectively on Friday, July 21 and Tuesday, July 25, 2017. According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ...

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Third National Communication: Machinery to source climate data emerges

Dr. Yerima Peter Tarfa  Third National Communication: Machinery to source climate data emerges TNC2 e1501448787508

Several months after stakeholders gathered in Keffi, Nasarawa State to implement an enabling process towards the preparation of the Third National Communication (TNC), the experts convened once again last week in Kaduna to make progress on the realisation of the climate change-related proposal. For two days (from Wednesday, July 26 to Thursday, July 27, 2017) in the Kaduna State capital ...

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Espinosa to diplomats: I seek your support for COP23

Patricia Espinosa  Espinosa to diplomats: I seek your support for COP23 Espinosa e1501191887591

Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Patricia Espinosa, on Thursday, July 27, 2017 briefed embassies in Berlin, Germany regarding the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) holding in Bonn, Germany from November 6 to 17, 2017. The UNFCCC secretariat is hosting COP23, in close collaboration with the Government of Fiji, who will serve as the ...

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