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Plans for COP23 said to be on track, but…

COP23-Bonn-UNFCCC

Organisers of the 23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have said that preparations for the two-week event scheduled to hold in Bonn, Germany from November 6 this year are well underway and on track to deliver the infrastructure and arrangements needed for a successful meeting that can ...

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Planting trees can’t replace cutting CO2 emissions, says study

Lena Boysen

Growing plants and then storing the carbon dioxide (CO2) they have taken up from the atmosphere is no viable option to counteract unmitigated emissions from fossil fuel burning, a new study shows. The plantations would need to be so large, they would eliminate most natural ecosystems or reduce food production if implemented as a late-regret option in the case of substantial ...

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WASCAL, ECOWAS in bid to mitigate climate change effects

WASCAL-ECOWAS

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) have renewed their commitment to combat climate change and mitigate its impacts in the region by implementing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between both organisations. Marcel de Souza, the ECOWAS president, who was represented by Tchambakou Ayassor, ...

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Countries share climate achievements, highlight benefits of action

Bonn-meeting

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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COP23 to bring worlds of climate, art, science together

Bundeskunsthalle-Bonn

Delegates to the 23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) holding in Bonn, Germany this autumn from November 6 to 17, along with the general public, will be able to experience a major exhibition about weather and climate at the Bundeskunsthalle (the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal ...

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Nigeria ratifies Paris Agreement, becomes 146th Party to treaty

Buhari-Paris-Agreement

Forty-nine days after President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in Abuja signed the instrument of ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Nigeria’s endorsement of the global treaty took effect on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 when the country officially presented the authorisation. According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Nigeria’s ratification of the pact will ...

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Global momentum building on peatlands research for climate change

Peatlands-side-event

Peatlands have so far been underestimated in global climate change negotiations, but this is starting to change. Discussions alongside the UNFCCC Bonn Climate Change Conference last week showed an increasing interest in the carbon dynamics of these critical landscapes, and their potential contribution to climate change mitigation and adaptation. The Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and partners held a ...

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No new GCF money under Trump – U.S. diplomat

Trigg Talley

A top U.S. diplomat has said that America will no longer deliver money to help poor countries deal with the impacts of climate change. The decision is no surprise domestically. Republicans have long made clear that the Green Climate Fund (GCF) won’t see another dime of U.S. money under the Trump administration. But the comments of U.S. Deputy Special Envoy ...

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ILO, UNFCCC team up to boost climate action

Guy-Ryder

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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Scientists warn Earth could break through major climate threshold by 2032

Earth-NASA

Global temperatures could exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius above their preindustrial levels within the next 15 years, according to a new scientific study, crossing the first threshold under the Paris climate agreement and placing the world at a potentially dangerous level of climate change. The report comes as climate agreement participants are watching the United States – where the Trump administration is debating whether to withdraw from the Paris ...

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