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Carbon prices too low to adequately reduce emissions

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Current carbon prices are falling short of the levels needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change, but even moderate price increases could have a significant impact, according to new OECD research. “Effective Carbon Rates: Pricing CO2 through taxes and emissions trading systems” presents new data on effective carbon rates on CO2-emissions for energy use across six economic sectors in 41 ...

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Panama forum explores speedy GHG emissions reduction

Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado

The Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF) will commence in Panama City, Panama on Wednesday, 28 September, bringing together key players from the private and public sectors to discuss ways to speed up the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through national climate action plans and market-based mechanisms, and to reach out to cooperation agencies, potential investors and service providers. ...

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Mali is 61st nation to ratify Paris Agreement

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali

Mali on Friday, 23 September 2016 deposited its instrument of ratification of the Paris Agreement with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This is coming as Ukraine and the Federated States of Micronesia last week deposited their instruments of ratification of the global pact with the UN body. It brings the number of Parties that have ratified the ...

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A2R to fast-track climate action for sustainable development

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Partners of a new UN-led platform to mobilise and accelerate action on climate resilience agreed on Friday to move ahead with plans that will help meet the needs of a growing global population that is being impacted by climate change. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Initiative on Climate Resilience, known as A2R (Anticipate, Absorb, Reshape), was launched by world leaders during ...

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Polluters’ double standards: Impediment to COP22

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As climate activists, negotiators, policy makers, and world leaders warm up in anticipation for the COP22 climate negotiations slated for November in Marrakech, Morroco, there is wide apprehension that pro-fossil fuels negotiators are busy scheming their usual shenanigans deals – observers believe is capable of truncating successful conduct of the global summit. Based on past antecedents, Conferences of the Parties ...

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Need to enthrone climate justice in negotiations

Nnimmo Bassey

Rights activist, Nnimmo Bassey, at the Nigerian side event – Taking Climate Action for Sustainable Development – on Thursday at the UNGA in New York, submits that it is time to robustly enthrone climate justice in the climate negotiations I thank my president and the minister of environment for providing this August space to outline the strides Nigeria is making ...

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Nigeria will reverse effects of climate change, says Buhari

Climate Action

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his signing of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change has demonstrated Nigeria’s commitment to a global effort to reverse the effects of the negative trend. The President said this while addressing the opening of the meeting on Taking Climate Action for Sustainable Development in New York, co-hosted by Nigeria and the United Nations Environment ...

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Signatories rise to 188 as Nigeria endorses Paris Agreement

Climate Action

Nigeria on Thursday, 22 September 2016, signed the Paris Agreement, bringing the total number of signatories to 188. President Muhammadu Buhari signed on behalf of the nation during a brief ceremony at the ongoing United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) holding at the UN Headquarters in New York, USA. This follows the signing of the Paris Agreement by the Republic of ...

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Images: President Buhari signs Paris Agreement

Amina Mohammed

Finally, Nigeria has joined the list of nations that have signed the Paris Agreement on climate change. The country is however yet to ratify the global and widely-accepted treaty. President Muhammadu Buhari, who is attending the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at the UN Headquarters in New York, signed the dotted lines on Thursday on behalf of the nation.   ...

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Zero emission vehicles crucial to 1.5°C limit

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In the first of its decarbonisation series, the Climate Action Tracker (CAT) analysis looks at transport, a sector that is key to achieving the deep cuts in emissions required by the Paris Agreement. In this series the CAT examines specific energy-intensive sectors, and how emissions can be reduced to be in line with the Paris Agreement’s long term warming limits, namely, to ...

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