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Moldova ratifies Paris Agreement, becomes 149th party to accord


The Republic of Moldova on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 deposited its instrument of ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Consequent upon this development, Moldova has emerged the 149th country to endorse the global treaty. According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Moldova’s ratification of the pact will enter into force in a month’s time on Thursday, ...

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Civil society urges G20 to address global challenges


The Civil20 (C20) Summit concluded in Hamburg, Germany on Monday, June 19, 2017 with over 300 civil society groups from around the world urging the world’s largest and richest countries, the G20, to commit to firm and immediate action on global challenges like climate change, inequality and regulation of financial markets. This comes three weeks ahead of the G20 Summit ...

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UN celebrates as climate convention clocks 25

george bush

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 appears to symbolise a special day in the history of global climate action as it marks the day when the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) opened for signing by Governments at the UN in New York. This followed its adoption a few weeks before in 1992 by world leaders at the UN Conference ...

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Study clarifies how US cities, states can engage in climate action

Donald Trump

President Donald Trump’s stand notwithstanding, U.S. cities and states are increasingly seeking ways to play an active role in international climate change efforts. In an apparent move to complement this role, the Sabin Centre for Climate Change Law of Columbia Law School has released a new resource to help them engage in climate action. The report, entitled “Act Locally, Reflect ...

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Global coal production shows 2016 record low


Is it the end of an era for coal? Production of the fossil fuel dropped by a record amount in 2016, according to BP Plc’s annual review of global energy trends. China, the world’s biggest energy consumer, burned the least coal in six years and use dropped in the U.S to a level last seen in the 1970s, the company’s data ...

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Paris Agreement: How President Trump got it wrong – Climate Scorecard

Donald Trump, US president

Climate Scorecard, a citizen-based effort to monitor and report on efforts to implement the Paris Agreement, believes that President Donald Trump does not get the Paris Agreement or American resolve to ensure that the Agreement succeeds The rest of the world is aware that US President Trump does not get the Paris Climate Agreement. His decision to withdraw the United ...

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Why all government ministries should take up climate campaign, by Espinosa


Speaking at the G7 Bologna Environment Ministers’ Meeting on Sunday, June 11, 2017, the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Patricia Espinosa, said that the national climate action plans (“Nationally Determined Contributions”, or “NDCs”) governments have put forward under the Paris Climate Change Agreement are as much sustainable development plans as they are climate action ...

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Hawai’i emerges first U.S. state to enact Paris Agreement law

David Ige

In a show of support for the Paris climate agreement, Gov. David Ige and Hawai’i county mayors and representatives on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 gathered for the signing of two bills and a mayors’ agreement that support the commitments and goals of the Paris climate accord. Hawai‘i is the first state in the nation to enact legislation that implements portions ...

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California, China sign agreement on climate, cleantech


The government of California and China’s Ministry of Science and Technology announced on Monday, June 5, 2017 that they would work together to develop clean energy technologies, cooperate on emissions trading and explore other “climate-positive” trade and investment opportunities. California and China agreed to establish the California-China Clean Technology Partnership, designed to drive innovation and commercialisation in areas such as ...

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World energy system said to be offtrack to meet Paris accord goals


Renewable energy technology must be considerably ramped up in order to meet long-term climate change targets and governments need to support large-scale deployment with the necessary policies, the International Energy Agency said in a report published on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Under the Paris Climate Change Agreement, countries have agreed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to limit the ...

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