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Our climate, disaster risks concerns, by Glasser, Espinosa

Glasser-Espinoza  Our climate, disaster risks concerns, by Glasser, Espinosa Glaser Espinoza e1495479083127

Robert Glasser, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, and Patricia Espinosa, executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, in this joint treatise stress that climate change is not the only driver of disaster risk but it is the joker in the pack as the world tries to understand how it combines with other key risk factors ...

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Fiji’s vision for COP23, by Bainimarama

Frank-Bainimarama  Fiji’s vision for COP23, by Bainimarama Bainimarama

Prime Minister of Fiji, Frank Bainimarama, as incoming President of the UN Climate Change Conference in November 2017 in Bonn, Germany, addressed delegates on Thursday, May 18 2017, the final day of the May UN Climate Change Conference in the former German capital. In his address, he set out his vision for Fiji’s Presidency of COP23. Excerpts: Certainly, the ball is being passed ...

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Bonn talks: Countries make progress on ‘Rulebook’, as reactions trail summit

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Negotiators at the UN climate change talks in Bonn, Germany have been working through details of the Rulebook, an operational blueprint that will ensure the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement. Observers are applauding progress made in Bonn, with negotiators advancing work on the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Indeed, countries reportedly stayed focused on the task at hand: building ...

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U.S. accused of delaying progress at Bonn climate talks

Trigg Talley  U.S. accused of delaying progress at Bonn climate talks Trigg Talley e1494959018609

United Nations climate change talks inched slightly closer to finalising a rule book on how to implement the Paris Agreement, in spite of continued U.S. intransigence across a host of technical and political issues. With only a few years before the window of opportunity to meet the 1.5 temperature target closes, civil society groups had advocated for progress on a number ...

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Plans for COP23 said to be on track, but…

COP23-Bonn-UNFCCC  Plans for COP23 said to be on track, but… COP23

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  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

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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

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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  COP23 to bring worlds of climate, art, science together Bundeskunsthalle

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  Nigeria ratifies Paris Agreement, becomes 146th Party to treaty Buhari Paris Agreement e1495030855454

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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