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Cautious optimism greets new draft climate agreement

Paris-Le Bourget

A new streamlined draft agreement for a comprehensive climate deal was on Wednesday (December 9, 2015) afternoon released in Paris, with the French presidency urging for the finalisation of the deal on Thursday. The newest version of draft Paris Agreement appears to show progress from 1,609 open brackets and 228 Options in the pre-COP November 10th draft text to currently ...

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Africa should stop playing the climate victim game – Okonjo-Iweala


The African continent has been asked to urgently turn around its current attitude in the realms of climate change diplomacy and quit playing the victim game. Mrs Ngozi Okonji-Iweala, member, Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, who made the submission on Monday (December 7, 2015) at the ongoing UN climate talks (COP21) in Paris, stated that, contrary to popular ...

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Climate negotiators issue consolidated text ahead Paris


The Co-Chairs of the group charged with reaching a universal climate change agreement in Paris under the UN have issued a consolidated version of the formal “Geneva” negotiating text as a tool to help governments in their negotiations. The document from Co-Chairs Ahmed Djoghlaf and Daniel Reifsnyder covers the substantive content of the new agreement including mitigation, adaptation, finance, technology, ...

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2 degree: Zero emissions by century-end underlined


Scientists who met last week in Paris at a major international gathering have said that humanity must achieve a state of zero greenhouse gas emissions by the end of this century in order to hold the global average temperature rise to a maximum 2° Celsius. In a joint statement at the end of the “Our Common Future Under Climate Change” ...

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Government rallies stakeholders for climate action plan

In demonstration of its commitment to the global efforts to curb global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Nigeria has formally kick-started the process of preparation of the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), writes Olufemi Adeosun The need for all parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to be committed to setting realistic target towards reducing the greenhouse gas ...

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INDCs: China to slash economy’s carbon intensity by 60-65%

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang

China formally committed to halting the rise in its greenhouse gas emissions within the next 15 years on Tuesday (June 30, 2015), in a much anticipated strategy to help build a U.N. climate deal in 2015. The world’s top greenhouse gas emitter said it would invest more in clean energy and plant more carbon-absorbing forests as part of the plan. ...

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PACJA releases handbook on INDCs

Mithika Mwenda

The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) on Friday, May 1st, 2015 officially released a publication aimed at enhancing country activities ahead of the much-vaunted COP 21 in Paris later in the year. Titled: “Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs): A Handbook for Practitioners,” the publication, says PACJA officials in a press statement, is vital as many countries are in the ...

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Lekan Fadina: Road to Paris 2015 (5)


The COP 21 in Paris, France is an important Conference of Parties and there are many reasons for this. In New York on 10th February, 2015 on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, experts and high level officials discussed specific ways to build mutually reinforcing processes on climate change and post-2015 development agenda. The link between the two important ...

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Lekan Fadina: Road to Paris 2015 (4)


The importance of COP 21 in Paris has once again been stressed by the appointment on the 16th January 2015 by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of Janos Pasztor of Hungary as UN Assistant Secretary General on Climate Change. Mr. Pasztor is to serve as the Senior Adviser of the Secretary-General on Climate Change until the 21st UNFCC Climate ...

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First 2015 talks to advance new climate agreement’s draft begin

The UN Palais des Nations, Geneva.

Countries on Sunday in Geneva, Switzerland will begin a fresh round of UN climate change talks as they continue work to advance the draft text of a new, universal climate change agreement which they are due to conclude at the end of this year. It entails the meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced ...

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