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Bonn climate talks put spotlight on finance, ambition

Sven Harmeling of CARE

As the Bonn UN climate negotiations gradually comes to an end before talks close in the final intersessional before the Paris talks in December, negotiators were on Thursday making mixed progress on the key issues of the international agreement. Some success has been reported in the spinoffs and informal meeting groups for mitigation and transparency, while issues like loss and ...

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Nnimmo Bassey: Real hope for climate solution lies in unsung heroes, places

Organisations from 16 countries back Nnimmo Bassey’s call to support indigenous people, youth and women on the frontlines of climate change. Bassey, Chair of Global Greengrants Fund, is a Nigerian environmental and human rights activist. Global Greengrants supports community-based projects that address climate change and make our world safer and healthier This is a defining moment in the climate crisis. ...

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Financial markets shifting to address climate change, says report


Private sector investments are shifting to address the challenges posed by climate change, and this trend could accelerate if governments and policy-makers take further actions to increase the demand for low-carbon, climate resilient investment, according to a report released today by the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Change Support Team. The new report, “Trends in Private Sector Climate Finance,” found that ...

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146 nations submit climate action plans to UN

Christiana Figueres

A total of 146 countries, representing almost 87 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, have submitted their intended national climate action plans to the United Nations. This means that so far over 75 percent of all member countries to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have responded. This includes all developed countries under the Convention and 104 ...

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How Africa pledged to take climate action, by PACJA

Mithika Mwenda

Mithika Mwenda, Secretary General of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), believes that Africa’s climate action pledges show commitment to a fair and binding deal in Paris As of October 1, 47 out of 54 African countries have submitted their national plans for the UN climate deal, or Intended nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs.) Africa’s vast and environmentally diverse landscape ...

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‘SDGs, climate week sent loud and clear message’


With the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) now adopted and Climate Week drawing to a close in New York, Mafalda Duarte, Programme Manager of the Climate Investment Funds says the activity and impetus around climate and development sends “a loud and clear message” ahead of climate negotiations in Paris. She said: “2015 is a crucial year for both climate and development.  ...

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Photos: Opening of FUTA climate change workshop


At the instance of the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science as well as the West Africa Science Service Centre and Adaptive Land-use (WASCAL) Graduate Research Programme on the West African Climate System (GRP-WACS) of the Federal University of Technology (FUTA), Akure, a week-long training workshop on climate change formally opened on Tuesday, September 15, 2015. The conference, which has ...

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PACJA: Paris climate deal should tackle damages, not just causes


Secretary General at the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Mithika Mwenda, has said that negotiators must unite and push loss and damage into a fair and equitable climate deal for Africa’s most vulnerable people. Commenting on the outcome of the recently held climate negotiations in Bonn in Germany, Mwenda remarked that Africa, small island states and the least developed ...

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Columbia, Algeria submit climate action plans

Christiana Figueres

The Republic of Colombia and People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria have submitted their new climate action plans to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). These Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) come well in advance of a new universal climate change agreement which will be reached at the UN climate conference in Paris, in December this year. The INDC and all others ...

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Shell, Total, other fossil fuel majors call for global climate deal


Disclosures from thousands of the world’s largest listed companies reveal that many of the most significant producers of fossil fuels support an international deal that will limit warming to 2 degrees as an outcome of the UN climate conference, COP21. The news comes as the United Nations is this week negotiating draft text in preparation for a legally binding plan ...

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