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Climate Dialogues set to increase momentum for greater climate ambition

Mr. Tosi Mpanu-Mpanu

A series of virtual events, the UNFCCC Climate Dialogues (November 23 to December 4), are set to kick off next week, designed to maintain critical momentum in the intergovernmental process in support of a robust international framework for climate action and increased climate ambition. The aim is to contribute to maximum progress and ensure a minimum of delays in the ...

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UK names first sponsors for COP26

Alok Sharma

The UK government on Monday, November 16, 2020 announced the first principal partners for the UN climate conference, COP26, scheduled from Nov. 1 to Nov. 12, 2021 in Glasgow. Alok Sharma, UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and COP26 President “The UK has today revealed its first sponsors for COP26 as it drives climate action in ...

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Glasgow Agreement, a plan of our own

Glasgow Agreement

We are once again at a crossroads. The COP26 in Glasgow has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but the climate collapse may already be upon us, with warning signs coming simultaneously from all around the world: the forest fires in California, in the Amazon and Pantanal, the floods in Bangladesh and Afghanistan, the collapse in Greenland’s ice shelves. ...

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UK appoints International Champion to support developing countries deal with climate change

Anne-Marie Trevelyan

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed the former Secretary of State for International Development, Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, as the UK’s International Champion on Adaptation and Resilience for the COP26 Presidency. Anne-Marie Trevelyan With one year to go until COP26 in Glasgow in the UK, the International Champion will drive forward global ambition and action to support countries on the frontline ...

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Nigeria’s eyes turn to the UK as climate summit draws closer

Professor Chukwumerije Okereke

Nigeria and the UK have had a troubled history. Nearly a hundred years of resource extraction and colonialism has left its mark on both our countries. Now, Nigeria and the UK are bound by the Commonwealth, an alliance which has been described as a “family” by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Professor Chukwumerije Okereke One of the things about being ...

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UK to issue nation’s first ever Sovereign Green Bond

Rishi Sunak

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has announced the UK Government will be issuing the nation’s first ever Sovereign Green Bond, becoming the first country in the world to make Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) aligned disclosures mandatory. Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer Recognising that financial services are a critical enabler in the drive for net zero, the ...

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Climate action cannot be another victim of coronavirus, says UK Prime Minister

Boris Johnson

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has called on nations to make ambitious commitments to secure the planet for the next generation, as he addressed a UN Climate Action Roundtable hosted by the UN Secretary-General. Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Photo credit: AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali Boris Johnson attended the virtual roundtable on Thursday, September 24, 2020 via video link from Downing ...

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Govts, businesses, investors ramp up ambition at UN climate Roundtable

António Guterres

The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has called for every government, business, civil and international organisation in the world to develop a transition plan to net-zero emissions, and boost ambition in finance and adaption as an equal priority to cutting emissions, and the only way to reach the 1.5C temperature goal. António Guterres. UN Secretary General Global leaders on Thursday, September ...

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Groups issue guidance to finance giants on aligning with Paris Agreement goals

Paris Agreement

The world’s biggest banks, insurers and money managers are under pressure from the public, politicians, and their shareholders to commit to long term climate goals. Some have already affirmed that they will align their financing with the 2015 Paris Agreement and its goal of a 1.5-degree Celsius cap on climate change. Many more announcements of this type are likely to ...

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Least Developed Countries demand scaled-up climate action amid pandemic-induced disruption

Sonam P. Wangdi

The Conference of Parties (COP) Bureau of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has decided that there could be an additional third session in 2021 if needed to catch up on work, so that by November 2021 it is back on track for COP26 in Glasgow. Sonam P. Wangdi, Chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Group ...

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