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How Germany is supporting COP23, by UNFCCC

Bonn World Conference Centre

The secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is looking forward to hosting the 23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the UNFCCC at its head offices in Bonn, Germany from 6-17 November 2017. The secretariat is said to be working in very close collaboration with the Government of Fiji, who will serve ...

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Fiji outlines priorities for COP23 presidency

Fiji

Fiji has outlined its leadership priorities ahead of its Presidency of COP 23 – the UN negotiations on climate change – on day one of a three-day meeting (30 Jan. – 1 Feb.) between Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and a delegation from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) led by its Executive Secretary, Ms. Patricia Espinosa. ...

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Germany to help developing countries implement Paris treaty

Barbara Hendricks

Germany has unveiled an initiative that will assist developing nations to implement climate change commitments made last December in Paris, France. Many developing countries at the COP21 UN climate conference made their first ever commitment to complying with climate targets with the adoption of the Paris Agreement. However, a new implementation partnership now aims to help them transform these targets ...

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Berlin pulls out of fossil fuels

Berlin skyline

Following in the footsteps of Stockholm and several others, the German city of Berlin is the latest city to pull out of fossil fuels Berlin’s parliament voted on Thursday to pull its money out of coal, gas and oil companies. The new investment policy, part of the German capital’s goal of completely weaning off carbon by 2050, will force the ...

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Floods overrun Germany, France, Austria

Flood

Torrential rain has hit Germany, France and Austria leaving hundreds of pupils stranded in their schools and families have been forced to scramble to their rooftops to escape the rising deluge. Several areas in Paris were under red alert as the Seine River burst its banks in several places after four days of almost non-stop rain caused severe flooding in ...

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Germany ratifies Nagoya Protocol, bolsters EU implementation

Germany

Germany is the latest country to ratify the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilisation, bringing the total number of ratifications to 74. This includes 73 countries and the European Union (EU), which ratified the Protocol in May 2014. “I congratulate the Government of Germany and look forward ...

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$248m pledged to GEF climate fund for vulnerable countries

Naoko Ishii

New financing for Least Developed Countries Fund sends strong signal of commitment as Paris talks get underway Eleven donors on Monday November 30, 2015 in Paris, France pledged close to $250 million in new money for adaptation support to the most vulnerable countries on the planet giving a welcome boost to the start of the climate talks here in Paris. ...

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World Bank, four European nations in fresh $500m climate initiative

Jim Yong Kim, World Bank [resident

Germany, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland on Monday, November 30, 2015 in Paris, France announced a new $500 million initiative that will find new ways to create incentives aimed at large scale cuts in greenhouse gas emissions in developing countries to combat climate change. The World Bank Group worked with the countries to develop the initiative. The Transformative Carbon Asset Facility ...

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