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Investors urge G20 on Paris accord commitments

Stephanie Pfeifer  Investors urge G20 on Paris accord commitments Stephanie Pfeifer

Long-term institutional investors – 390 representing more than $22 trillion in assets – have written to G20 heads of state urging governments to stand by their commitments to the Paris Agreement at their upcoming Summit in Hamburg, Germany on July 7-8, 2017. Underscoring the urgency of action by G7 and G20 nations to implement the global climate pact and deliver their emissions ...

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Global momentum building on peatlands research for climate change

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Peatlands have so far been underestimated in global climate change negotiations, but this is starting to change. Discussions alongside the UNFCCC Bonn Climate Change Conference last week showed an increasing interest in the carbon dynamics of these critical landscapes, and their potential contribution to climate change mitigation and adaptation. The Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and partners held a ...

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Nigeria may adopt Green Bonds to finance NDCs

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Nigeria appears to have identified a fresh financial mechanism towards realising its climate action plans: Green Bonds. At a Stakeholder Consultation held on Friday in Abuja at the instance of the Federal Ministry of Environment, participants debated the issuance of Green Bonds as an innovative source of funding climate and sustainable development programmes. Green (or Climate) Bonds are fixed-income financial ...

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Why lawmakers are vital to climate diplomacy, by UNDP

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If Nigeria is to harness the opportunities that the new global climate regime presents, the legislature must be equipped with the requisite knowledge to make laws that will facilitate successful implementation, Dr. Pa Lamin Beyai, Country Director, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has said. Dr Beyai, who made the submission last Tuesday (27 July, 2016) during the “Roundtable on Pursuing ...

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Assessing role of post-Paris Agreement NAMAs

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The 2016 mid-year update of the NAMA Status Report, published by Ecofys and ECN under the Mitigation Momentum project, shows that NAMA development continues after Paris, while implementation still lags behind. NAMAs are important means to deliver on Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) targets that countries have formulated as contributions to the Paris Agreement, but increased support is needed for capacity building and implementation, writes Michelle ...

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Germany to help developing countries implement Paris treaty

Barbara Hendricks  Germany to help developing countries implement Paris treaty German environment minister visiting India

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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Scotland exceeds climate targets six years ahead of schedule

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Scotland has exceeded the level of its 2020 target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 42% six years early, Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham has said. The latest climate change statistics show Scotland’s emissions, for reporting against targets, have fallen by 12.5% year on year to 41.9 million tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e) in 2014. This is a reduction of ...

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Interim concrete climate action registry launched

Christiana-F  Interim concrete climate action registry launched Christiana F

National climate action intentions are becoming concrete under the Paris Agreement The UN climate change secretariat has launched a new interim public registry to capture countries’ formal climate action plans under the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Known as nationally determined contributions (NDCs), they set out publicly what each country plans to do as part of the Paris Agreement to contribute to the international ...

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Papua New Guinea submits first NDCs

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Papua New Guinea has emerged the first nation to submit its nationally determined contributions (NDCs) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The UNFCCC secretariat has thus created a new page on its website to capture the NDCs, which are countries’ formal climate action plans under the Paris Climate Change Agreement. According to the UN body, NDCs set out ...

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