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Lekan Fadina: Road to Paris (3)

Prince Lekan Fadina

The 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will hold for two weeks at Le Bourget, Paris, France from 30th November, 2015. It is expected that about 40,000 people will attend the global forum. This piece looks at some aspects of the conference that could impact the ...

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Cautious optimism greets UN Geneva climate talks upshot

Julie

The UN climate talks in Geneva, Switzerland, closed on Friday, February 13, 2015 with an air of optimism having made progress towards a new agreement that is due to be signed in Paris at the end of the year. According to the Climate Action Network (CAN), the draft agreement seems on track to signal an end to fossil fuel emissions ...

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Geneva: Governments agree negotiating text for Paris climate agreement

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According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the spirit of Lima transforms into spirit of Geneva en route to the December Climate Conference in Paris A key milestone towards a new, universal agreement on climate change was reached in Geneva, Switzerland last week following seven days of negotiations by over 190 nations. Nations concluded the Geneva ...

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Lekan Fadina: Road to Paris 2015 (2)

Prince Lekan Fadina

The first meeting preparatory to COP 21 in Paris, France ended on Friday in Geneva, Switzerland. There were several issues on the table but this piece is a continuation of our series “The Road  from Lima to Paris” and will focus on the structure of the agreement and the way forward from the Geneva meeting. We must stress that our ...

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The road to Paris 2015

Prince Lekan Fadina

The year of our Lord 2015 is an important year in addressing global development. For example, in September in New York, the Millennium Development Goals will give room to a new set of 17 development initiatives to be known as Sustainable Development Goals. In December 2015, COP21 will agree a new global climate deal. The agreement will aim to strengthening collective ...

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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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France: Civil society vital to climate dialogue process

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The French Government has recognised the crucial role played by civil society as key stakeholder in the ongoing dialogue process for a post-2020 climate change agreement. Speaking recently at the “Policy Dialogue on Climate Change” held in the sidelines of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Nicolas Dasnois, from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, ...

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Global campaigns make 2015 a significant year for sustainability

Malala Yousafzai

On Thursday 16 January 2015, we saw the launch of action/2015 – a historic campaign and global movement calling for the eradication of extreme poverty and inequalities worldwide within a generation – held all over the world. Around the world people took to the streets in rallies and marches to demand action – including Liberia, Mauritius, Nigeria, Indonesia, Uganda, Belgium, El Salvador, Costa ...

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Paris 2015: Portal for countries to document climate action plans opens

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In line with resolutions at the COP 20 UN climate conference last December in Lima, the Peruvian capital, countries can now formally submit to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) their intended contributions on climate action. This is considered as an important next step towards reaching a new universal agreement on climate change in Paris, at the ...

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CSOs: New York summit delivered ‘momentum’ to realise Paris 2015

Climate Action Network (CAN) (a global network of over 900 NGOs working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels) and Global Call for Climate Action (GCCA) (an international network of diverse non-profit organisations working to mobilise civil society and galvanise public opinion in support of climate action), in a joint comment on ...

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