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Investors managing $24 trillion urge leaders to fast-track Paris Agreement

Stephanie Pfeifer

Hours before about 155 world leaders are expected to travel to New York to sign the Paris Agreement, organisations that collectively represent more than 400 institutional investors with $24 trillion of assets under management have called on world leaders to not only sign but accede to the international treaty and implement it into national law as a matter of urgency. ...

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Paris Agreement can nail fossil fuel trade – 350.org

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The formal signing of the Paris Agreement could be the next nail in the coffin of the fossil fuel industry if governments actually follow through on their commitments, 350.org Executive Director, May Boeve, has said. She disclosed in a statement ahead of the formal signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement taking place at the UN on Friday that the growing ...

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Why Nigeria will not endorse Paris Agreement on 22 April

President Muhammadu Buhari

There are indications that Nigeria will not participate in the Signature Ceremony of the Paris Agreement scheduled to hold this week in New York. However, the nation’s representatives will grace the occasion. The Paris Agreement will be open for signature by the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on 22 April and will remain open ...

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Don’t sign the Paris Agreement

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Of what use is it for poor nations to sign up to an agreement will add up to nothing? What would Nigeria or Africa gain by endorsing the agreement? demands Nnimmo Bassey, who is Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), as he makes a case against the Paris Agreement It is not late to stand up against the Paris Agreement that ...

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22 April will be record-breaking, says UN

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The United Nations has disclosed that a record number of countries are expected to sign the historic climate agreement adopted last December in Paris at a signing ceremony scheduled for New York on 22 April this year. The event will be hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. More than 130 countries have confirmed that they will sign the Paris Agreement ...

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India to ratify Paris Agreement on April 22

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India, along with 100 other nations, will ratify the Paris “COP 21 Global Climate Agreement” in New York on April 22, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said in Mumbai on Saturday. “The COP 21 agreement would be ratified at a high level signing ceremony to be convened at the UN Headquarters in New York on April 22,” Javadekar said at a symposium at ...

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Papua New Guinea submits first NDCs

Peter O'Neill

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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Net-zero emissions may become law in the UK

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Energy minister Andrea Leadson tells MPs the Government is seeking to commit to capture ‘the momentum of Paris’ A key Paris climate treaty commitment to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions will be enshrined in UK law, the Government has said. Energy minister Andrea Leadsom told MPs that the Government wanted to capture “the momentum of Paris” and would seek to ...

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Ban Ki-moon formally invites world leaders to sign Paris Agreement

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has officially invited all world leaders to a signing ceremony on 22 April for the historic climate agreement that was reached in Paris in December last year. The signing event will take place at UN Headquarters in New York on the first day the agreement will be open for signature, which coincides with the observance ...

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Post-COP21: How Paris Agreement can take effect

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The Paris Agreement was adopted in December, but further steps are needed in 2016 to bring it into effect. The first date to look for is April 22, 2016, when heads of state have been invited to a signing ceremony at the UN. The World Resources Institute’s (WRI) Eliza Northrop and Katherine Ross detail the timeline and process The world rightly celebrated when 195 countries signed onto ...

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