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Plans for COP23 said to be on track, but…

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Organisers of the 23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have said that preparations for the two-week event scheduled to hold in Bonn, Germany from November 6 this year are well underway and on track to deliver the infrastructure and arrangements needed for a successful meeting that can ...

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France, IUCN collaborate to support global environment, development efforts

Inger Andersen

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has signed a new framework agreement with France for 2017-2020, which aims to support the Union’s work to conserve the planet’s biodiversity and achieve sustainable development. The new agreement focuses on improving the protection and management of the oceans, islands and coasts, conserving ecosystems to combat climate change, reducing the negative ...

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Nigeria ratifies Paris Agreement, becomes 146th Party to treaty

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Forty-nine days after President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in Abuja signed the instrument of ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Nigeria’s endorsement of the global treaty took effect on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 when the country officially presented the authorisation. According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Nigeria’s ratification of the pact will ...

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No new GCF money under Trump – U.S. diplomat

Trigg Talley

A top U.S. diplomat has said that America will no longer deliver money to help poor countries deal with the impacts of climate change. The decision is no surprise domestically. Republicans have long made clear that the Green Climate Fund (GCF) won’t see another dime of U.S. money under the Trump administration. But the comments of U.S. Deputy Special Envoy ...

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ILO, UNFCCC team up to boost climate action

Guy-Ryder

An agreement to promote decent work and a ‘just transition’ of the workforce towards sustainable economies and societies for all has been signed by the UN’s labour and climate change organisations. The move follows the adoption and entry-into-force of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate agreement that aims to deliver a climate stable future ...

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Amina Mohammed: Energy is at heart of Global Goals, Paris Agreement

Amina Mohammed

Speaking at this year’s Vienna Energy Forum, UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed said that achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal on energy, with its targets on universal access, energy efficiency and renewable energy, is central to both the UN’s global goals, and achieving the central goal of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, which is to limit the maximum global ...

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Countries back Paris Agreement with national laws

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A rise in the number of countries that have introduced legislation to support their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Climate Change Agreement was unveiled in a new analysis presented on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by experts and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Analysis by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the ...

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Bonn talks: CSOs want progress on climate pact implementation

Sven-Harmeling

Representatives from Climate Action Network, a network of over 1,000 civil society organisations working to fight climate change in 120 countries, have called on governments to use the ongoing climate talks in Bonn to pick up from where they left off last year in Marrakech in advancing work on the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Sven Harmeling, Climate Change Advocacy Coordinator at ...

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Over 200 investors urge Paris Agreement implementation

Mindy Lubber

Long-term institutional investors representing more than $15 trillion in assets have written to G7 heads of state, urging governments to stand by their commitments to the Paris Agreement at their upcoming Summit in Taormina, Italy on May 26-27, 2017. Underscoring the urgency of action by G7 nations to implement the global climate pact and deliver their emissions reduction commitments (nationally-determined ...

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Understanding dynamics of Bonn talks, Paris Agreement

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The year 2017 is shaping up to be the hottest year on record, resulting in record low sea-ice levels in the Arctic, unprecedented flooding displacing 100,000 and affecting  over a million people in Peru, and the threat of  mass deaths in parts of Africa as the worst drought in memory deepens famine conditions. While this is the world at 1°C of warming, ...

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