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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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Bonn meeting to advance guidelines for Paris Agreement’s full implementation

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In a next round of UN climate change negotiations, nations are meeting in Bonn, Germany from Monday, May 8 to Thursday, May 18, 2017 to further develop the guidelines needed to fully implement the landmark 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement now and over the decades to come. Issues under discussion range from ensuring transparency on the reporting of climate action ...

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U.S. exiting Paris Agreement described as ‘crime against the future’

May Boeve

Momentum has continued to grow daily within the administration of U.S. president, Donald Trump, which is considering the idea of withdrawing the country from the Paris Climate Agreement. Reactions are however trailing the much-talked-about development, whose outcome observers consider crucial to the future of the global treaty that has so far been ratified by 144 countries. U.S.-based not-for-profit environmental organisation, ...

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Destination 1.5: A non-negotiable tool for mankind’s survival

Okun-Alfa

The 4th of November 2016 is a day which I hold dear in my heart and remember vividly, this is because it was my birthday and most especially, the Paris Agreement entered into force. What a coincidence you must say, but to me it was one of the gifts I got on this special day. Nigeria is one out of the ...

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V20 to G20: End fossil fuel subsidies by 2020

Fossil fuel pollution

The world’s 49 most climate vulnerable countries have called on the G20 group of nations to phase out fossil fuel subsidies by 2020 and to ensure that adequate climate finance is provided so that they can green their economies and adapt to the inevitable impacts of climate change. Under the Paris Climate Change Agreement, governments have agreed to limit the ...

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Paris Agreement: ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell, BP want U.S. to stay

Paris Agreement

As U.S. President Donald Trump this week decides the fate of the Paris Agreement on climate change, some unexpected but powerful forces are urging Mr President not to abandon the 2015 deal brokered among more than 175 nations. Surprisingly, it’s the big oil companies who are vocally supporting the climate agreement, joining others in the administration that include Secretary of ...

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Poll: Voters say U.S. should participate in Paris Agreement

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In December 2015, officials from 197 countries (nearly every country in the world) met in Paris at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) and negotiated a global agreement to limit global warming. On Earth Day, April 2016, the U.S. and 174 other countries signed the agreement, with most of the others following suit since then. On Friday, Politico reported that President ...

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Paris Agreement: No new coal plants after 2020 in Europe, say energy producers

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Leading energy companies in Europe have announced that they will build no new coal-fired power plants in the European Union after 2020, in support of the goals agreed by international community under the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement. The central goal of the Paris Agreement is to keep the maximum global average temperature rise as close as possible to 1.5 ...

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