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Paris: Ki-moon convenes high-level event, Buhari to endorse pact

Ban Ki-moon

United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, will convene a special High-Level Event on Entry into Force of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change on Wednesday, 21 September at the UN Headquarters in New York for the deposit of instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession to the Paris Agreement on climate change. With China and the United States formally joining the Paris ...

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How COP22 is crucial to Africa’s green growth


Across the globe, nations have kick-started a new and exciting development agenda aimed at ending poverty and reducing risks linked with climate change, pollution and over-exploitation of the natural environment. This journey to a brighter, more prosperous and resilient future has been forged through two powerful and mutually re-enforcing pathways – the Paris Climate Change Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals of 2015. Patricia ...

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Ban Ki-moon accelerates fresh Paris Agreement drive


Countries are accelerating efforts to join the Paris Agreement on climate change at a special high-level event to be hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday, 21 September. “We must put the aspirations of Paris into action,” the Secretary-General said. “We have no time to waste, and much to gain, from the historic Paris Agreement on climate change ...

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Images: US climate envoy, Pershing, in Nigeria

Nigerian officials

United States Special Envoy for Climate Change, Dr Jonathan Pershing, on Wednesday in Abuja met with Nigerian authorities lead by Environment Minister, Amina Mohammed, to discuss the importance of climate and clean energy cooperation in US-Nigeria relations. Dr Pershing also discussed opportunities for leadership by Nigeria in the implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The visit, it was gathered, ...

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Paris can spur national action, ambition – Regional Dialogues


Tackling climate change will take broad-based action – from towns and cities, the private sector, public and private organisations, even individuals. This fact is clear in the Paris Climate Change Agreement with its strong focus on action by “non-State actors”. Reports just released from five regional meetings reveal the views of non-State actors in developing countries on the Paris Agreement’s ...

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G20 commit to join Paris Agreement

Hangzhou, China

The 11th summit of the Group of 20 major economies (G20) that took place in Hangzhou, China, on 4 and 5 September, reached a consensus on pursuing an “innovative, invigorated, interconnected and inclusive world economy”. To that end, the communique that concluded the meeting on Monday reaffirms the G20 Leaders’ determination to take into account the two major international and interlinked ...

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Ki-moon, Espinosa hail China, US for ratifying Paris Agreement

President Xi Jinping

Visiting the southeastern city of Hangzhou in China on Saturday, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commended the leaders of that country and the United States for formally joining the Paris Agreement on climate change. “Now, by formally joining the Paris Agreement, you have added powerful momentum to the drive for the Agreement to enter into force this year,” the UN chief said in a ...

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US, China ratify Paris Agreement

Obama Netherlands Nuclear Summit

Apart from formally accepting the Paris Agreement, the two countries also announce support for increased action on aviation and refrigerant emissions The ratification on Saturday of the Paris Climate Change Agreement by China and the United States – the world’s top two emitters of greenhouse gases – has brought its rapid entry into force a big step closer. Observers also say ...

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Cities support climate plans, urban agenda

Seoul Mayors Forum

The Seoul Mayors Forum on Climate Change, which took place on 1 to 2 September 2016 in Seoul City Hall in Korea, focused on how leading local government coalitions – the Compact of Mayors and newly formed Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy – relate to the Paris Agreement, as well as the New Urban Agenda to be adopted at the Habitat III Conference. The Forum featured discussions among ...

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Water central in actualising 2030 SDG Agenda, water week concludes, closes

Karin Lexen

World Water Week closed on Friday in Stockholm, Sweden, with participants concluding that water must be recognised as the enabler of successful implementation of the entire 2030 Agenda as well as the Paris Climate Agreement. “Water – the lifeline of our planet – will be needed to achieve nearly every Sustainable Development Goal, and to face the challenges that climate ...

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