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Regional governments, alliances crucial to implement Paris pact

Patricia Espinosa

On Wednesday, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Patricia Espinosa, addressed the second Climate Change Summit of the Americas, which ended on Thursday. The summit gathered regional, state and provincial officials to discuss the next steps for the implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement and to and analyse new opportunities to drive the low ...

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India, US commit to implement Paris Agreement

Sushma Swaraj

India and the United States have reiterated their commitment to swiftly implement the Paris Climate Change Agreement and to boost solar energy and other low carbon technologies. During the second India-U.S. Strategic and Commercial Dialogue in New Delhi on 31 August, External Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj and Minister of State for Commerce and Industry of India Nirmala Sitharaman ...

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Investors urge G20 leaders to ratify climate pact

Hangzhou

As leaders of the world’s largest economies prepare to attend the upcoming G20 meeting in Hangzhou, China, 130 investors with over $13 trillion in assets under management (AUM) have written to the G20 Heads of State, urging them to ratify the Paris Climate Change Agreement this year. The investors, from a coalition of six organisations, have also called on G20 ...

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Paris climate agreement may become law this year, Bahamas ratifies pact

Patricia Espinosa

Fifty-seven countries accounting for 59.88% of global emissions have now indicated they will sign agreement before end of 2016 The Paris climate agreement will become international law by the end of 2016 if countries stick to the promises they have made. According to Climate Analytics, 57 countries have now indicated they will ratify or have already ratified the agreement by ...

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What I aim to accomplish at UNFCCC, by Espinosa

Patricia Espinosa

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Patricia Espinosa as the new Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in May this year. The Mexican national comes to the job with more than 30 years of experience in international relations. This includes serving as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico from 2006 to 2012 and serving as her country’s representative to ...

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Nigeria’s climate agenda to adopt gender-sensitive approach

Woman farmer

Nigeria has been asked to take urgent steps to incorporate gender sensitive approach in its implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change with full participation of all stakeholders, especially women. Participants at the National Consultative Workshop on Gender and Climate Change that held last month in Abuja, who made the submission, called on stakeholders to work towards ensuring equal ...

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Big emitters urged to ratify Paris Agreement

Ban Ki-moon

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday in Buenos Aires urged Argentina and other large nations to ratify the Paris climate accord , even as Argentina’s foreign minister said she hoped the country would do so by the end of the year. In December 2015, some 195 countries reached an agreement in Paris that obligates states to take concrete measures ...

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How Akwa Ibom is tackling climate change – Emmanuel

Governor Udom Emmanuel

Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, has said that, in responding to the challenges of climate change, the state has adopted several measures aimed at not only curbing the phenomenon’s biophysical and socio-economic consequences, but also ensuring that it does not negate some of its developmental programmes. Emmanuel, who spoke during the opening of the state’s maiden Climate Change ...

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Foresters emphasise on integration to achieve SDGs

Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali Bin Apong

Key forestry experts from governments, the private sector and NGOs gathered on Wednesday for the opening of the Asia Pacific Rainforest Summit 2016 in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam. Regional leaders reinforced the importance of working in partnership between governments, private sector, forest scientists and communities towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined in the Paris Agreement. Opening the Summit Brunei’s ...

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Cameroon ratifies Paris Agreement

Cameroon's President, Paul Biya

Cameroon has deposited its instrument of ratification of the Paris Agreement with the United Nations, making it the 21st nation to do so. The instrument was deposited on Friday, 29 July 2016. Cameroon had earlier signed the global treaty. Cameroon closely follows Peru, which recently did likewise At the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP), held in ...

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