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Paris Agreement at 5: Accord is a covenant of hope – Espinosa

patricia espinosa

Statement on occasion of the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement on Saturday, December 12, 2020, by UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC Five years ago, nations of the world came together to adopt the Paris Agreement, an agreement forged by a spirit of multilateral trust and leadership. It is dedicated to the notion ...

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Paris Agreement at 5: Climate leadership key to limit warming to 1.5°C in post-Covid19 era – Campaigners

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Ahead of the UN/UK/France hosted Climate Ambition Summit to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement on December 12, 2020, civil society representatives from Climate Action Network on Thursday, December 10 reminded all governments, particularly rich countries and major emitters, that the commemoration of the Paris Agreement must honour the promises made five years ago through ambitious new national climate targets ...

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Paris Agreement at 5: Biden urged to fulfill climate mandate

Joe Biden

On Saturday, December 12, 2020, world governments will convene virtually at the Climate Ambition Summit to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Paris climate agreement. The meeting takes place in the lead up to COP26, scheduled for November 2021. Joe Biden, President-elect of the United States Eyes are on national governments, who are expected to present bolder climate plans, including COVID-19 recovery ...

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UN ActNow campaign, Baobab Studios seek to promote individual climate action

Melissa Fleming

The United Nations ActNow campaign is collaborating with the award-winning interactive animation company Baobab Studios to promote individual action on climate change and a shift to more sustainable lifestyles. UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, Melissa Fleming Coinciding with the December 12, 2020 Climate Ambition Summit on the fifth anniversary of the landmark Paris Agreement, a special interactive journey on the AWorld mobile ...

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Green pandemic recovery essential to close climate action gap – UN report

Inger Andersen

A green pandemic recovery could cut up to 25 per cent offpredicted 2030 greenhouse gas emissions and bring the world closer to meeting the 2°C goal of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, a new UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report finds. Inger Andersen, Executive Director of UNEP. Photo credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images UNEP’s annual Emissions Gap Report 2020 finds that, ...

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Paris Agreement: Govt initiates policies to address climate change

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The Federal Government of Nigeria on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 says it is providing policies and initiatives aimed at implementing the Paris Agreement to address climate change and other environmental issues in the country. Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammad Abubakar (middle), Joined the rest of the world and Mr Jerome Pasquier, Ambassador of France in Nigeria, at the Petroleum Technology ...

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Fridays for Future launches campaign to limit global temperature rise

Climate strike in India

A growing number of organisations and individuals have signed a text from Climate Strike organisers, Fridays for Future, promising to do everything they can to fight for the 1.5-degree warming target. The promise has been released to mark the five-year anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement and is said to be open for the public to sign. Climate strike in India The activists ...

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Planned fossil fuel high to attain climate goals – UN

António Guterres

The world’s planned production of fossil fuels is far too high to attain the goals of the Paris Climate Accord by 2030, according to a UN report released on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. António Guterres. UN Secretary General Countries must decrease production of coal, oil and gas by 6 per cent per year between now and 2030 limiting global warming to ...

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Assessing Burkina Faso’s greenhouse gas monitoring, reporting and verification system

Roch Marc Christian Kaboré

Effectively launched in 2020, the MRV project is nationally supported by the Ministry of Environment, Green Economy and Climate Change of the Republic of Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré of Burkina Faso As part of tackling climate change, Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) pledged to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in order ...

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Governments urged to submit their NDCs

David Kabua

At the Sustainable Innovation Forum 2020, David Kabua, President of the Marshall Islands, has called on governments around the world to submit their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) ahead of the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement. David Kabua, President of the Marshall Islands Speaking at the event, Kabua said: “A key part of the Paris Agreement is for countries to ...

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