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Urgent steps must be taken to reduce methane emissions this decade, says report

Inger Andersen

A Global Methane Assessment released on May 6, 2021 by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) shows that human-caused methane emissions can be reduced by up to 45 per cent this decade. Such reductions would avoid nearly 0.3°C of global warming by 2045 and would be consistent with keeping the goal of ...

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Green Jobs: National ownership to drive just transition

Green Job Assessment policy

The Department of Climate Change (DCC) in the Federal Ministry of Environment has emphasised the need to capture affected communities and workers into the nation’s Green Job Assessment programme to help ensure its successful implementation and transition to a just economy. Participants at the validation workshop on Green Job Assessment policy In view of the above, the DCC believes that ...

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COP25 and COP26 Presidents urge govts to strengthen Climate Ambition Alliance

Carolina Schmidt and Alok Sharma

Ahead of this year’s UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow, the President of the conference, Mr. Alok Sharma, and the President of the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid in 2019, Ms. Carolina Schmidt of Chile, are calling on all countries to either follow through on commitments made under the Climate Ambition Alliance, or to join the efforts ...

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Patricia Espinosa: 2021 crucial for future of humanity

patricia espinosa

Nearly three decades ago, during the Earth Summit held in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, the international community acknowledged the need to address the growing challenges posed by the state of the environment. Several resolutions and agreements emerged from that historic conference, among them the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The ultimate goal of this multilateral initiative has been to prevent unchecked, ...

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Leaders build climate ambition at Earth Day summit

Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has called on leaders everywhere to take urgent climate action.  “Mother Nature is not waiting,” he said. “We need a green planet – but the world is on red alert.” UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres The UN Chief, who made the submission on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at the opening of the two-day Leaders’ Summit on Climate hosted ...

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More financial support needed for climate adaptation – Amina Mohammed

Amina Mohammed

With countries across the world having agreed through the Paris Agreement to a goal of limiting temperature increases to 1.5 degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels to mitigate global warming, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed spelled out on Wednesday, March 30, 2021 at the Climate and Development Ministerial Meeting: “We now need to spare no effort to achieve it in this ‘make-or-break year’”.  Deputy Secretary-General of the ...

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Climate resolution urges Japanese bank to align operations with Paris Agreement

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

Japanese NGO Kiko Network, along with three individual investors, have filed Japan’s second ever climate resolution on a Japanese financial institution, this time on Japanese megabank Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG). The Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group The resolution calls on the company to adopt and disclose a plan to align its financing and investments with the Paris Climate Agreement. The ...

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Banks have poured $3.8tr into fossil fuels since Paris Agreement, says report

JPMorgan Chase

In the five years since the Paris Agreement was adopted, 60 of the world’s largest banks have pumped over $3.8 trillion into the fossil fuel industry. JPMorgan Chase is said to be one of the largest funders of fossil fuels around the world The disclosure was made in a report, titled “Banking on Climate Chaos 2021” released on Wednesday, March 24, ...

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DHL draws roadmap to decarbonisation, invests €7bn in climate-neutral logistics

Frank Appel

The world’s leading logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL Group, is increasing the pace of its planned decarbonisation of the company by investing a total of €7 billion over the next 10 years in measures to reduce its CO2 emissions. Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL Group The funds will flow in particular into alternative aviation fuels, the expansion of ...

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Greater climate ambition urged as initial NDC Synthesis Report is published

Antonio Guterres

UN Climate Change on Friday, February 26, 2021 published the Initial NDC Synthesis Report, showing nations must redouble efforts and submit stronger, more ambitious national climate action plans in 2021 if they’re to achieve the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global temperature rise by 2°C – ideally 1.5°C – by the end of the century. UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres “2021 is a ...

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