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Adaptation Fund raises nearly $116m in pledges for action in vulnerable countries

Ibila Djibril

Recognising the Adaptation Fund’s tangible and effective adaptation actions on the ground for the most vulnerable and its growing portfolio of work, several contributor governments came forward with new pledges to the Fund totalling nearly $116 million. Ibila Djibril, Chair of the Adaptation Fund Board Coinciding with the 5th Anniversary of the Paris Agreement and Climate Ambition Summit 2020, pledges and ...

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Govt makes clean cooking part of climate change response

Ewah Eleri

Nigeria is currently revising its commitment to the Paris Agreement. It has identified the provision of clean cooking energy as one important effort to alleviate poverty and reduce emissions of harmful gases that cause climate change. Director, International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development (ICEED), Ewah Eleri According to the National Bureau of Statistics, only 10.5% of all households currently ...

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‘Climate Ambition Summit lacked real ambition’ – Reactions trail UN/COP26 forum

Emmanuel Macron

Co-hosted by the United Nations, United Kingdom and France in partnership with Chile and Italy, the Climate Ambition Summit 2020 held on December 12, 2020, exactly five years after the adoption of the Paris Agreement on climate change. French President Emmanuel Macron makes a statement for the virtual Climate Ambition Summit 2020. Photo credit: AP / Yoan Valat Described as ...

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Movement flays Climate Ambition Summit, demands urgent action to address climate crisis

Climate Ambition Summit

The Cop26 Coalition, a coalition of organisations campaigning for urgent action on the climate crisis, has criticised the UK government’s Climate Ambition Summit held on December 12, 2020 for failing to scale up to the climate challenge ahead. British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, at the Climate Ambition Summit. Photo credit: Freddi Mitchell / No 10 Downing Street Since governments signed the ...

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Paris Agreement at 5: Govts showcase commitments at Climate Ambition Summit

Paris Agreement

To mark the anniversary of the Paris Agreement, the High-Level Climate Champions for the UK and Chile on Saturday, December 12, 2020 announce a major update to the Race to Zero campaign, the largest ever alliance of regions, cities, businesses targeting net zero emissions, now numbers over 2,500 members, representing a 30% increase since launching on World Environment Day. Jubilation greeted the ...

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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

Paris Agreement

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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