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Paris Agreement irreversible, say G20 leaders

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Leaders of the G20 group of nations at the weekend stated that the Paris Agreement on Climate Action is “irreversible”, even as they agreed a climate and energy action plan which appears to set out concrete steps to accelerate the world’s transitions to low carbon and greater resilience to climate change. In the leaders’ declaration that emerged at the end of the ...

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Malawi ratifies Paris Agreement

Peter Mutharika

The Republic of Malawi on Thursday, June 29, 2017 deposited its instrument of ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The East African nation thus becomes the 153rd country to endorse the global treaty, after Egypt and Togo, which ratified the climate accord respectively on Thursday, June 29 and Wednesday, June 28 2017. According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate ...

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Most countries falling behind on Paris Agreement, study finds

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Only six of the 22 countries surveyed are moving forward with The Paris Agreement, according to a new Climate Scorecard report. Climate Scorecard compiled a comprehensive report on the status of the Paris Agreement in the Top Greenhouse Gas Emitting Countries. This report ranks each country as “Moving Forward”, “Standing Still”, or “Falling Behind” in terms of their current efforts to ...

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How clean energy can meet most of Paris Agreement’s energy-related goals

Dolf Gielen

Ahead of the G20 meeting which starts in Hamburg, Germany at the end of the week, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has published a report showing that clean energy could achieve 90% of the energy-related CO emission reductions required to meet the central goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Nations agreed in Paris in 2015 to limit the ...

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Investors urge G20 on Paris accord commitments

Stephanie Pfeifer

Long-term institutional investors – 390 representing more than $22 trillion in assets – have written to G20 heads of state urging governments to stand by their commitments to the Paris Agreement at their upcoming Summit in Hamburg, Germany on July 7-8, 2017. Underscoring the urgency of action by G7 and G20 nations to implement the global climate pact and deliver their emissions ...

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Egypt ratifies Paris Agreement as 152nd Party

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

The Arab Republic of Egypt on Thursday, June 29, 2017 deposited its instrument of ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The North African nation thus becomes the 152nd country to endorse the global treaty, after Togo, which ratified the climate accord just a day before on Wednesday, June 28 2017. According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), ...

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Climate action: Paris Agreement can transform Africa

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Speaking at the 9th Africa Carbon Forum in Cotonou, Benin, the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Patricia Espinosa, said that the Paris Climate Change Agreement can be a catalyst for transformative change across Africa, given that Africa’s climate action plans under the agreement are blueprints for attracting private sector investment. She added that integrated action on ...

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Togo ratifies Paris Agreement as 151st Party

Faure-Essozimna-Gnassingbé

The Togolese Republic on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 deposited its instrument of ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The West African nation by the Gulf of Guinea thus becomes the 151st country to endorse the global treaty, after Qatar, which ratified the climate accord on Friday, June 23, 2017. According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), ...

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C40 Cities mayors urge G20 leaders to accelerate climate action

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Mayors of the world’s largest cities, representing hundreds of millions of citizens, have launched a petition urging G20 heads of state and heads of government to deliver on their commitments to tackle climate change under the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The petition highlights the urgent need of taking climate action at all levels, and reaffirms the commitment of cities to implement ...

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Women frontrunners incite support for Paris accord

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Women leaders, under the aegis of the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society, have declared their backing for the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, saying that they are in support of global efforts to realise the landmark accord. At the close of a gathering on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in Rome, Italy, the women declared: “We want to express ...

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