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Climate negotiators issue consolidated text ahead Paris

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The Co-Chairs of the group charged with reaching a universal climate change agreement in Paris under the UN have issued a consolidated version of the formal “Geneva” negotiating text as a tool to help governments in their negotiations. The document from Co-Chairs Ahmed Djoghlaf and Daniel Reifsnyder covers the substantive content of the new agreement including mitigation, adaptation, finance, technology, ...

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INDC: Kenya’s 15-year climate actions to gulp $40 billion

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The Republic of Kenya has submitted its new climate action plan to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), making it the 49th party to the UNFCCC to do so. Tagged: Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), the document comes well in advance of a new universal climate change agreement which will be reached at the UN climate conference in ...

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Greenpeace: Japan’s emissions cut is one of weakest targets

Ai Kashiwagi

Japan’s government on Thursday, July 17 2015 confirmed a 26 percent cut in emissions by 2030 compared to 2013 as its contribution to climate change negotiation in Paris later this year. The figure, which represents a mere 18% reduction from 1990 levels, is regarded as one of the weakest targets of any industrialised nation. Ai Kashiwagi, Energy Campaigner at Greenpeace Japan, ...

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2 degree: Zero emissions by century-end underlined

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Scientists who met last week in Paris at a major international gathering have said that humanity must achieve a state of zero greenhouse gas emissions by the end of this century in order to hold the global average temperature rise to a maximum 2° Celsius. In a joint statement at the end of the “Our Common Future Under Climate Change” ...

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INDCs: China to slash economy’s carbon intensity by 60-65%

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang

China formally committed to halting the rise in its greenhouse gas emissions within the next 15 years on Tuesday (June 30, 2015), in a much anticipated strategy to help build a U.N. climate deal in 2015. The world’s top greenhouse gas emitter said it would invest more in clean energy and plant more carbon-absorbing forests as part of the plan. ...

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Our stand on COP 21, by Erimma Orie

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It is interesting how time flies and, very soon, it shall be time for COP 21 in Paris, France; six months since COP 20 in Lima, Peru and two weeks since the Bonn meeting in Germany. In the interim the clock ticks, the climate keeps changing, the impact is not abating and our vulnerability keeps increasing. With the international deliberations ...

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UNFCCC asked to kick big polluters out of climate policy

As the Bonn Climate Change Conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) came to a close last week, Corporate Accountability International delivered a resounding call to the parties of the UNFCCC on behalf of hundreds of other organizations and hundreds of thousands people: protect the treaty and climate policymaking from the undue influence of the globe’s biggest polluters. The call ...

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Governments shift gear toward delivery of new climate pact

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The road map to a new universal climate agreement will step into a higher gear over the next two months as the world works towards Paris in December. Governments on Thursday in Bonn, Germany at the close of the UN Climate Talks asked the two delegates who are co-chairing the negotiations to table text in mid-July that begins shaping what will be the Paris agreement ...

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US, EU accused of neglecting land use sector emissions in INDCs

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As countries prepare to finalise a climate agreement in Paris in December, global leaders like the United States and the European Union are releasing intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs), which are country specific action plans that outline how they intend to reduce global warming emissions. An analysis from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) evaluated how the INDCs from the ...

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Lekan Fadina: Road to Paris 2015 (19)

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This piece is on Nigeria’s preparedness and what we can all do to ensure that we all contribute to the Nigeria input to COP21 and beyond. COP 21 in Paris is expected to get the largest gathering of leaders, negotiators, heads of state, business, non-governmental organisations and other stakeholders. It is aimed at reaching a universal agreement to reduce emission and ...

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