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Report says most developed countries on track to meet their 2020 emission reduction targets

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A new report released by UN Climate Change reveals that, between 1990 and 2018, the greenhouse gas emissions of developed countries decreased by 13%, with emissions falling by just 3.4 % between 2010 and 2018. Wind, solar and other renewable energy sources added 138GW to global power capacity in 2016, up 8% from the 127.5GW added in 2015. Photo credit: ...

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Leaders address key global crises at UN virtual summit

Patricia Espinosa

At the 20th UN Global Compact Leaders Summit  that held from June 15 to 16, 2020,  leaders from government, civil society and the United Nations discussed how business can support countries and communities around the world to recover better, recover stronger and recover together from three global crises – health, inequality and climate. Patricia Espinosa, UN Climate Change Executive Secretary UN ...

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UN Climate Change process steps up action on deforestation

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The number of countries providing information and data to the UN Climate Change secretariat on forest-related mitigation actions continues to rise. This increases transparency on global efforts to curb rising greenhouse gas emissions. Deforestation in Peru. Photo credit: archive.peruthisweek.com In addition, systems for measuring, reporting and verifying forest-related emissions by developing country Parties to the UN Climate Change process have ...

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Participants explore NDCs challenges at UN’s June Momentum event

Carolina Schmidt

“Where do we stand with Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs): Enhancing action on climate change in 2020” was the theme of a key virtual high-level event held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 as part of the June Momentum initiative by UN Climate Change. Chilean Minister of Environment and President of COP25, Carolina Schmidt NDCs are at the heart of the Paris Climate Change Agreement and ...

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