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High-drama as Paris follow-up summit ends

Dr. Peter Tarfa

United Nations climate change negotiations on Thursday in Bonn, Germany concluded their first session since the adoption of the Paris Agreement in December last year, including the first session of a new body called the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) tasked with carrying out activities related to the implementation of the Agreement. What was touted as a ...

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Reactions trail closing Bonn climate negotiations

Vositha Wijenayake

Expert observers from the Climate Action Network (CAN) have responded to two weeks of UN climate negotiations as they draw to a close on Thursday in the German city of Bonn. Civil society reflected on progress during the session and also on what needs to happen over the coming months, ahead of COP 22 in Marrakesh this November, to swiftly implement the Paris ...

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Interim concrete climate action registry launched

Christiana-F

National climate action intentions are becoming concrete under the Paris Agreement The UN climate change secretariat has launched a new interim public registry to capture countries’ formal climate action plans under the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Known as nationally determined contributions (NDCs), they set out publicly what each country plans to do as part of the Paris Agreement to contribute to the international ...

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Mexican Patricia Espinosa nominated UN climate chief

Patricia Espinosa

Former Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa has been nominated to be the new Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), helping to bolster a 2015 Paris Agreement to shift the world economy from fossil fuels, officials said on Tuesday. Christiana Figueres, a Costa Rican who is stepping down in July after a six-year term as ...

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List of 175 signatories to Paris Agreement

John Kerry

During the 2016 Opening for Signature of the Paris Agreement, held at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 22 April, 175 Parties (174 countries and the European Union) signed the Agreement, and 15 States deposited instruments of ratification. Of the 175 Parties which participated in the Ceremony, 31 participated at the level of Head of State, two participated at ...

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Images: Nigeria delegation graces UN Paris Agreement signing

NY1

Though Nigeria is yet to neither sign nor ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change, the nation was ably represented at the landmark event that saw some 175 countries signing the Paris Agreement at a ceremony at the UN Headquarters on Friday 22 April that observers say far exceeds the historical record for first-day signatures to an international agreement. Environment ...

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Need for urgent action to deliver on climate treaty stressed

Loren Legarda

The 43-member Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) on Friday joined other Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to take forward commitments to fully implement the Paris Agreement. In a press conference held in conjunction with the Paris Agreement Signing Ceremony, the leadership of the Climate Vulnerable Forum emphasised the significance of urgently translating pledges into solid ...

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175 nations sign Paris Agreement, 15 ratify treaty

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In an extraordinary show of support for the Paris climate agreement adopted last December, 175 countries signed the Paris Agreement at a ceremony at UN Headquarters on Friday 22 April that far exceeded the historical record for first-day signatures to an international agreement. The ceremony, held the first day the Paris Agreement was open for signature, marked the initial step ...

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Reactions trail signing of ‘historic’ Paris Agreement

Barbara Hendricks

Representatives from more than 150 countries, including nearly 60 Heads of State, on Friday 22 April gathered at the UN Headquarters in New York to sign the historic Paris Agreement as governments take their first collective step from ambition to action after forging the new, global climate treaty in December. The event, hosted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on Earth ...

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Alliance tags Paris Agreement ‘a dangerous distraction’

Cindy Wiesner

As world leaders prepare to sign the Paris Agreement on Earth Day (Friday, 22 April), an international alliance of grassroots and indigenous leaders is calling the historic agreement “a dangerous distraction.” According to members of the alliance, the Paris Climate agreement has declined to mention fossil fuels, regarded as the clearest cause of climate change. Cindy Wiesner of Grassroots Global Justice ...

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