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Paris climate accord: We’re still in, say U.S. leaders

Michael Bloomberg

President Donald Trump’s action notwithstanding, Americans appear to have stood firmly by the Paris Agreement, thanks to what looks like an unprecedented outpouring of support for the famous climate treaty. Michael Bloomberg, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, on Monday, June 5, 2017 submitted an unique statement of unity from hundreds of U.S. mayors, governors, ...

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Climate action needed to protect world’s oceans – UNFCCC

Patricia Espinosa

The vital link between oceans and climate change is among the issues at the forefront of discussions at the United Nations Ocean Conference taking place in New York from June 5 to 9, which is being attended by the UN’s top climate change official, Patricia Espinosa. The Ocean Conference highlights the necessity of adopting integrated approaches to better monitor the ...

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Authors of IPCC 1.5ºC Special Report hold second meeting

UK Met Office

The authors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C meet from Monday, June 5 to Friday June 9, 2017 in Exeter, UK, for the Second Lead Author Meeting of the Special Report. This meeting, bringing together 86 scientific, technical and socio-economic experts from 39 countries, intensifies work on the Special Report, which will be ...

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Paris Agreement: There’s nothing Washington can do to stop us, says Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg

While U.S. President Donald Trump was on Thursday, June 1, 2017 announcing the nation’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change,  American philanthropist and UN envoy, Michael Bloomberg, on the other hand was doing what appears to be the exact opposite – filling a significant funding gap arising from Trump’s action and ensuring that America and other countries fulfill ...

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Polish city, Katowice, to host COP24 in 2018

COP24-Poland

The city of Katowice was on Thursday, June 1, 2017 announced by the Government of Poland as the venue for the 2018 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change (UNFCCC), or “COP24”. Poland was chosen as the upcoming President by the Eastern European Group, whose turn it is to host ...

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87 countries should account for disaster losses by 2020 – UNISDR summit

UNISDR

At least 87 countries should systematically account for disaster losses by 2020, which first and foremost constitute losses resulting from the impacts of climate change. This is the central conclusion of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction which ended in Cancun, Mexico on Friday, May 26, 2017. The year 2020 is the deadline set out in the Sendai Framework ...

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Croatia emerges 147th Party to Paris Agreement

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović

Two months after the country’s Parliament endorsed the ratification of the Paris Agreement in April, Croatia on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 deposited its instrument of ratification for the global treaty on climate change. The European nation has thus become the 147th Party to the Agreement, closely following Nigeria (146th Party), which also recently ratified the climate pact. However, Croatia’s ratification ...

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G7 must steer capital towards global climate action, says Espinosa

Patricia Espinosa

In an article published recently in “Climate Change – The New Economy”, Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the UN’s top climate change official, calls on G7 leaders to heavily invest in ventures aimed at tackling the climate change scourge Less than two years following the adoption of the Paris Climate Change ...

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Our climate, disaster risks concerns, by Glasser, Espinosa

Glasser-Espinoza

Robert Glasser, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, and Patricia Espinosa, executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, in this joint treatise stress that climate change is not the only driver of disaster risk but it is the joker in the pack as the world tries to understand how it combines with other key risk factors ...

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Bonn talks made limited impact – LDC group

Gebru Jember Endalew

The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany came to a conclusion on Thursday, May 18, 2017 with Chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDC) group, Gebru Jember Endalew, saying that even though delegates made some amount of progress, things could however have turned out better. He said: “The LDCs are pleased that some valuable progress was made during ...

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