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Espinosa urges ministers to unlock Paris Agreement’s full potential

patricia espinosa

Against the backdrop of the Coronavirus pandemic, the 4th session of the Ministerial on Climate Action (MoCA) took place on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 with a focus on aligning global recovery measures with the Paris Agreement, and improving resilience against future crises. Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC The virtual meeting was jointly chaired by the European Commission’s Executive Vice-President, Frans Timmermans; ...

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Climate action transparency intensifies amid global pandemic

Sonam P. Wangdi

Despite remote working arrangements due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, 59 countries’ national reports, including 18 submissions on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+), have been analysed and reviewed as part of the transparency processes under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Sonam P. Wangdi, Chair of the Least Developed Countries Group The assessments of ...

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COP Bureau reschedules UNFCCC Subsidiary Body meetings to 2021

World Conference Centre Bonn

At a virtual meeting on Monday, June 22, 2020, the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) decided to postpone the UN Climate Change meetings of the Subsidiary Bodies (SB52) until next year. A view of the atrium in the World Conference Centre Bonn (WCCB) in Bonn, Germany, venue of ...

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Nigeria restates commitment to COP26 in 2021

Sharon Ikeazor

As the world grapples with the spread of the novel Covid-19 pandemic with its effects on the environment and livelihood, Nigeria has restated its commitment and support to the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties (COP) with the UK and its Italian partners’ decision to postpone the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference until November 2021. Mrs. Sharon Ikeazor, Nigeria’s ...

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UN reviews action on implementing low-emissions agriculture

ActionAid Agriculture

An information event on agriculture and climate change held during the June Momentum on Climate Change on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 saw countries share their experiences on how to maintain momentum to implement more resilient, sustainable and low-emissions agriculture. Agriculture The focus at the virtual event was the “Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture”, adopted at COP23 in 2017 in Bonn. This includes technical exchanges ...

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Panama launches new programme towards implementing its NDC

Panama RCC screenshot

Panama’s Regional Collaboration Centre (RCC), which supports national climate action, has reached what looks like an important milestone with the launch of a new national carbon footprint programme by the Government of Panama branded “Sustainable Panama: Reduce Your Footprint”. The Minister of Environment of Panama, Mr. Concepción, and Director of the Mitigation Programme, UNFCCC, Mr. James Grabert, provide opening remarks ...

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COP26 delay isn’t postponement of ambitious climate action – Melbourne

Sean Melbourne

The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will now take place from November 1 to 12, 2021 in Glasgow, the United Kingdom. The Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, with the UK and its Italian partners, agreed on Thursday, May 28, 2020 new dates for ...

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How new dates were agreed for COP26

Alok Sharma

The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will now take place from November 1 to 12, 2021 in Glasgow, the United Kingdom. Alok Sharma, COP26 President The Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, with the UK and its Italian partners, agreed on Thursday, ...

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Govts commit to take forward vital work to tackle climate change in 2020

Patricia Espinosa

At a virtual meeting on Thursday, May 28, 2020, the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC committed to take forward crucial work to tackle climate change under the umbrella of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), despite the COVID-19 crisis. Patricia Espinosa, UN Climate Change Executive Secretary The 11 members of the Bureau are ...

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Rwanda, Andorra submit updated NDCs

President Paul Kagame

The Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has received 2020 nationally determined contributions (NDCs) from Rwanda and Andorra. Rwanda’s updated NDC  and Andorra’s second NDC bring the number of Parties to the Paris Agreement on climate change that have submitted their 2020 NDCs to 10. President Paul Kagame of Rwanda (right) during a function. Photo credit: Hope ...

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