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US, China ratify Paris Agreement

Obama Netherlands Nuclear Summit

Apart from formally accepting the Paris Agreement, the two countries also announce support for increased action on aviation and refrigerant emissions The ratification on Saturday of the Paris Climate Change Agreement by China and the United States – the world’s top two emitters of greenhouse gases – has brought its rapid entry into force a big step closer. Observers also say ...

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India, US commit to implement Paris Agreement

Sushma Swaraj

India and the United States have reiterated their commitment to swiftly implement the Paris Climate Change Agreement and to boost solar energy and other low carbon technologies. During the second India-U.S. Strategic and Commercial Dialogue in New Delhi on 31 August, External Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj and Minister of State for Commerce and Industry of India Nirmala Sitharaman ...

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US creates world’s largest marine reserve


The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has welcomed the establishment by US President Barack Obama of the largest nature reserve in the world, done through expanding a marine reserve in the state of Hawaii. “This decision is a powerful symbol of determination to protect the environment. It is a way to strengthen the resilience of societies threatened ...

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US indigenous groups kick against pipeline erection

Dakota Access pipeline protest

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) last week jointly submitted an urgent action communication to four United Nations (UN) human rights Special Rapporteurs. It cited grave human rights and Treaty violations resulting from the construction of the Dakota Access crude oil pipeline in close proximity to the Standing Rock Reservation by the United States ...

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Grassroots leaders, in People’s Caravan, to demand action, justice

Berta Caceres

Daughter of slain Honduran environmental activist and indigenous leader, Berta Cáceres, to join dozens of community leaders on a caravan from Cleveland to Philadelphia On July 20, more than 45 grassroots Indigenous, Latin, Black, Asian, Muslim, and working class white organisers from across the country will board a bus and launch the It Takes Roots to Change the System People’s Caravan from ...

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Farming, forestry top list of jobs most linked to suicide


A US study has listed farmers and foresters among the people most likely to take their own life. The research carried out by America’s Centres for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that those who work in farming, fishing, and forestry are the top most likely to commit suicide, compared to those in other jobs. Published last week, the data was gathered from 17 US ...

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Ban Ki-moon hails US, China’s resolve to endorse Paris Agreement

Obama Netherlands Nuclear Summit

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has commended Thursday’s Joint Presidential Statement on climate change by the leaders of the People’s Republic of China and the United States announcing that both countries will sign the Paris Agreement at a special ceremony at the United Nations on 22 April, the first day the Agreement is open for signature. He further welcomed ...

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‘Atmospheric rivers are connecting the Philippines, US’

Al Gore

Over the past week, the South-Central region of the U.S. has been experiencing devastating downpours and flooding across multiple states. This historic extreme weather, already responsible for several deaths and affecting thousands more, has poured more than 20 inches of rain in some locations. I just arrived here in the Philippines with The Climate Reality Project to train another 800 ...

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Canada, US partner on climate, energy, Arctic biodiversity

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

The Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Mr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, has applauded the Arctic Partnership announced last Thursday by United States President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Washington, D.C. Although focused on climate action, the partnership is said to have far-reaching consequences for biodiversity in the Arctic, including the role of ...

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17 US governors agree to build clean energy future


Seventeen US governors have agreed to jointly pursue clean energy goals, including better energy efficiency and higher rates of renewable energy, modernising the electricity grid and promoting electric and alternatively fueled vehicles. The governors’ Accord for a New Energy Future makes an economic case for expanding cooperation between states on renewable energy by supporting the growth of innovative US companies. The document ...

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