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Clear Low Carbon Pathways Needed for Paris Success

New York, 18 September—United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and global leaders from local governments, the private sector and civil society agreed to accelerate efforts on climate action and to implement the Paris Agreement at a meeting during the UN General Assembly High Level Week. The discussions herald a new phase in

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Countries Prepare How to Check Paris Progress in 2018

Preparations for an important formal discussion next year between countries – known as the “facilitative dialogue” - on progress to achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement were advanced at a meeting in Rabat, Morocco, on September 7-8. The detailed results can be seen in this meeting note from the Presidencies. Preliminary thinking announced

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Governments Tackle Interlinked Challenges of Land Loss and Climate Change

A new UN report says that mismanagement of land coupled with the impacts of a changing climate are key factors responsible for the loss of valuable agricultural land. Current management practices in the land-use sector contributes to about 25 per cent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Globally, 169 countries are

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Identifying Policy Support for Effective Climate Technologies

This month, international experts will meet in Bonn, Germany, to identify policies that can support countries in accelerating the deployment of technologies for reducing greenhouse gases and adapting to climate change – from LED Lighting to climate-smart agriculture. Once identified, the policies will be presented to governments during the UN Climate

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Companies, Organizations Want Climate Action – Survey

In a survey of the private-sector, public-sector and not-for-profits, 94% of respondents felt organizations should reduce their greenhouse gas emissions even when not required to do so by law, and 79% reported they believe climate change poses a risk to their organization. The Imperial College London survey, conducted in consultation with the International

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