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Step Up to Solve Climate Change – Be heard in the Talanoa Dialogue

UN Climate Change News, 21 March 2018 - The international response to climate change can get a boost of ambition this year from a Pacific Island tradition called Talanoa, ramped up to a global scale. To be a success, people representing businesses, investors, cities, regions, civil society and others need to

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Finding Ways to Boost Climate Tech Innovation

UN Climate Change News, 21 March 2018 - Last week, experts from around the world gathered in Bonn to identify how key UN bodies can provide technological support and finance to developing country entrepreneurs in order help combat climate change. Incubators and accelerators are important parts of national innovation “ecosystems” - they

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CDP Identifies Gap Between Corporate Intention, Action on Tackling Climate Risks

A new report from CDP and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) shows a gap between the way companies identify climate-related risks and opportunities, and how they are preparing to tackle them. The research into 1,681 companies across 14 countries and 11 sectors disclosing to CDP looks at the four areas of disclosure identified by the Task Force on

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Canada to push ‘plastics charter’ at G7: McKenna at Mexico oceans summit

Canada will use its presidency of the G7 to try to persuade the world's richest and most industrialized countries to adopt ambitious goals for plastics recycling and waste reduction. "We are looking at a zero-plastics-waste charter," Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said Wednesday from Cancun, Mexico, where she was at an international

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Celebrating Gender Action for a Safer Climate on International Women’s Day

UN Climate Change News, 8 March 2018- Today we celebrate International Women’s Day. This year’s theme “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives” is an important opportunity to look at women’s and girls’ rights in the context of climate change, as well as equality and justice with an

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Breaking ground to make climate-smart agriculture ‘the new normal’

Once a conference room talking point, Climate-smart agriculture is now an action item for farmers, extension workers, agribusinesses, and other stakeholders throughout the agricultural sector. In the last few years, CSA—which is an approach to agriculture that boosts productivity and resilience, and reduces GHG emissions- has gained momentum as understanding of

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Arctic has warmest winter on record: ´Never seen anything like this´

The Arctic winter has ended with more news that is worrying even the scientists who watch the effects of climate change closely. The region experienced its warmest winter on record. Sea ice hit record lows for the time of year, new US weather data revealed on Tuesday. “It’s just crazy, crazy stuff,” said Mark

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