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Statement by the Secretary-General on the IPCC Special Report Global Warming of 1.5 ºC

Earlier today the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its long-awaited special report on global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius. This report by the world’s leading climate scientists is an ear-splitting wake-up call to the world. It confirms that climate change is running faster than we are – and we are

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5 Ways You Can Take Climate Action

UN Climate Change News, 3 September 2018 – Next week, business leaders, non-profits, citizens, and local government representatives will gather in San Francisco to demonstrate how they are taking climate ambition to the next level at the Global Climate Action Summit, 12-14 September. The unprecedented opportunity for scalable action that will be evident at

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More Effort Is Needed by all Stakeholders to Achieve Paris Goals – Study

A new report finds that while actions by cities, states, regions and businesses can accelerate climate action, more must be done at all levels of government and in all areas of society to hold the global average temperature increase to as close as possible to 1.5 degrees Celsius, as agreed by the

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Progress Urged As Bangkok Climate Talks Open To Prepare Paris Agreement Implementation

Bangkok, 3 September 2018 - Against the backdrop of severe and record heatwaves, bushfires, droughts and floods across the world, governments are convening a supplementary meeting in Bangkok to prepare the implementation guidelines of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The guidelines are needed to make the Paris Agreement work fairly and transparently

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Bangkok Climate Change Conference – September 2018

The resumed forty-eighth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 48-2) and Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 48-2) as well as the sixth part of the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1-6) will take place from 4 to 9 September 2018, at

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At Vatican, Patricia Espinosa Calls for “Ark of Climate Ambition”

UN Climate Change News, 5 July 2018 - At the Vatican in Rome today, the UN’s top climate change official Patricia Espinosa has called for “an ark of ambition” to tackle climate change. Alluding to Noah’s ark, the biblical vessel that saved humanity from extinction, and the need to peak and drastically

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