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UK Sports Sprints to Save the Planet

UN Climate Change News, 7 February 2018 - Climate change and its impacts on sport in the UK is spotlighted in a new report published by the Climate Coalition, a group of leading non-governmental organizations. The study, which also highlights how football, cricket, golf and winter sports are responding, has important messages for sports

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UN Opens Talanoa Dialogue Portal, Aiming for Higher Climate Ambition

UN Climate Change News, Bonn, 26 January, 2018 – The UN Climate Change secretariat today launched a new portal to support the Talanoa Dialogue, an important international conversation in which countries will check progress and seek to increase global ambition to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Through the portal,

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Damage from Natural Disasters almost Doubled in 2017 Compared to 2016

According to German reinsurer Munich RE, natural disasters caused more damage in 2017 than in any the previous five years, with much of the damage caused by extreme weather events linked to climate change, above all severe hurricanes, flooding and fires. Last year, natural disasters caused USD 330 billion worth of damage,

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UN Environment Assembly Tackles Global Menace of Pollution

Over 4,000 delegates, including heads of state, ministers, business leaders, UN officials and civil society representatives are gathering at UNEP headquarters from 4-6 December to exchange ideas to tackle the global menace of pollution and commit to action. Environmental degradation accounts for nearly one in four of all deaths, or

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South-South Climate Cooperation Strengthened at COP23

At the November UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany (COP23), different countries and sectors came together to mobilize support for developing countries with the help of South-South Cooperation. Collaboration and solidarity to address the threats of climate change is vital to enable a sustainable future for all. The pragmatic South-South

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From COP23 to a Sustainable 21st Century

At the UN Climate Change Conference COP23 in Bonn, Germany, which ended last week, the nations of the world agreed to launch the next steps towards higher climate action ambition before 2020. And they made progress towards completing the guidelines necessary to fully and rapidly implement the Paris Climate Change

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‘Planet at a crossroads’: climate summit makes progress but leaves much to do

The world’s nations were confident they were making important progress in turning continued political commitment into real world action, as the global climate change summit in Bonn was drawing to a close on Friday. The UN talks were tasked with the vital, if unglamorous, task of converting the unprecedented global agreement sealed in

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