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Political Priorities Outlined for COP23 by In-Coming Fijian Presidency

Unity of Purpose Displayed as Nations Make Important Progress on Paris Agreement’s Implementation Guidelines and Other Key Issues Fiji Outlines ‘Talanoa’ as its Guiding LightBonn, 18 May 2017 – The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) May conference closed in Bonn today with Fiji Prime Minister Mr. Frank Bainimarama, the

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More countries are backing their Paris pledges with national laws

Bonn, 9 May 2017–A rise in the number of countries that have introduced legislation to support their ‘nationally determined contributions’ (NDCs) to the Paris Climate Change Agreement, is unveiled in a new analysis presented today by experts and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Analysis by the Grantham

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Renewable energy sources could be cheaper than fossil fuels within 10 years – UN-backed report

3 April 2017 – A new United Nations-backed report has revealed overwhelming consensus that renewable power will dominate in the future, with many experts saying that even large international corporations are increasingly choosing renewable energy products either from utilities or through direct investment in their own generating capacity. “[The report] is

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Fighting Ocean Pollution and Climate Change Is a Two-Front War

Incoming COP23 President share:[fny id="1"] Speaking to Pacific island leaders and diplomats in Suva last week, the incoming President of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn in November (COP23), Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, said his most important goal was to preserve the multilateral consensus for decisive action on climate change

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Climate Change and Biodiversity frameworks now require an accelerated implementation

5th annual Plenary session of the IPBES, Bonn, Germany Global body on biodiversity science-policy to address synergies with climate change Efforts to stem global temperature rise may have negative impacts on biodiversity Protecting biodiversity can contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation UN Climate secretariat commits to even closer collaboration

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COP23 SERIES – How can Blockchain help Combat Climate Change?

[fny id="1"] The current explosion in technological innovations has been hailed as the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR). When compared with previous industrial revolutions, the Fourth is disrupting almost every industry in every country, with the breadth and depth of these changes heralding the transformation of entire systems of production, management, and

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Commonwealth provides ‘impulse’ for climate action, says UN climate body

The Commonwealth and the leading United Nations climate organisation have committed to work closely together to implement the landmark Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Patricia Scotland, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, met with Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), at Marlborough House in London

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