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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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France bans production of hydrocarbons

French Ecology Minister Nicolas Hulot proposed on Wednesday  (6 September) a bill to end the modest production of hydrocarbons in France, hoping to lead by example. EURACTIV’s partner Ouest France reports. The text will be presented to the Council of Ministers by Hulot, fulfilling a  promise of Macron’s presidential campaign. The law stipulates

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UN Chief says Natural Disasters have Quadrupled since 1970

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres recently stated that "The number of natural disasters has nearly quadrupled since 1970," and that... "The United States, followed by China and India have experienced the most disasters since 1995 and last year alone 24.2 million people were displaced by sudden onset disasters, three times as many

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ETP 2017 maps major transformations in energy technologies over next decades

The global energy system is changing. More people are connecting to the grid as living standards improve around the world. Demand for consumer appliances and electronic devices is rising. New and innovative transportation technologies, such as electric vehicles and autonomous cars are also boosting power demand. The International Energy Agency's latest

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