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100+ Global Corporations Commit To Science-Based Targets Aligned With Paris Agreement

More than one hundred major global corporations are now working towards emissions reduction targets aligned with what climate science says is required to prevent dangerous global warming. Announcing their new climate goals today, Electrolux, L’Oréal and Mahindra Sanyo Special Steel are among the latest companies to have emissions reduction targets approved by the Science

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Banking on Sunshine: World Added Far More Solar Than Fossil Fuel Power Generating Capacity in 2017

  Solar energy dominated global investment in new power generation like never before in 2017. The world installed a record 98 gigawatts of new solar capacity, far more than the net additions of any other technology – renewable, fossil fuel or nuclear. Solar power also attracted far more investment, at $160.8 billion, up

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Africa Strives to Turn Climate Threat into Sustainable Development Opportunities

UN Climate Change News – Climate change is a grave threat to Africa and any development gains the continent has made, but ambitious action and investment in response could hold tremendous opportunities. This is the message heard at the High-level session of Africa Climate Week in Nairobi, Kenya, where African policymakers, climate

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New Zealand Bans New Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration

New Zealand will no longer offer new permits for offshore oil and gas exploration, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Thursday "The whole world is going in this direction," Ardern said. "We all signed up to the Paris agreement that said we're moving towards carbon-neutrality, and now we need to act on it." The ban only affects future

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Cement industry urged to reduce ‘invisible’ global emissions

Greenhouse gas emissions from cement production must be reduced sharply if the world is to meet the climate change goals set out in the Paris agreement, a new report has suggested. Making cement and concrete, which is the most consumed product in the world after water, entails substantial emissions of carbon dioxide, from the

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Climate Chaos to Continue in 2018, UN Secretary-General Warns

UN Climate Change News, 3 April 2018 – Scientists are now worried that unless accelerated action is taken by 2020, the Paris goal may become unattainable, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told reporters at the UN’s New York Headquarters. The Paris Climate Change Agreement, adopted by countries in December 2015, aims to keep global temperature rise

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Stepping Up Climate Change Policy and Action – Important Milestones of 2018

UN Climate Change News, 26 March 2018 - 2018 is poised to be a year full of important milestones where more detailed policy is to be put in place that can unleash higher ambition and stronger action now and in the future. These milestones relate to catalysing increased climate action before 2020,

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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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