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China and France Reaffirm Commitment to Joint Climate Action

UN Climate Change News, 11 January 2018 - China and France have reaffirmed their commitment to deepen and broaden their cooperation on environmental protection and climate change. At the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, French President Emmanuel Macron visited China this week and discussed a number of issues with the Chinese

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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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Laurence Tubiana | A year of renewed climate commitments

For the growing share of the world’s population that understands the existential threat posed by climate change, the beginning of 2017 brought a sense of trepidation. In fact, collective angst was already apparent at the 2016 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, which had just started when Donald

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French Government Identifies 12 key One Planet Commitments

On 12 December 2017, two years after the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement was adopted, Heads of State, governments, civil society and the private sector gathered in Paris to drive forward climate action. Convened at the request of French President Emmanuel Macron, World Bank President Jim Kim and UN Secretary-General António

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One Planet Summit: Finance Commitments Fire-Up Higher Momentum for Paris Climate Change Agreement

UN Climate Change News, Paris, Dec 12 – Today at the One Planet Summit, on the 2nd anniversary of the Paris Agreement, world leaders gathered once again in the French capital to underscore how financial flows are shifting billions and trillions towards a low-carbon future that will benefit peoples and livelihoods. Patricia Espinosa,

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Paris One Planet Summit to Galvanize Climate Finance for Developing Nations

On 12 December 2017, two years after the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement was adopted, Heads of State, governments, civil society and the private sector are gathering in Paris to drive forward climate action. Convened at the request of French President Emmanuel Macron, World Bank President Jim Kim and UN Secretary-General António Guterres,

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International Solar Alliance Enters into Force

The International Solar Alliance (ISA), a group of 121 solar resource rich countries, has formally entered into force and acquired the status of an international organization. The Alliance, which is headquartered in Gurugram, India, aims to deploy over 1,000 Gigawatt of solar energy and mobilise more than USD 1,000 billion into

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