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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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Philips Lighting delivers one billion LED lights as part of Global Lighting Challenge

November 16, 2017 First company to break through the one billion LED milestone says it is on track to meet commitment of two billion LED lamps and luminaires ahead of 2020 target Savings realized equivalent to the energy generated by 30 medium-sized coal-fired power stations and CO2 emissions from 12

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Calls for Rapid Progress at COP23 as Ministers and Heads of State Arrive in Bonn

UN Climate Change News, 15 November 2017 - At the UN climate change conference in Bonn (COP23, to 17 November), COP23 President and Prime Minister of Fiji Frank Bainimarama called on governments to make swift progress on taking forward climate action and finalizing the rulebook of the Paris Agreement on Climate

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New National and Corporate Climate Action on Forests at COP23

Bonn, Nov 12 – New action from countries and corporations to cut emissions from forest use and establish sustainable forestry management featured at COP23 Forests Day on Sunday. Initiatives from Ecuador, Gabon, Walmart and Mars Inc were welcomed by delegates at the Forests Global Climate Action day at the UN Climate Change Conference in

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Progress on Assessing Adaptation at the Global Level is Needed to Meet Paris Goals

Bonn, 8 November 2017 – Progress needs to be made towards assessing adaptation at the global level to meet the requirements of the Paris Agreement, according to a new UN assessment. The Paris Agreement established the global goal on adaptation of enhancing adaptive capacity, strengthening resilience and reducing vulnerability to climate change, with a

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Opening Speech by Patricia Espinosa at COP23

Welcome to Bonn, and welcome to this year’s United Nations Climate Change conference. Let me begin by thanking our COP 22 President from Morocco, Mr. Salaheddine Mezouar, for your leadership and service to the process. Your contribution is particularly important, as you took on the challenge to preside over the first Conference

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