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Paris 1.5C Goal Crucial to Protecting Communities from Rising Seas

A study by scientists from Tufts University, Rutgers University, and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany projects that aiming for the lower global average temperature increase under the Paris Climate Change Agreement could save coastal communities and ecosystems from the most dire consequences of global sea-level change.

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Keep global warming under 1.5C or ‘quarter of planet could become arid’

More than a quarter of the planet’s surface could become significantly drier if global temperatures rise 2C above pre-industrial levels, scientists predict. The study, which is one of the most detailed assessments to date of future aridity, suggests that many regions could face an increased threat of drought and wildfires. Limiting global

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Isabelle Kocher at COP22: “Affordable solar for all is our best option to tackle emission issues”

Speech of Isabelle Kocher, CEO of ENGIE and Chairperson of the Terrawatt Initiative during the COP22 Side Event “Solar@COP” in Marrakech, the 15th of November. Terrawatt Initiative is a global non-profit organization, bringing together governments, investors, energy suppliers, NGOs and citizens to promote competitive solar power as a decisive tool to address power needs, sustainable development

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Countries Partner on National Climate Action Plans

Co-chaired by Morocco and Germany, the NDC Partnership offers unique platform to empower developing countries to achieve national climate commitments under the Paris Agreement and related sustainable development goals MARRAKECH, MOROCCO (November 15, 2016) – Today at the international climate negotiations in Marrakech, Morocco, developing and developed countries launch a new

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Energy Leaders Accelerate Climate Action – Global Climate Action at COP22

Business and Policy Leaders Commit to Further Action on Global Energy Transition for a Just Climate Future for All Marrakech, 11 November, 2016 – With the Paris Climate Agreement having just come into force, leaders from a wide range of sectors are coming together on Energy Day at the UN Climate Change

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Marrakech Heralds New Era of International Climate Action

(Marrakech, 7 November 2016) - The UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech kicked off today, just three days after the Paris Climate Change Agreement entered into force. At the opening, Morocco’s Foreign Minister and newly-elected COP22 President Salaheddine Mezouar underscored his country's willingness to host the conference as a demonstration of

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World must urgently up action to cut a further 25% from predicted 2030 emissions.

- World is still heading for temperature rise of 2.9 to 3.4℃ this century, even with Paris pledges -2030 emissions will be 12 to 14 gigatonnes above levels needed to limit global warming to 2℃ - Opportunities include enhanced pre-2020 action building on Cancun pledges, cost-effective energy efficiency and stimulating action by

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Paris Enters into Force – Celebration and Reality Check

Patricia Espinosa and Salaheddine Mezouar By Patricia Espinosa, UNFCCC Executive Secretary and Salaheddine Mezouar, President of COP22 and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Kingdom of Morocco Marrakech, Morocco – Humanity will look back on November 4, 2016, as the day that countries of the world shut the door on

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