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Statement by the Secretary-General on the IPCC Special Report Global Warming of 1.5 ºC

Earlier today the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its long-awaited special report on global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius. This report by the world’s leading climate scientists is an ear-splitting wake-up call to the world. It confirms that climate change is running faster than we are – and we are

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UNFCCC Secretariat Welcomes IPCC’s Global Warming of 1.5°C Report

Statement on the Summary for Policymakers of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C: "The Global Warming of 1.5C report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirms the need to maintain the strongest commitment to the Paris Agreement’s aims of limiting global warming to well below

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World leaders told they must act over climate change ‘cliff-edge’

Political leaders have been urged to act on the landmark special report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which has warned that strong efforts would be required to prevent disastrous consequences from dangerous levels of climate change. Christiana Figueres, the former UN climate chief who led the historic Paris agreement of 2015,

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Extreme Heat Event in Northern Siberia and the coastal Arctic Ocean This Week

BY METEOROLOGIST NICK HUMPHREY ON JULY 2, 2018 • ( 3 COMMENTS ) This isn’t typically what I would write about in this blog, as I typically cover threatening ocean storms. However, this has implications for the Arctic Ocean and possibly mid-latitude weather. An extreme heat event for this particular region…with high temperatures of greater than 40

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UN and Partners Urge Businesses, Cities and Regions to Disclose their Carbon Pollution

California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., United Nations Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa and Mahindra Group CEO Anand Mahindra have joined forces to spur more businesses, cities, states and regions to transparently report carbon emissions and progress toward meeting verifiable emissions reduction goals. “Tracking and reporting carbon pollution keeps governments and

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Hitting toughest climate target will save world $30tn in damages, analysis shows

Achieving the toughest climate change target set in the global Paris agreement will save the world about $30tn in damages, far more than the costs of cutting carbon emissions, according to a new economic analysis. Most nations, representing 90% of global population, would benefit economically from keeping global warming to 1.5C

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