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Investors with More than USD 26 Trillion Call for Climate Action ahead of G7 Summit

288 institutional investors with USD 26 trillion in assets under management have issued a new call to climate action to governments​, supported by the UN. In a statement issued ahead of the upcoming G7 Summit in Canada and presented to the UN's top climate change official Patricia Espinosa in London today, the

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UN Launches New Coalition on Health, Environment and Climate Change

The UN has launched a new global coalition on health, environment and climate change to reduce the annual 12.6 million deaths caused by environmental risks, and especially air pollution. The heads of the World Health Organization (WHO), UN Environment and World Meteorological Organization (WMO) came together for the initiative. At the launch of the coalition last week

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More Action Needed by Insurers to Achieve Paris Goals – AODP Report

UN Climate Change News, 1 June 2018 - The insurance industry, a sector with assets worth around USD 15 trillion, needs to urgently step up its low-carbon investments and prepare its portfolios for climate-related financial risks, according to an Asset Owners Disclosure Project report. Nine out of ten investment strategies in the insurance industry

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Business Demonstrates Bold Action at Paris Agreement Progress Talks in Bonn

UN Climate Change News, Bonn, 2 May 2018 – Organizers of the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) taking place this September in San Francisco have today provided new evidence of how cities, states, regions, businesses and investors are taking climate ambition to the next level. In this way, they are helping to build

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Global Climate Action Summit Seeks Broad Participation

UN Climate Change News, 2 March 2018 – Businesses, governments, NGOs, arts and music organizations, academic institutions, and others can apply to host an affiliate event at the upcoming  Global Climate Action Summit (September 12 to 14) in California this year. The Summit will be co-hosted by California’s governor Edmund Brown, the chief

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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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11 videos that captured the spirit of sustainability in 2017

This year proved that reality is stranger than fiction. Set against a backdrop of climate catastrophes, dismantled legal safeguards, biodiversity loss, the buildup of plastic waste and other global problems, the holiday spirit of 2017 may feel closer to "Blade Runner 2049" than "It's a Wonderful Life." But inspiring breakthroughs and

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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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