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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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IPCC Agrees Outlines of New Reports in Support of Paris

BANGKOK, October 20 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has agreed the outlines of two new reports that will help governments implement the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The Panel approved the outlines of Global Warming of 1.5ºC, an IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5ºC

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India Deposits Instrument of Ratification of Paris Agreement

India has deposited its instrument of ratification of the Paris Agreement with the United Nations on 2 October 2016. At the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP), held in Paris, France, the Parties adopted the Paris Climate Change Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The

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Carbon Prices too low to adequately reduce emissions

Current carbon prices are falling short of the levels needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change, but even moderate price increases could have a significant impact, according to new OECD research. Effective Carbon Rates: Pricing CO2 through taxes and emissions trading systems presents new data on effective carbon rates on

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UN Says 14 More Countries Will Join Paris Later in 2016 – Virtually Assuring Entry into Force

Ban Ki-Moon Hails Remarkable Response as 31 Join on One Day New York, 21 September—The Paris Agreement on climate change moved closer toward entering into force in 2016 as 31 more countries joined the agreement today at a special event hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Several large emitting countries, which had

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Paris Agreement Sails Past Another Milestone En Route to Early Entry into Force

UNFCCC Head, Patricia Espinosa New York/Bonn, 21 September 2016— The UN’s top climate official thanked the 31 governments who today took the number of Parties to the Paris Climate Change Agreement past the key threshold of 55. For the treaty to enter into force, at least 55 Parties covering at least 55

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World’s most influential companies join RE100 and announce investments in renewable power

Wells Fargo & Co., Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and VF Corporation - owner of many apparel and footwear brands including The North Face, Timberland, and Wrangler - are among a group of world-leading businesses from diverse sectors of the economy that today, during Climate Week NYC 2016, joined RE100 with commitments to 100% renewable power. The eight new

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