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UN Climate Change Launches First-Ever Annual Report

UN Climate Change News, 30 April 2018 – UN Climate Change today launched its first-ever Annual Report, laying out the key 2017 achievements and pointing to the future of the climate change process. "Climate Change is the single biggest threat to life, security and prosperity on Earth," said UN Climate Change Executive Secretary

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Climate Change Poses “Incredible Risk” to Cities

Speaking at this year’s Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation in Bonn, UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa warned that the impacts of climate change are “an incredible risk” to many cities throughout the world. “They will affect their infrastructure, their economies, and the lives of people living there. But we

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Stepping Up Climate Change Policy and Action – Important Milestones of 2018

UN Climate Change News, 26 March 2018 - 2018 is poised to be a year full of important milestones where more detailed policy is to be put in place that can unleash higher ambition and stronger action now and in the future. These milestones relate to catalysing increased climate action before 2020,

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New Green Bond Pledge Aimed at Cities, Governments & Corporates

UN Climate Newsroom, 20 March 2018 - The Green Bond Pledge is a new initiative that seeks to have cities, public authorities and world’s largest corporates commit to increased use of green bond finance to ensure new infrastructure meets the challenges of climate change and contributes to the accelerated transformation of the economy

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One Planet Summit: Finance Commitments Fire-Up Higher Momentum for Paris Climate Change Agreement

UN Climate Change News, Paris, Dec 12 – Today at the One Planet Summit, on the 2nd anniversary of the Paris Agreement, world leaders gathered once again in the French capital to underscore how financial flows are shifting billions and trillions towards a low-carbon future that will benefit peoples and livelihoods. Patricia Espinosa,

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100 Multinationals Commit to 100% Renewable Electricity

RE100, a key group of leading multinational companies dedicated to 100% renewable electricity, has today reached its 100 members milestone. The companies AkzoNobel N.V., AXA, Burberry plc and Carlsberg Group joined the initiative of the Climate Group, which already includes major companies such as Google, Coca-Cola Enterprises and IKEA. The massively ramped up deployment

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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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