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Laurence Tubiana | A year of renewed climate commitments

For the growing share of the world’s population that understands the existential threat posed by climate change, the beginning of 2017 brought a sense of trepidation. In fact, collective angst was already apparent at the 2016 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, which had just started when Donald

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IMF tells rich nations that greater urgency needed on climate change

The International Monetary Fund has warned the world’s richest nations to have a greater sense of urgency about climate change, a day after the former Australian prime minister, Tony Abbott, delivered a bizarre speech to a London-based thinktank claiming climate change was “probably doing good”. The IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook

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What’s holding back investment and innovation in renewable energy?

Renewable-energy technologies are critically important, both in addressing the risks of climate change and achieving Sustainable Development Goal number 7 (SDG7,) relative to affordable and clean energy. They have also become increasingly cost-competitive: the capital cost of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) energy has fallen by more than 60 per cent since 2010,

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Nearly 400 global investors (managing more than $22 Trillion in assets) urge G20 to stand by Paris Agreement and drive its swift implementation

UPDATE: The following press release has been updated since it was published on May 8, to reflect the new total number of signatories who have signed onto the global investor letter. As of July 3, nearly 400 investors with more than $22 trillion in assets under management have signed the letter. Long-term institutional investors (390 representing more than

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Scientists Warn of Rapid, Unexpected Climatic Shifts in the Arctic

Implementing Paris Agreement Can Limit Damage Press release by the Arctic Council’s Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP):A new scientific assessment of climate change in the Arctic, by the Arctic Council’s Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), concludes that the Arctic is shifting—rapidly and in unexpected ways—into a new state. If

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Christiana Figueres

#2020DontBeLate: ‘We have three years to act on climate change’

Mission 2020 campaign by former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres urges decisive action to curb emissions by 2020 on six fronts Businesses and governments only have three years to act to steer away from a course that will lock in the most devastating impacts of climate change, according to a campaign launched this week by

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