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Experts Establish Blueprint to Gauge Impact of Climate Change on Cities

UN Climate Change News, 9 March 2018 – Experts have established a global blueprint to better understand climate change, its impacts on cities, and the critical role local authorities play in solving this challenge. Cities are responsible for some 75% of global CO2 emissions, with transport and buildings being among the largest

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Paris 1.5C Goal Crucial to Protecting Communities from Rising Seas

A study by scientists from Tufts University, Rutgers University, and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany projects that aiming for the lower global average temperature increase under the Paris Climate Change Agreement could save coastal communities and ecosystems from the most dire consequences of global sea-level change.

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Climate Change and Biodiversity frameworks now require an accelerated implementation

5th annual Plenary session of the IPBES, Bonn, Germany Global body on biodiversity science-policy to address synergies with climate change Efforts to stem global temperature rise may have negative impacts on biodiversity Protecting biodiversity can contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation UN Climate secretariat commits to even closer collaboration

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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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Governments and business must speak “in one voice” to curb climate impacts

LONDON: Sustainable development needs integrated planning across governments, the private sector and research and development “to find innovative solutions” for climate adaptation, said Nomvula Mokonyane,Minister of Water Affairs and Sanitation, South Africa in an interview with The Climate Group for Climate TV. Speaking during COP21 in Paris, the Minister underlines the

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