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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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Dates of Asia Pacific Climate Week Announced in Critical Year for Climate Action

it has been confirmed that Asia Pacific Climate Week (APCW2018) will be convened in Singapore from 11–13 July 2018. The event – which lands two months ahead of both the Global Climate Action Summit in California and New York Climate Week – will be instrumental in demonstrating that there is genuine international

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Costa Rica President Announces ‘Titanic and Beautiful Task’ of Abolishing Fossil Fuels

Carlos Alvarado, the new president of Costa Rica, announced the country's "titanic and beautiful task of abolishing the use of fossil fuels in our economy to make way for the use of clean and renewable energies.  He made the remarks at his inauguration speech Wednesday in front of a crowd of thousands, the Independent reported. The 38-year-old former

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CDM Can Inspire, Inform, Outfit Any New Mechanism under Paris Agreement

UN Climate Change News, 3 May 2018 – The Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which has spurred registration of thousands of climate and development projects worldwide, can inspire, inform and lend infrastructure to whatever similar tools countries choose to build under the Paris Climate Change Agreement. This was the message delivered

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The world’s bleak climate situation, in 3 charts

Every so often it’s helpful — and by helpful I also mean traumatic, so buyer beware — to pull the lens back and take a look at the big picture on climate change and what’s necessary to avert its worst consequences. In the journal Nature, journalist Jeff Tollefson recently offered that magisterial overview of

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Comprehensive Carbon Pricing Guide for Policymakers Released by WBCSD

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development and its member companies—which include Microsoft, Accenture, and 3M—agree that businesses and governments, working together on policy, is the next necessary step in accelerating Climate Action. To that end, WBCSD has created a comprehensive guide for policymakers, Why Carbon Pricing Matters: A guide for

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100+ Global Corporations Commit To Science-Based Targets Aligned With Paris Agreement

More than one hundred major global corporations are now working towards emissions reduction targets aligned with what climate science says is required to prevent dangerous global warming. Announcing their new climate goals today, Electrolux, L’Oréal and Mahindra Sanyo Special Steel are among the latest companies to have emissions reduction targets approved by the Science

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COP24 SERIES – How Can Robotics Help Combat Climate Change?

“Because quite soon – before we’ve reached the end of this century, even – I think that what people call robots will have taken over.” Robots will rule the world? “Well, yes. They’ll be in charge.” In charge of us? “Yes, if we’re still here. Whether they’ll have taken over

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