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UN Calls on Investors to Align Portfolios with Paris Agreement

UN Climate Change News, 1 February 2018 - Greater ambition to divest from fossil fuel investments and consistent climate action is needed from the global investor community to accelerate the move towards a low-carbon economy and a climate-resilient future, top UN officials said at a major investor summit in New York

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Untapped potential for climate action: Renewable energy in Nationally Determined Contributions

Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are a cornerstone of the Paris Agreement on climate change. They set out the actions that countries plan to undertake to achieve the agreement’s objectives, focused on limiting the rise in average global temperatures to well below 2°C, ideally to 1.5 °C. Renewable energy – increasingly recognised

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To finance the energy transition, EU leaders must restore their ambition

The investment case for low-carbon energy is strong: increased economic growth and jobs, reduced transition risks, and the most cost-effective pathway to realising the goals of the Paris Agreement. Why, then, are EU energy ministers so reluctant to provide the legislative framework required to shift the trillions? writes Stephanie Pfeifer. Stephanie

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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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Turning to renewables: Climate-safe energy solutions

The Paris Agreement has called for reducing carbon emissions worldwide. But to sufficiently limit the rise in global temperatures, energy use would have to be completely decarbonised in less than 50 years, even amid the expected tripling of the world’s economy by 2060. This means renewable energy – already growing

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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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Investors Worth $26.3 Trillion Push 100 Top Emitters To Align with Paris Goals

Climate Action 100+ Press Release Paris, 12 December 2017 - 225 of the most influential global institutional investors with more than USD $26.3 trillion in assets under management today launched a new collaborative initiative to engage with the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters so these companies step up their actions on

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‘Planet at a crossroads’: climate summit makes progress but leaves much to do

The world’s nations were confident they were making important progress in turning continued political commitment into real world action, as the global climate change summit in Bonn was drawing to a close on Friday. The UN talks were tasked with the vital, if unglamorous, task of converting the unprecedented global agreement sealed in

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