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Patricia Espinosa Urges Committed Multilateral Response to Climate Change

UN Climate Change News, 24 September 2018 – At the opening ceremony of New York Climate Week, the Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change, Patricia Espinosa, called for more urgency in taking climate action and stressed the need for leadership and a committed multilateral response. The last round of formal negotiations took place in

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Green Economy Overtaking Fossil Fuel Industry – FTSE Russel Report

According to a report by FTSE Russell, a key provider of stock market indicesand associated data , the green economy is now worth as much as the fossil fuel sector and offers more significant and safe investment opportunities, pointing towards even more significant growth in the future. The green economy is defined as an

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UN and Partners Urge Businesses, Cities and Regions to Disclose their Carbon Pollution

California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., United Nations Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa and Mahindra Group CEO Anand Mahindra have joined forces to spur more businesses, cities, states and regions to transparently report carbon emissions and progress toward meeting verifiable emissions reduction goals. “Tracking and reporting carbon pollution keeps governments and

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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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Celebrating Gender Action for a Safer Climate on International Women’s Day

UN Climate Change News, 8 March 2018- Today we celebrate International Women’s Day. This year’s theme “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives” is an important opportunity to look at women’s and girls’ rights in the context of climate change, as well as equality and justice with an

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Global Climate Action Summit Seeks Broad Participation

UN Climate Change News, 2 March 2018 – Businesses, governments, NGOs, arts and music organizations, academic institutions, and others can apply to host an affiliate event at the upcoming  Global Climate Action Summit (September 12 to 14) in California this year. The Summit will be co-hosted by California’s governor Edmund Brown, the chief

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UN Opens Talanoa Dialogue Portal, Aiming for Higher Climate Ambition

UN Climate Change News, Bonn, 26 January, 2018 – The UN Climate Change secretariat today launched a new portal to support the Talanoa Dialogue, an important international conversation in which countries will check progress and seek to increase global ambition to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Through the portal,

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From COP23 to a Sustainable 21st Century

At the UN Climate Change Conference COP23 in Bonn, Germany, which ended last week, the nations of the world agreed to launch the next steps towards higher climate action ambition before 2020. And they made progress towards completing the guidelines necessary to fully and rapidly implement the Paris Climate Change

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