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Marrakech Action Proclamation Expresses Irreversible Momentum On Climate

(Marrakech, 17 November 2016) A shift towards a new era of implementation and action on climate change and sustainable development has been signaled by Heads of State, Heads of Government and Delegations from all over the world through the Marrakech Action Proclamation. The Proclamation celebrates the unstoppable global momentum on climate

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Isabelle Kocher at COP22: “Affordable solar for all is our best option to tackle emission issues”

Speech of Isabelle Kocher, CEO of ENGIE and Chairperson of the Terrawatt Initiative during the COP22 Side Event “Solar@COP” in Marrakech, the 15th of November. Terrawatt Initiative is a global non-profit organization, bringing together governments, investors, energy suppliers, NGOs and citizens to promote competitive solar power as a decisive tool to address power needs, sustainable development

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Countries Partner on National Climate Action Plans

Co-chaired by Morocco and Germany, the NDC Partnership offers unique platform to empower developing countries to achieve national climate commitments under the Paris Agreement and related sustainable development goals MARRAKECH, MOROCCO (November 15, 2016) – Today at the international climate negotiations in Marrakech, Morocco, developing and developed countries launch a new

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Energy Leaders Accelerate Climate Action – Global Climate Action at COP22

Business and Policy Leaders Commit to Further Action on Global Energy Transition for a Just Climate Future for All Marrakech, 11 November, 2016 – With the Paris Climate Agreement having just come into force, leaders from a wide range of sectors are coming together on Energy Day at the UN Climate Change

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Sustainable Transport Can Save Trillions

Greater investment in greener, more sustainable transport systems is essential for propelling the economic and social development that is essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, according to an expert panel report delivered to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today. Finding that global, national and local transport systems are hobbled by inefficiencies

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HABITAT III: UN conference agrees new urban development agenda creating sustainable, equitable cities for all

A major conference on the future of the world’s cities and towns, known as Habitat III, has wrapped up in Quito, Ecuador, with delegations adopting a new framework that will set the world on a course towards sustainable urban development by rethinking how cities are planned, managed and inhabited. “We have

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Boosting Renewables in Cities is Vital to Achieve Climate and Development Goals

Quito, Ecuador, 18 October 2016 – Cities now have an unprecedented opportunity to transform and decarbonise their energy supply and use, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy in Cities, released today on the sidelines of the Habitat III Conference in Quito, estimates

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‘Take strong ownership’ of vital new agenda to create cities of the future, Ban urges world’s mayors

16 October 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged Mayors across the world to “take strong ownership” of a new global agenda for sustainable development in the towns and cities they represent. Speaking to a gathering of some 400 mayors, representatives of local authorities and urban partner organizations, Mr.

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Ban announces launch of new partnership platform to support financing for Sustainable Development Goals

10 October 2016 – Announcing the launch today of a new platform for scaling up innovative finance solutions to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the initiative can help in identifying and piloting innovative finance instruments that can drive

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