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Climate action for a sustainable world

In its scale and urgency, the task to limit global warming to well below 2°C is without precedent. It requires universal focus and massive resource mobilisation, which will demand action and interaction from everyone. By Patricia Espinosa Executive Secretary, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) There is only one possible future

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African Businesses Need to Help Shape Climate Agenda

Across the globe, nations have kick-started a new development agenda aimed at ending poverty and reducing risks linked with climate change, pollution and over-exploitation of our natural environment.   This journey to a more prosperous and resilient future has been forged through two powerful and mutually re-enforcing pathways – the Paris Climate

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Open letter to G20 leaders from the mayors of their great cities

As the G20 Summit meets in Hangzhou this week, we, mayors of the major cities within the G20, call on our national leaders to work with us to build a low carbon, climate safe world. In December 2015, you showed vital leadership by adopting the ground-breaking Paris Agreement. This was an

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Water – the Unifying Power for Achieving the SDGs

Under the theme Water for Sustainable Growth, some 3,000 people from over 120 countries are meeting in Stockholm this week for the 26th annual World Water Week. With water crises being listed as one of the top global risks in the coming years by the World Economic Forum, and a

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Climate change ‘mother of all risks’ says Aviva CEO amid calls to end fossil fuel subsidies

A group of international insurers with over $1.2 trillion in assets under management have urged the world's governments to commit to the phasing out of fossil fuel subsidies by 2020. Ahead of next month's G-20 leaders' summit in China, Aviva, Aegon NV and MS Amlin signed a joint statement which called

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Water-Climate Change Nexus on Agenda at World Water Week 2016 in Stockholm

World Water Week is taking place August 28- September 2 in Stockholm, Sweden where more than 3,000 participants from 120 countries will dive deep into the theme “Water for Sustainable Growth,” which includes the implementation of the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Agenda and the Paris Agreement.  The annual

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Financing for Development Takes Centre Stage

Ambassador Peter Thomson, President-elect of the United National General Assembly, has signaled that unlocking finance for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a key challenge of our times. At a meeting in New York convened by the UN Environment Inquiry and UN Women on 24 August, Ambassador Thomson – currently

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20 YEARS OF UN IN BONN—A MIRROR TO THE EVOLUTION OF THE SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGE

BY NICK NUTTALL, SPOKESPERSON AND HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS AND OUTREACH, UN FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE (UNFCCC) AND CURRENT CHAIR OF BONN’S UN COMMUNICATIONS GROUP Over the past six or so months, something quite remarkable has occurred—the world has fulfilled one impossible dream and delivered a suite of dynamic, forward-looking goals

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