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Political Leaders Urge More Climate Action and Strong Outcome in Katowice

Political leaders from all regions are multiplying their public calls for nations to step up immediate climate action and to conclude robust guidelines to implement the Paris Climate Change Agreement at the next UN climate talks in Poland in December. Last week, ministers from 36 governments from around the world met

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Circular Economy Is Crucial to Paris Goals – Study

According to a new study by the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra and the European Climate Foundation, an improved circular economy can play a vital role in achieving the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. The circular economy works by extending a product’s lifespan through improved design and servicing, and relocating waste

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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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Business Demonstrates Bold Action at Paris Agreement Progress Talks in Bonn

UN Climate Change News, Bonn, 2 May 2018 – Organizers of the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) taking place this September in San Francisco have today provided new evidence of how cities, states, regions, businesses and investors are taking climate ambition to the next level. In this way, they are helping to build

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Climate Change Poses “Incredible Risk” to Cities

Speaking at this year’s Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation in Bonn, UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa warned that the impacts of climate change are “an incredible risk” to many cities throughout the world. “They will affect their infrastructure, their economies, and the lives of people living there. But we

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Stepping Up Climate Action Before 2020: Experts to Discuss Implementation of Circular Economies

UN Climate Change News, 26 April 2018 - In an effort to step up immediate climate action, experts from around the world will meet on 1 and 2 May in Bonn to discuss the policy options, technological innovations, and best practices on circular economies to achieve emission reductions and generate sustainable

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Africa Strives to Turn Climate Threat into Sustainable Development Opportunities

UN Climate Change News – Climate change is a grave threat to Africa and any development gains the continent has made, but ambitious action and investment in response could hold tremendous opportunities. This is the message heard at the High-level session of Africa Climate Week in Nairobi, Kenya, where African policymakers, climate

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Climate Chaos to Continue in 2018, UN Secretary-General Warns

UN Climate Change News, 3 April 2018 – Scientists are now worried that unless accelerated action is taken by 2020, the Paris goal may become unattainable, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told reporters at the UN’s New York Headquarters. The Paris Climate Change Agreement, adopted by countries in December 2015, aims to keep global temperature rise

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Stepping Up Climate Change Policy and Action – Important Milestones of 2018

UN Climate Change News, 26 March 2018 - 2018 is poised to be a year full of important milestones where more detailed policy is to be put in place that can unleash higher ambition and stronger action now and in the future. These milestones relate to catalysing increased climate action before 2020,

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