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UN Steps up Action to Make Urban Spaces More Climate-Resilient

UN Climate Change News –  The 9th World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur concluded this week with a call to use the new urban agenda as an accelerator to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and support climate action. According to the UN, the world’s urban population is expected to grow by 2.5 billion by 2050, with over

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Africa Climate Week To Shape, Drive Climate Action

UN Climate Change News, 12 February 2018 – Public and private sector organizations and companies are invited to help shape and drive climate action at the first Africa Climate Week, 9-13 April 2018, in Nairobi, Kenya. The programme has been posted, and to date participants can join seven main events. More are sought, whether the events are

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UK Sports Sprints to Save the Planet

UN Climate Change News, 7 February 2018 - Climate change and its impacts on sport in the UK is spotlighted in a new report published by the Climate Coalition, a group of leading non-governmental organizations. The study, which also highlights how football, cricket, golf and winter sports are responding, has important messages for sports

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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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Shaping an under 2°c world – new report

LONDON: A report released today by the Under2 Coalition – for which The Climate Group acts as secretariat – showcases how member jurisdictions around the world are developing world-leading policies to accelerate global climate action. Under2 Coalition highlights – 2017 summarizes the last 12 months of activity from the pioneering Coalition, which now encompasses 205 governments representing more

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Damage from Natural Disasters almost Doubled in 2017 Compared to 2016

According to German reinsurer Munich RE, natural disasters caused more damage in 2017 than in any the previous five years, with much of the damage caused by extreme weather events linked to climate change, above all severe hurricanes, flooding and fires. Last year, natural disasters caused USD 330 billion worth of damage,

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Paris One Planet Summit to Galvanize Climate Finance for Developing Nations

On 12 December 2017, two years after the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement was adopted, Heads of State, governments, civil society and the private sector are gathering in Paris to drive forward climate action. Convened at the request of French President Emmanuel Macron, World Bank President Jim Kim and UN Secretary-General António Guterres,

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