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Marrakech Heralds New Era of International Climate Action

(Marrakech, 7 November 2016) - The UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech kicked off today, just three days after the Paris Climate Change Agreement entered into force. At the opening, Morocco’s Foreign Minister and newly-elected COP22 President Salaheddine Mezouar underscored his country's willingness to host the conference as a demonstration of

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World must urgently up action to cut a further 25% from predicted 2030 emissions.

- World is still heading for temperature rise of 2.9 to 3.4℃ this century, even with Paris pledges -2030 emissions will be 12 to 14 gigatonnes above levels needed to limit global warming to 2℃ - Opportunities include enhanced pre-2020 action building on Cancun pledges, cost-effective energy efficiency and stimulating action by

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Paris Enters into Force – Celebration and Reality Check

Patricia Espinosa and Salaheddine Mezouar By Patricia Espinosa, UNFCCC Executive Secretary and Salaheddine Mezouar, President of COP22 and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Kingdom of Morocco Marrakech, Morocco – Humanity will look back on November 4, 2016, as the day that countries of the world shut the door on

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Global carbon intensity falls as coal use declines

China leads the charge for emissions efficiency, but faster progress is needed to meet the Paris climate goals. The amount of carbon needed to power the global economy fell to record lows in 2015, as coal consumption in major economies plummeted. PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) annual Low Carbon Economy Index report has found that

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IPCC Agrees Outlines of New Reports in Support of Paris

BANGKOK, October 20 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has agreed the outlines of two new reports that will help governments implement the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The Panel approved the outlines of Global Warming of 1.5ºC, an IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5ºC

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Countries agree to curb powerful greenhouse gases in largest climate breakthrough since Paris

Reducing emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the Kigali Amendment can prevent up to 0.5°C of global warming, while continuing to protect the ozone layer. President of the 28th Meeting of the Parties to Montreal Protocol in Kigali, Vincent Biruta of Rwanda, brings thee gavel down marking the adoption of the Kigali

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