Achieving the toughest climate change target set in the global Paris agreement will save the world about $30tn in damages, far more than the costs of cutting carbon emissions, according to a new economic analysis.
Most nations, representing 90% of global population, would benefit economically from keeping global warming to 1.5C 1.5 degrees2 degreesadaptationecosystemsEmissionsGDP Read More
SONGDO, 01 MAR 2018
The first Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board meeting of 2018 concluded today after approving 23 projects, valued together at USD 1,093.5 million of GCF funding.
The new approvals bring the GCF portfolio to a total of 76 projects and programmes, amounting to USD 3,730.2 million in GCF funding to adaptationGCFresilience Read More
The UN Climate Change secretariat has published the Summary for Policymakers (SPM), an annual go-to publication that summarises policies, technologies and initiatives to boost climate action.
The SPM results from meetings throughout 2016 of the technical examination processes on mitigation and adaptation. As a result, and for the first time, the 2020adaptationmitigationParis Climate AgreementSPM Read More
The ministerial round table of eminent leaders, including African ministers, at the International Convention on Water and Climate (ICWC) at Rabat, Morocco, about a month ago, discussed into detail the impact of climate change on water on our continent, and how it should be factored into climate discussions in COP adaptationafricaclimate changeCOP22ICWC Read More
Includes Agreement to End Fossil Fuel Subsidies by 2025
At a meeting in Ise-Shima, in Japan, G7 countries said they would take the necessary steps to secure rapid ratification, acceptance or approval of the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement. In their joint statement, the leaders of the UK, US, Canada, France, 1.5 degrees2 degreesadaptationaviationClean Energyclimate changeclimate financeCOP21decarbonizationEmissionsEnergyG7G7 Ise-Shima SummitHFC'sIndustryParisparis agreementRenewablessustainabilityUNFCCC Read More
Experts Set Out Latest Advances in Bonn
Bonn, May 19 2016 - The measurable impacts of climate change hold great potential to affect the people who live on this planet. From drought to fire to rising seas to extreme weather events, physical climate impacts also hit entire communities. Recent news on adaptationBonncentre iDMCclimate changedatahuman mobilityNorwegian Refugee Councilparis agreement Read More
Remarks to COP21/CMP11 Bureau Meeting
Following are excerpts of remarks by Laurent Fabius, President of COP 21/CMP 11, at the meeting of the COP21/CMP11 Bureau on 11 February 2016.
"One remarkable feature of the Paris outcome is that all Parties can identify with it, and call it their own. This sense of adaptationclimate changeCMP11 BureauCOP21EmissionsEnergyFossil FuelsHFC'sIndustrymaritimemultilaterismparis agreementTransportUNFCCC Read More
The Paris climate-change agreement endorses the low-carbon approach to doing business. More companies now need to embrace the new disclosure regime and set goals to help to meet the new climate targets, argues Paul Simpson, chief executive officer of the international not-for-profit CDP.
When it comes to climate change, there are adaptationclimate changeCOP21economic developmentEnergyfinancial servicesFossil FuelsIndustrystrategysustainabilitytechnology Read More
In international news, United Nations (UN) secretary-general Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday advised a gathering of more than 500 global investors to mobilise $660 billion of clean energy investments by 2020.
The gathering held at the UN headquarters in New York was aimed at kickstarting funds needed to help the world shift to clean 1.5 degrees2 degreesadaptationclimate changeEmissionsEnergyFossil FuelsIndustryinvestmentrenewablerenewable energyRenewablessustainabilityUNFCCC Read More
Climate change and large-scale forced migration are the greatest risks facing the world according to a survey by the World Economic Forum, the organizer of next week’s meeting in Davos.
The 2016 report, published Thursday, highlighted the most significant threats expected over the next decade, based on a survey of more adaptationclimate changedavosimmigrationmigrationmitigationriskWEF Read More