A new accounting of global climate action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions finds a broad spectrum of commitments from non-state and subnational actors with potential to support and ultimately outpace governments in their emissions reductions.
The exhaustive review from UN Environment, released today ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS), highlights the Erik Solheimunep Read More
Solar energy dominated global investment in new power generation like never before in 2017.
The world installed a record 98 gigawatts of new solar capacity, far more than the net additions of any other technology – renewable, fossil fuel or nuclear.
Solar power also attracted far more investment, at $160.8 billion, up energy transitionErik SolheimFossil FuelsNils StieglitzRenewablessolar Read More
(Marrakech) – More than 100 high-level business leaders and investors met with leaders from Government, civil society and the United Nations in a show of resounding support and commitment to taking action on the Paris Climate Agreement at the COP 22/CMP 12: High-Level Meeting on Climate Change on 16 November.
Hosted by 2 degrees2030Ban Ki-MoonCOP22David NabarroErik SolheimLa Confédération Générale des Entreprises du MarocLise KingomarrakechNAZCANDC'sParis Climate AgreementPatricia EspinosaSDG'sunepUNFCCC Read More
- 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 1.5 degrees2 degrees20202030Børge Brendeemissions cutsEmissions Gap reportErik SolheimG20hydrofluorocarbonskigali amendmentmarrakeshunep Read More
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 2 degreesErik Solheimhydrofluorocarbonskigali amendmentmontreal protocolozoneParis Climate AgreementPaul KagameVincent Biruta Read More