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Scientists Warn of Rapid, Unexpected Climatic Shifts in the Arctic

Implementing Paris Agreement Can Limit Damage Press release by the Arctic Council’s Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP):A new scientific assessment of climate change in the Arctic, by the Arctic Council’s Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), concludes that the Arctic is shifting—rapidly and in unexpected ways—into a new state. If

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#2020DontBeLate: ‘We have three years to act on climate change’

Mission 2020 campaign by former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres urges decisive action to curb emissions by 2020 on six fronts Businesses and governments only have three years to act to steer away from a course that will lock in the most devastating impacts of climate change, according to a campaign launched this week by

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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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Renewable power is cheapest option today

Renewable power generation costs are already lower on average worldwide than those of fossil fuels and clean energy plants will become even more cost-competitive by 2020, a new sensitivity analysis published by the Carbon Tracker Initiative finds. “Policy-makers and investors really need to question out dated assumptions on technology costs that

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Climate action for a sustainable world

In its scale and urgency, the task to limit global warming to well below 2°C is without precedent. It requires universal focus and massive resource mobilisation, which will demand action and interaction from everyone. By Patricia Espinosa Executive Secretary, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) There is only one possible future

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Four reasons why the US and China ratifying the Paris Agreement matters

  The world’s two leading economies, China and the US, have announced today that their governments will put the Paris Agreement into national law. Their ratification will put significant wind in the sails of the global climate deal, and brings us tantalizingly closer to the treaty becoming international law by the

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China ratifies Paris climate change agreement

  China has announced it will formally ratify the Paris climate change agreement, paving the way for a hotly anticipated joint US-China statement on the fight against global warming later today. In a brief dispatch on Saturday morning, China’s official news agency, Xinhua, said members of the country’s rubber-stamp parliament, the National

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