This opinion piece was first posted August 28, 2018 on Project Syndicate. It is by UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa and Anne Hidalgo, the Mayor of Paris and Chair of C40 Cities.
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The 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change establishes the long-term goal of keeping global temperature increases to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels (and aiming for 1.5 degrees Celsius) to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), which articulate national climate change efforts in NDCsparis agreementUNDPUNFCCC Read More
ICLEI, an international sustainability organization comprising more than 1,500 local and regional governments, this week announced a new strategic vision to tackle development challenges and climate change at its World Congress in Montréal.
Urban areas account for about 70 percent of global energy consumption and related greenhouse gas emissions. The new ICLEIMartin FrickNDCsparis agreement Read More
The European Council has adopted a set of conclusions on climate diplomacy, highlighting the need for urgent implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change and the SDGs, and reiterating the EU’s commitment to climate action at all levels.
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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 africacarbonLEDSNDCsTalanoaUNFCCC Read More
Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are a cornerstone of the Paris Agreement on climate change. They set out the actions that countries plan to undertake to achieve the agreement’s objectives, focused on limiting the rise in average global temperatures to well below 2°C, ideally to 1.5 °C.
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UN Climate Change News, Paris, Dec 12 – Today at the One Planet Summit, on the 2nd anniversary of the Paris Agreement, world leaders gathered once again in the French capital to underscore how financial flows are shifting billions and trillions towards a low-carbon future that will benefit peoples and livelihoods.
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Preparations for an important formal discussion next year between countries – known as the “facilitative dialogue” - on progress to achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement were advanced at a meeting in Rabat, Morocco, on September 7-8.
The detailed results can be seen in this meeting note from the Presidencies.
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