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“Life Depends on Climate, Biodiversity Inextricable Link; Let’s Defend It”

UN Climate Change News, 18 July 2018 –  Biodiversity and climate change are not separate issues, and if we are to protect the first one we must address the second, UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa said this week during the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF)

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Achieving Long-term Ambition on Climate Change

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

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Sovereign Wealth Funds Worth USD 3 Trillion Commit to Paris Goals

Six sovereign wealth funds which collectively represent more than USD 3 trillion in assets have committed to only invest in companies that factor climate risks into their strategies, thereby helping to achieve the climate goals of the Paris Agreement. Given the size, long term investment horizons of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs), and

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ICLEI Presents New Strategy for Climate Action and Sustainability

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

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Investors with More than USD 26 Trillion Call for Climate Action ahead of G7 Summit

288 institutional investors with USD 26 trillion in assets under management have issued a new call to climate action to governments​, supported by the UN. In a statement issued ahead of the upcoming G7 Summit in Canada and presented to the UN's top climate change official Patricia Espinosa in London today, the

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Dates of Asia Pacific Climate Week Announced in Critical Year for Climate Action

it has been confirmed that Asia Pacific Climate Week (APCW2018) will be convened in Singapore from 11–13 July 2018. The event – which lands two months ahead of both the Global Climate Action Summit in California and New York Climate Week – will be instrumental in demonstrating that there is genuine international

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