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Opening Speech by Patricia Espinosa at COP23

Welcome to Bonn, and welcome to this year’s United Nations Climate Change conference. Let me begin by thanking our COP 22 President from Morocco, Mr. Salaheddine Mezouar, for your leadership and service to the process. Your contribution is particularly important, as you took on the challenge to preside over the first Conference

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Winners of 2017 UN Climate Solutions Awards Announced

Nineteen ground-breaking initiatives from around the world were announced today, as recipients of the United Nations ‘Momentum for Change’ Climate Solutions Award. The winners underline how Global Climate Action is accelerating, two years after the Paris Agreement was universally adopted and in support of the Sustainable Development Goals. Representatives from the following

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SD Talks Special Series on Climate Action:

Opening Webinar on Paris Agreement and the SDGs with Amina Mohammed Organized by the UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development in partnership with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the SD Talks Special Series on Climate Action is a 7-episode webinar series that aims to advance knowledge and

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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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Climate Change Is A Security Threat

By UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa and Ambassador Melanne Verveer Climate change is a security threat and a vulnerability multiplier. It affects human security, food security, water security, energy security—and women’s security. The security threat starts in places like the Sahel. South of the Sahara desert, the Sahel is hot and arid.

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Climate and Development Agendas Are Inherently Linked

UNFCCC Chief Patricia Espinosa Speaking at the opening of the President of the General Assembly High-Level Event Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Agenda in New York on 23 March, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa said that the sustainable development and climate change agendas are inherently linked. “By looking at climate

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