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December 1, 2015 - 7:18pm

 

Yesterday, the Climate Vulnerable Forum declaration sent a resounding call to make the 1.5°C target real. Today, we continue to focus on the reality of climate impacts. 

December 1, 2015 - 7:16pm
The Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI) was launched yesterday, representing a breakthrough on renewable energy development. AREI could help Africa leapfrog into low-carbon development. As one African dignitary said at the launch: ‘Sunshine should do more than nourish our crops, it must power our homes.’
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December 1, 2015 - 7:14pm

If we don’t honestly and courageously deal with the differentiation challenge, we’re going to get a low ambition agreement. 

December 1, 2015 - 7:12pm

The anticipation of what leaders would or would not announce on climate finance had our hearts pounding. Yesterday calmed some of those nerves. Hot on the heels of Canada’s pledge, other countries joined the party, making commitments to the Least Developed Country Fund. Norway, Sweden and Spain also increased their climate finance commitments.

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December 1, 2015 - 7:10pm

To be Fossil-worthy, you must be cowardly. You must shake with a limp wrist. So yesterday we didn’t give out a Fossil. We gave a Ray of the Day.  

December 1, 2015 - 7:08pm

ECO was pleased to hear so many Heads of State recognise that climate change is already resulting in severe impacts. Leaders of the most powerful countries acknowledged the existential threats to the most vulnerable. ECO hopes that negotiators are listening to their bosses.  

December 1, 2015 - 7:06pm

 

A permanent Action Agenda building on the lessons of the Lima Paris Action Agenda could narrow the gap between current emissions trajectories and those required to limit global temperature rise to below 1.5°C.   

December 1, 2015 - 7:04pm

Yesterday’s Joint Contact Group on the 2013-2015 review saw Saudi Arabia–supported by its shadows Oman and China, attempt to block clear conclusions from ADP and COP’s two years of excellent work on the long-term goal.