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Bonn climate talks: Technical issues turning political as countries try to hash out clear options for Paris rulebook

8 May 2018

8 May, Bonn: With just two days left to conclude the Bonn intersessional meetings that will set parties on course for a successful COP24 in December, countries must use the time well to advance progress on several key issues. Alden Meyer, Director, Strategy and Policy, Union of Concerned Scientists:  “I would say that COP24 in […]

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Talanoa Dialogue must lay the groundwork for a political outcome towards enhanced ambition’

7 May 2018

Speakers who were at the Dialogue, representing cities, businesses and civil society share their reflections on the Talanoa experience and outline expectations going forward 7 May 2018, Bonn, On Sunday, parties to the UNFCCC sat down with representatives of civil society, cities, businesses and other non-party stakeholders for the Talanoa Dialogue. The format of the […]

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Bonn climate talks: ‘Week two must cut through the clutter to deliver on key outcomes’

5 May 2018

  The Polish Presidency step up to show leadership to deliver a successful COP24- on a strong rulebook and a political commitment towards enhanced ambition by 2020 Bonn, 05 May 2018: Speakers at a press briefing by Climate Action Network here in Bonn reiterated that although negotiations started well this week, progress has been slow. There is […]

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“Suva Expert Dialogue must mobilise strong action on loss and damage finance”

1 May 2018

  1 May 2018:  The Bonn climate talks will include an important session on loss and damage finance (addressing unavoidable climate impacts that countries and communities simply cannot adapt to). While the formal process for dealing with these severe impacts was launched with the Warsaw Implementation Mechanism born at COP19, no substantial work has yet been […]

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Civil society sets out expectations for climate discussions starting in Bonn today

30 Apr 2018

'The best rules in the world won’t save us if countries aren’t willing to commit to stronger action" 30 April 2018: The current climate talks in Bonn must pave the way for key outcomes at the COP24 at the end of the year. This includes significant progress on the implementation guidelines- the set of rules […]

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Tele media briefing – Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit 2018

16 Apr 2018

Media Briefing: London’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit (CHOGM) must deliver on climate change and oceans   Five speakers set expectations from leaders gathering in London for CHOGM:   –           Camilla Born, E3G Senior Policy Advisor, Climate Diplomacy –           Luke Daunivalu Fiji's Chief Climate Negotiator and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations […]

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IMO: Shipping sector gets on board to tackle climate change but faster near-term action needed to meet Paris climate goals

13 Apr 2018

  13 April: The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has agreed on an initial strategy to decarbonise international shipping and reduce emissions from ships by at least 50% by 2050. While this agreement falls short of the 70 to 100% reductions by 2050 that the Pacific Islands, the EU and others were calling for ahead of […]

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Statement on the withdrawal of Ambassador Khan as Chief Negotiator for the Fiji Presidency

2 Mar 2018

2 March 2018: It is with regret that Climate Action Network notes that H.E. Ambassador Shameem Khan has been withdrawn from her role as chief negotiator for the delegation of Fiji to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Ambassador Khan’s strong and visionary leadership has been instrumental in shaping several important outcomes from […]

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Big Shift Global campaign reacts to World Bank Group’s major commitment at One Planet Summit to end financing for upstream oil and gas

12 Dec 2017

PARIS, FRANCE — Today at the One Planet Summit in Paris, France, the World Bank Group (WBG) made a series of announcements, including a headline announcement that they will end finance for upstream oil and gas projects after 2019, in order to align its support to help countries meet their goals under the Paris Agreement. […]

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Civil Society React to the One Planet Summit

3 Dec 2017

The One Planet Summit is a positive move in the right direction. But governments must step up with faster and more ambitious climate action. Paris – The One Planet Summit saw the emergence of many positive initiatives namely the World Bank committing to stop financing oil and gas exploration and extraction projects by 2019 and […]

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