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IPCC: Watershed report shines light on radical actions needed to keep global warming to 1.5C

8 Oct 2018

The IPCC’s latest scientific assessment on keeping global warming to a 1.5°C pathway highlights that massive reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the next decade is critical to protect ecosystems, avoid catastrophic impacts and promote sustainable development. The political will to make this happen must inspire governments to lead  action. The report must input into the Talanoa […]

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IPCC 1.5°C Report: “With evidence from science, governments will have nowhere to hide”

4 Oct 2018

The report, expected to serve as a ‘rescue plan for humanity’,  will show 1.5°C is the new 2°C in terms of impacts and provide detailed signposts for policymakers on pathways to limit warming to 1.5°C    [Listen to the full recording of the briefing] 04 October, Incheon: Civil society representatives at a press conference here by Climate […]

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Civil society organisations react as Bangkok climate talks conclude

9 Sep 2018

9 September, Bangkok: As climate talks end in Bangkok, civil society organisations acknowledge that while there has been progress on the negotiating text for the Paris Rulebook it has been uneven. Substantive issues on finance and differentiation, among others, still hang in the balance. To reach an ambitious deal in Katowice, which includes a strong […]

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Last stretch of Bangkok climate talks must see clarity on finance

8 Sep 2018

Hundreds of thousands of people will demonstrate this weekend against political inaction on climate change even as negotiations lay the groundwork for UN climate talks in December 8 September, BANGKOK: With just two days to go until the Bangkok climate talks wrap up, the glaring void of finance is staring us in the face and […]

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Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) Countries Forging Ahead with Implementing the Marrakech Vision on 100% Renewable Energy

17 Jul 2018

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) Countries Forging Ahead with Implementing the Marrakech Vision on 100% Renewable Energy New York, 17 July 2018: Today, two years after the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) shook the work by announcing a bold vision to achieve ‘100% domestic renewable energy production as rapidly as possible while working […]

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The Announcement of the Climate Vulnerable (CVF) Summit Gives New Hope that the Paris Agreement on Climate will be Implemented

27 Jun 2018

Patricia Espinosa, Co-Chair of the Global Climate Action Summit and Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change, said “The Forum is a clear demonstration of how and why the world needs to address the climate challenge. Not only have its member nations adopted some of the most ambitious climate targets to date, but their exposure to […]

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Climate Action Network welcomes the declaration by 23 nations to step up their climate ambition

22 Jun 2018

21 June 2018: Climate Action Network (CAN) welcomes the declaration by 23 nations to step up climate ambition. The declaration, issued on the sidelines of a week of ministerial meetings on climate change, underscores the urgency for countries to enhance their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) by 2020 in line with the Paris Agreement; put in […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Negotiators make progress in Bonn but ministers have their work cut out for success at Katowice

10 May 2018

Clear signals and commitments on finance can unlock ambition and instill trust to advance work for a strong Rulebook Bonn, 10 May: As talks wrap up here, countries must have a laser focus on advancing discussions towards a strong Paris Rulebook. A fair, robust and transparent Rulebook must inspire confidence among countries to step up […]

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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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