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UN Climate Change Full NDC Synthesis Report: Some Progress, but Still a Big Concern

UN Climate Change today published a synthesis of climate action plans as communicated in countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The NDC Synthesis report indicates that while there is a clear trend that greenhouse gas emissions are being reduced over time, nations must urgently redouble their climate efforts if they are to prevent global temperature increases […]

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UNFCCC secretariat won’t hold physical meetings in Bonn and elsewhere between Mar. 6 -end of April in response to COVID-19

March 6, 2020 – I would like to inform Parties, observer States and Observer Organizations that after careful consideration and with considerable regret, the UNFCCC secretariat will not hold any physical meetings in Bonn and elsewhere between 6 March and end of April. This decision is in response to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, and […]

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Tennis World Unites in Fight against Climate Change

June 5, 2019 – All four of the world’s Grand Slam tennis tournaments are uniting in the fight against climate change by joining the Sports for Climate Action Framework. Yesterday, the United States Tennis Association (US Open) and the All England Lawn Tennis Club (Wimbledon) announced their joining the Framework and today, Tennis Australia (Australian Open) also confirmed it […]

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UN Climate Change Publishes Overview of Katowice Climate Package

Feb. 18, 2019 – The secretariat of UN Climate Change has published an overview of the Katowice Climate Package, adopted at the UN Climate Change Conference COP24 in Katowice last December. The package constitutes the guidelines for the implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The guidelines establish an effective international system for promoting and […]

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Progress Urged As Bangkok Climate Talks Open To Prepare Paris Agreement Implementation

Bangkok, September 3, 2018 – Against the backdrop of severe and record heatwaves, bushfires, droughts and floods across the world, governments are convening a supplementary meeting in Bangkok to prepare the implementation guidelines of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The guidelines are needed to make the Paris Agreement work fairly and transparently for all. Following […]

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Bridging Climate Ambition and Finance Gaps

Bonn, November 13, 2017 – Raising ambition to act on climate change and raising the large amount of finance needed to do it are so completely inter-connected that governments and the entire financial sector must see it as a single challenge. High-level representatives from across the sector at today’s COP23 Finance for Climate Day highlighted […]

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World Leaders Issue Proclamation Underlining ‘Irreversible’ Momentum at UN Climate Conference

MARRAKECH, Nov. 21, 2016 – Countries accelerated global climate action across a broad range of areas at the 2016 UN climate change conference as they fast-tracked the political and practical aims of the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement. Multi-billion and multi-million dollar packages of support for clean technologies; building capacity to report on climate action […]

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Cities, Towns, Regions Partner to Achieve Paris Goals

MARRAKECH, Nov. 10, 2016 – Cities, towns and regions are making big impacts in implementing their climate commitments by acting locally and partnering globally, a trend which is underlined at today’s Global Climate Action day on Cities and Human Settlements at the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech (COP22, to 18 November). Civic leaders at […]