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21 09 2021 | 15:17

Statement by the Secretary-General on the report by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Today’s report from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change on the Nationally Determined Contributions of all Parties to the Paris Agreement shows that the world is on a…

19 09 2021 | 10:16

New Coal Projects Declined by 76% Since Paris Agreement

Scientists have warned that coal burning needs to be phased out by 2050 in order to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and avoid the worst impacts of the climate…

10 09 2021 | 14:35

What is the Paris Agreement?

In 2015, representatives from 196 nations and territories gathered in Paris to create a landmark plan to mitigate climate change. Is it enough? In 2015, representatives from 196 nations and…

09 08 2021 | 15:21

UNFCCC: Just over half of countries signed up to Paris Agreement submit NDCs before deadline

This week marked the cut-off date for the submission of new or updated nationally determined contributions (NDCs) to be included in a UNFCCC synthesis report that will be issued later this year,…

17 07 2021 | 13:43

Climate Action Paris Aligned Investment Initiative.

Asset owners, including Europe’s largest public sector pension fund ABP, have committed to net zero emission portfolios by 2050 or sooner. A cohort of new signatories have joined the PAII: Europe’s…

18 05 2021 | 07:03

Third of global food production at risk from climate crisis.

Food-growing areas will see drastic changes to rainfall and temperatures if global heating continues at current rate. A third of global food production will be at risk by the end of the century if…

18 05 2021 | 06:58

African heads of states set for May 18 Paris summit on Covid and economic revival.

A dozen African leaders, several European leaders and a dozen heads of international organizations will be recieved on Tuesday by French president Emmanuel Macron for a summit on the revival of the…

11 05 2021 | 13:34

Net zero: despite the greenwash, it’s vital for tackling climate change.

It might seem odd to find supporters of climate action debating the merits of a concept that science shows to be essential for halting climate change, and which is accordingly embedded at the heart…

27 04 2021 | 10:24

Climate change could cost global economy $23T by 2050.

Climate change's toll on agriculture, disease and physical infrastructure, as well as redirected government spending, among other issues, could cause the global economy to lose $23 trillion, 10…

12 04 2021 | 14:50

Net Zero? What’s that all about?

Zero became the biggest number in the investment world last month. More than 40 more asset managers, including Vanguard and BlackRock, signed up to the Net Zero Asset Managers (NZAM) initiative last…

01 04 2021 | 10:03

Renewable energy growth must speed up to meet Paris goals, agency says

International Renewable Energy Agency says $131tn investment in renewables could be required over three decades. Renewable electricity production needs to grow eight times faster than the current…

29 03 2021 | 09:54

BP board wants shareholders to vote against Paris Agreement climate resolution.

LONDON (Bloomberg) --BP’s board urged shareholders to reject a climate resolution filed by Dutch activist investor Follow This, despite pledging to work with the group last year to draft such a…

15 03 2021 | 11:15

UNFCCC: Climate commitments ‘not on track’ to meet Pairs Agreement Goals.

The UNFCCC has published the Initial NDC Synthesis Report, showing nations must redouble efforts and submit stronger, more ambitious national climate action plans in 2021 if they’re to achieve the …

04 03 2021 | 07:27

CO2 emissions: nations' pledges 'far away' from Paris target, says UN.

Secretary general António Guterres says first assessment of promises amounts to ‘red alert for our planet’. The first assessment of countries’ pledges to cut their greenhouse gas emissions in the…

27 02 2021 | 08:58

UNFCC: NDC Synthesis Report

Bonn / New York, 26 February 2021 – UN Climate Change today publis

26 02 2021 | 09:52

US rejoins Paris climate accord with warning: this year’s talks are ‘last, best hope’.

John Kerry made remark as US officially returned to climate agreement on Friday, 107 days after it left under Donald Trump. The US has marked its return to the Paris agreement by urging countries to…

18 02 2021 | 10:19

Bill Gates admits flying private jet to Paris Accords in new book on how to tackle climate crisis

Billionaire admits his lifestyle makes him ‘imperfect messenger’ on climate crisis Bill Gates has admitted flying on a privet jet to the Paris Accords in his new book on how to tackle the climate…

15 02 2021 | 12:52

Carbon emission cuts need to be 80% more ambitious to meet Paris Agreement targets: Study

Carbon emission cuts need to be about 80 per cent more ambitious to stay below 2 degree Celsius global warming -- considered a threshold for climate stability and climate-related risks such as…

08 02 2021 | 15:04

Reentering The Paris Agreement: Choose Efficiency.

There’s something about Paris. There’s something about Paris. Withdrawing the United States from the landmark international climate accord was one of President Donald Trump’s first actions when he…

03 02 2021 | 08:56

MPs urge Bank of England to align corporate bonds with goals of the Paris Agreement.

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has written to the Bank of England to urge it to demonstrate continued leadership on climate change. The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has written to…