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Is my Island Sinking, or are Sea Levels Rising? 

Bengal is losing ground. Literally. Sea-level rise driven by climate change has already claimed two of the 54 islands in the Sundarbans, an archipelago on the Bay of Bengal. Sitting in a vast, ecologically rich delta at the confluence of four rivers – the Ganges, Padma, Bahmputra and Meghna – the Sundarbans encompass the world’s largest mangrove […]

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Climate action: A great tree is growing

In a few weeks time, the world’s climate change community will gather in Bonn for COP23, just shy of the two year anniversary of the Paris Agreement being agreed by almost 200 countries. That accord is already under pressure, with the Trump Administration threatening the hard-won international consensus that enabled success in Paris. But it […]

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World moves ahead on Paris Agreement

The world is at a crossroads in its fight against dangerous climate change. In the face of  US President Trump’s announced intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, countries and other actors could have decided to reduce and delay climate efforts. Or conversely, they can continue efforts to fully implement the Paris Agreement and accelerate […]

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5 impacts of Arctic climate change

Arctic sea ice is anything but static. Each year, the sea ice grows throughout the dark northern winter, reaches its peak extent and March, and melts again under the midnight sun until September. This year, like the year before, the spring extent of Arctic ice is the lowest on record. Sadly, it’s not surprising – […]

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G20 must act on finance for climate

When the global climate deal was agreed in Paris in December 2015, much credit was given to “political will” that helped rally 197 countries to agree a global plan to act on climate change. Now, another opportunity for “political will” to prevail and deliver concrete actions for the global good will come in the G-20 […]

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Paris Agreement: 1 year after COP21

The Paris Agreement on climate change was adopted a year ago today, in Paris, at COP21. It is essentially a plan to save our planet from the worst impacts of climate change and build a sustainable future for humanity. It was a historic agreement, made all the more remarkable by the momentum for climate action […]

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Paris Agreement: taking it forward

Less than a year ago, 197 countries came together for the first time to deliver a universal climate Paris Agreement. And with it, a promise to work together to limit global temperature rise to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Today, that agreement becomes the law of the planet — entered into force almost […]

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Deal to limit emissions from HFC gas is reached

Vincent Biruta, MOP 28 President, gavels the adoption of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol Last week,  after eight years of negotiations, parties to the Montreal Protocol adopted an agreement to amend the Protocol to phase-down climate-damaging hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by freezing and then reducing their production and use (mostly in refrigerants and air conditioning). The […]

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Climate finance roadmap has gaps

Climate finance of US$100 billion annually by 2020 was committed by developed countries in 2012 to help developing countries take action on climate change. Yesterday, they presented a roadmap showing how they planned to meet this objective. The document projects public finance rising from recent levels of around US$41 billion to $67 billion annually in […]

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Historic aviation deal clamps down on emissions

Unregulated carbon pollution from aviation is one of the fastest-growing sources of the greenhouse gas emissions driving global climate change. In fact, if the entire aviation sector were a country, it would be one of the top 10 carbon-polluting nations on the planet. Countries negotiating the universal climate Paris Agreement last year, held off on […]

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