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Increased scale, scope and actions – hallmarks of climate ambition needed now

(c) Takvr/Flickr – People’s Climate March, Melbourne, Australia, September 2014 In many ways, the Paris Agreement is a masterpiece of international policymaking. Fueled by bottom-up pledges and peer pressure, rather than centralisation and compulsion, it forged international consensus, around a clear vision, on one of the most complex challenges of our time. . It has […]

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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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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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