Paris Agreement

Political will “absolutely” exists to implement climate agreement

The political will to implement an international climate agreement “absolutely” exists, according to the European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy.

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Small islands push for implementation of climate pledges

Small island states are pushing for the implementation of a UN-backed international climate agreement aimed at keeping global temperature rises to below 2 degrees Celsius; that’s according to the Minister of Environment and Energy in the Maldives archipelago.

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Time to work on climate change agreement: Moroccan Minister

Countries have given life to the UN-brokered Paris Agreement on climate change and it is now time to work on meeting its goal of limiting global temperature rises, Morocco’s Environment Minister has said.

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“Extraordinary milestone” as Paris Agreement comes into force

The official entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change which commits 193 countries to limit global temperature rises to below 2 degrees, is an “extraordinary milestone."

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Additional action needed on climate change to avoid “disaster”: UNEP

Additional action to slowdown global warming is needed at all levels of society, to avoid climate “disaster”.

That’s according to Shereen Zorba, Global Head of Science-Policy networks at the UN Environment Programme, UNEP.

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Global aviation industry signs “historic” deal to cut emissions

The global aviation industry has reached a “historic” deal to cut harmful greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, a senior official with the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has said.

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UN and Africa: focus on African development, climate change and SDGs

Terrorism “threat of the century” says Chad President

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Developing nations need assistance to build “green” economies

Developing nations need assistance to build “green” economies or they will continue to have to rely on fossil fuels and non-renewable resources.

That’s the warning from Amina Mohammed, Nigeria’s Environment Minister and a former Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.

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UN Gender Focus: gender equality, SDGs and climate change

Geneva takes diplomatic approach to gender equality

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Responsible banking starts from “the bottom of the pyramid”

Responsible banking starts with innovating from the bottom of the pyramid, with those most in need of help.

That’s the view of Namita Vikas, Responsible Banking & Chief Sustainability Officer at YES Bank in India.

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