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All About Climate Action Commitments at COP23

UN Climate Change News, Bonn, Nov 17 – As the UN Climate Change Conference comes down to the last day and governments work to complete the final negotiation decisions, it’s good to be reminded of the new wave of climate action that has been announced during COP23 from countries, cities, states, regions, business and civil society. The common message from ...

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Ocean Pathway Partnership Launched at Cop23

A Strategy for the Ocean into COP23 – Towards an Ocean Inclusive UNFCCC Process A COP23 Presidency ocean initiative, the Ocean Pathway embodies the important relationship between the Ocean and Climate Change. The Pathway: • Affirms the Call for Action from the UN Ocean Conference, • Flags the possibility of a UNFCCC agenda item and a work programme by 2019 and ...

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More than 20 Countries Launch Global Alliance to Phase Out Coal

The United Kingdom and Canada are leading a new global coal alliance aimed at accelerating clean growth and achieving the rapid phase-out of traditional coal power. More than 20 countries, including France, Finland, and Mexico, are part of the “Powering Past Coal Alliance” which also brings together a wide range of businesses and civil society organizations that have united for ...

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Italy and UN Launch Fellowship Programme for Climate Vulnerable Countries

UN Climate Change News, Bonn, Nov 16 – The Government of Italy and UN Climate Change have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to launch a new Fellowship Programme aimed at strengthening the institutional capacity of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to respond to the challenges arising from climate change. The new ...

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2017 Yearbook of Global Climate Action Launched at COP23

UN Climate Change News, Bonn, Nov 15 – At the High-Level closing of the Global Climate Action events, the first Yearbook of Climate Action was presented to UN Secretary-General António Guterres by Inia Seruiratu, Climate Champion and Fijian Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management, and Salaheddine Mezouar, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Kingdom of Morocco ...

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UN Climate Change and World Health Organization Team Up to Protect Health from Climate Change at COP23

Bonn, Nov 12 – The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC) signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today to renew the two institutions’ joint commitment to tackle public health challenges emerging from rising temperatures and to help countries boost the efficiency of their response to climate change. The agreement coincides with the UN ...

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Launch of special initiative to address climate change impact on health in Small Island Developing States

Bonn, Nov 12 – Today, at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23), the World Health Organization, in collaboration with the UN Climate Change secretariat and in partnership with the Fijian Presidency of the twenty-third Conference of the Parties (COP23), has launched a special initiative to protect people living in Small Island Developing States from the heath impacts of climate change. ...

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COP23 Kicks Off with Strong Calls to Hold to Paris Agreement Path

UN Climate Change News, Bonn, Nov 6 – This year’s UN Climate Change Conference kicked off in Bonn today with strong, unified calls to hold to the path of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The opening of the conference (COP23, 6- 17 November) takes place against this year’s background of destructive hurricanes, fires, floods, droughts, melting ice and impacts on ...

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HSBC Pledges USD 100 Billion for Climate Action

UN Climate Change News, Bonn, Nov 7 – HSBC bank has pledged to mobilize USD 100 billion in sustainable financing and investment to support the transition to a low carbon economy and to spur green growth worldwide. The announcement coincided with the opening day of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn (COP23, 6-17 November), where governments at all ...

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Kids from Bonn Sing and Act for the Planet at UN Climate Conference

During COP23, the city of Bonn not only hosted the conference, but many cultural events that will help bring climate action closer to people in the city. Students aged eight to eleven from Bonn International School paraded through the aisles in animal costumes as songwriter Bernadette LaHengst and the Children and Youth Choir of Bonn Theater sang “I’m an Island” ...

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