WASHINGTON (September 3, 2016)— President Obama and President Xi jointly announced that the United States and China have joined the Paris Agreement on climate change, just before world leaders meet at the G20 Summit in China.
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NAIROBI (September 2, 2016)— On September 8, the Kenya Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Regional Development Authorities, and the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) will host an official event and press briefing to announce Kenya’s national restoration commitment, as well as launch new restoration opportunity maps, a technical report and website.
WASHINGTON (August 22, 2016)—The 2016 G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China is just around the corner, September 4-5, and will be the first G20 Summit since the Paris Agreement was reached last December. Many are looking to the G20 for a clear signal from world leaders that the message of Paris was received, and that member countries are putting climate and clean energy action at the heart of their growth agendas.
BANGKOK (July 25, 2016) – On July 26, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will host a press conference to launch a new social marketing campaign promoting motorcycle helmet use and a presentation of findings from the Cities Safer by Design report.
WASHINGTON (July 22, 2016) - Today in Bonn, Germany, Barbara Hendricks, Germany’s Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, is convening the inaugural meeting of a high-level international initiative to protect forests: the Global Restoration Council. The Council is made up of members from governments, civil society, and the private sector. This is the Council’s first official meeting.
2015 was a watershed year. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted at a special summit of the UN General Assembly, and the new international climate agreement concluded in Paris in December, provide for the first time in history a set of strong frameworks for accelerated action by all to meet shared and ambitious climate protection and sustainable development goals.
WASHINGTON (June 30, 2016)– WRI is pleased to announce that Carole Excell, Project Director of The Access Initiative (TAI) at WRI, has been selected to serve as the sole external member of United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Access to Information Panel.
WASHINGTON (June 29, 2016)— Leaders from the United States, Canada and Mexico announced a comprehensive suite of new collaborative measures to combat climate change, meet their respective emissions targets and expand clean energy opportunities at the North American Leadership Summit in Ottawa, Canada.
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