MEXICO CITY//WASHINGTON, DC (September 29, 2016)—Building on the positive impact that CTS EMBARQ Mexico has had in promoting sustainable cities and transport, the organization is now transitioning to become WRI Mexico. This will enable the organization to draw on global resources of World Resources Institute (WRI) and address critical challenges in Mexico.
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NEW YORK (September 22, 2016) - Today in New York, a group of over 100 countries led by the United States, including Australia, Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, all 28 countries in the European Union, all 54 countries in Africa, and several island states, announced support for an ambitious amendment to the Montreal Protocol to phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) one of the fastest growing and most potent greenhouse gases, used primarily in cooling and refrigeration.
NEW YORK (September 22, 2016)—Climate change is accelerating the intensity and frequency of extreme weather across the globe, with increasing risks to communities and businesses. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), World Resources Institute (WRI), U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) and a network of partners today launched the Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness (PREP) to help communities, companies and investors use data to improve climate resilience planning.
WASHINGTON (September 21, 2016) - Today President Obama directed the National Security Council to create a 90 day process, involving some 20 federal agencies, to systematically mainstream climate change assessments in all national security decisions.
NEW YORK (September 21, 2016) — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon hosted a special event at which 31 countries officially joined the Paris Agreement on climate change, bringing the total to 60 countries representing 48 percent of emissions that have now officially joined.
WASHINGTON (September 12, 2016) – The UN General Assembly (UNGA) will commence tomorrow, and this year’s calendar of events includes a Paris Agreement ratification event hosted by the UN Secretary General.
NAIROBI, KENYA (September 8, 2016) – The African continent has the largest landscape restoration opportunity of any in the world – but each country has to lead the way and drive action on the ground. Today, Kenya announced a significant commitment to restore 5.1 million hectares of land, nearly 9 percent of its total landmass. The amount of land Kenya committed today represents an area roughly the size of Costa Rica.
WASHINGTON (September 5, 2016) — At the G20 summit in China, world leaders announced some commitments to further integrate climate change and clean energy into the economic growth agenda.
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.
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.
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