The UN climate negotiations (COP22) concluded today in Marrakech, Morocco with countries agreeing to finalize the rules for the Paris Agreement by 2018 as well as other key decisions to advance implementation of the global pact.
Just days ago, the Paris Agreement entered into force. Today, the Parties to that landmark climate Agreement began meeting in Marrakech. Here's what's important about that meeting.
While women played a key role in securing the Paris Agreement on climate change, it's clear that gender equity still hasn't fully permeated UN climate negotiations. COP22 offers several opportunities to change that.
Fair, inclusive rules are needed for the global response to climate change to flourish.
A panel of Ministers and private sector leaders will discuss how to accelerate the financing and implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions to support climate, growth and development.
Today the global community has jumped over the final hurdle to bring the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change into full effect. This marks an historic moment in the global transformation to a safer and more prosperous planet.
The Paris Agreement cleared the final hurdle to enter into force today after the European Union submitted its instrument of ratification to the United Nations and the two thresholds of 55 countries and over 55 percent of global emissions were reached.
WRI hosted a press call with international climate experts just hours before the Paris Agreement crossed the threshold of entry into force on Wednesday, October 5, to give context around this historic moment. The Paris Agreement will enter into force 30 days after the thresholds of 55 countries and 55 percent of global emissions have been crossed.
The UN will host a special ceremony this week for countries to formally join the landmark Paris Climate Agreement. We still need at least 26 countries representing at least 15 percent of global emissions to join before the deal will take effect.
The G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China, this September brings together leaders of the world's largest economies for the first such gathering since the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate. China and Germany, the G20's current and incoming presidents, need to demonstrate leadership to prove that the top 20 largest economies are prepared to galvanize strong action on climate and clean energy.
Under the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change, countries agreed to hold the increase in global average temperature to well below 2 degrees C (3.6 degrees F). While current national commitments are a substantial improvement, projected warming is still on course to produce dangerous climate impacts. Fortunately, several features of the Agreement can help strengthen national commitments over the long term.
The climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany concluded today. This is the only formal round of international negotiations between the Paris climate summit last December and the forthcoming climate summit in Marrakech, Morocco (COP22) in November.
The Paris Agreement forged last December set a new course on global climate action. Now it's time for leaders to roll up their sleeves and determine how to move from commitments to action.
With global leaders headed to New York on April 22 to sign the historic Paris Agreement, now is a good time to mark progress made by countries, regions, cities and businesses on the path toward a low-carbon, climate-resilient future.
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Delivering on the Paris Agreement will require significant investment and finance. The Agreement made four big strides forward to scale up climate finance, but questions remain.
PARIS (December 12, 2015)— Today in Paris, nearly 200 UN delegates united around a global agreement to address climate change, the Paris Agreement. The agreement will bring all countries together into a common framework to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.
"Today, as negotiators haggle over the details of a climate agreement in Paris, my home town in southern India is literally underwater," says Arivudai Nambi Appadurai, WRI India's Adaptation Strategy Head for Climate Resilience Practice. "Chennai has seen 17 days straight of rain, precisely the kind of extreme weather event that experts say will only become more common in a warming world."
What will the final outcome of the Paris climate talks be called? An agreement? A package? A treaty? As delegates make progress crafting the negotiating text at COP 21, there has been intense discussion about its legal form. Here are seven questions and answers to help understand this important issue as we head towards the climate conference's final week.
When leaders signed the original convention on climate change 23 years ago, the occasion had a tone of strong moral purpose and promise. In Paris next week, we have the opportunity to fulfill that promise.