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Negotiators from nearly 200 countries will convene in Paris in December with the aim of forging a legally-binding international climate agreement. The new pact will incorporate more ambitious national commitments to address climate change than ever before. But what is the proper yardstick for measuring success in Paris?

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The G7's unprecedented pledge to decarbonize the world economy this century is a recognition of simple arithmetic: Our energy-as-usual approach is changing the climate so much that it is a serious threat to our future prosperity.

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11月12日、米国と中国は地球温暖化対策で重大発表を行い、両国の新たな目標を明らかにした。オバマ大統領は、米国の温室効果ガス(GHG)排出量を2025年までに2005年水準比26%~28%削減する方針を表明。一方、習近平国家主席は、中国のCO2排出量を2030年前後をピークとして削減し、2030年までに非化石燃料の比率を20%前後まで引き上げる目標を掲げた。気候変動に関する米中間の新たな連携は、歴史的な転換点となる可能性がある

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The participation of the private sector in financing the transition to low-carbon, climate resilient (LCR) economies is critical. While public finance and policy interventions can mobilise significant levels of private finance, the ability to estimate such mobilisation is currently limited.

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Climate change is an area where the United States needs to lead, says former Governor of New Mexico and WRI Board member Bill Richardson. Doing so will create a better planet for our children and a more prosperous future for our country.

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In the lead-up to this year’s climate summit in Paris, countries are proposing climate actions that will take effect after 2020.

But what about the pre-2020 pledges? The new CAIT Pre-2020 Pledges Map showcases interactive data from 15 developed and 58 developing countries, providing an understanding of what countries have committed to in the short term, and what can be built upon in their post-2020 plans.

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The new U.S.-India agreement on climate change will help turn India’s bold renewable energy targets into reality.

Rather than relying on one major plank, the collaboration is a comprehensive set of actions that represent a substantial step in advancing low-carbon development in India while also promoting economic growth and expanding energy access.

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Despite difficult negotiations in Lima, discussions signaled the positive outlook among development banks for expanding climate finance in Latin America and the Caribbean.

With increasing low-carbon investments, pledges to the Green Climate Fund, and ambitious renewable energy and efficiency targets demonstrate robust political and financial commitments, building momentum for a strong global response to climate change.

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