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Want a climate solution? Start talking

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With the Paris Agreement now almost a year old and ratified by half of its signatories, the next big word is implementation. But just how do countries make good on their climate pledges? One option is to start talking

November 3, 2016 — As a name, the Paris Agreement trips so effortlessly off the tongue that it would be easy to convince ourselves it’s a single entity. But little could be further from the truth.  Continue reading Want a climate solution? Start talking

Preview: The UN’s COP22 climate talks in Marrakech

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Walls of Marrakech with mountains Credit: Getty Images

Climate change will once again become the focus of global diplomacy next week, as countries gather in Marrakech for the UN climate body’s (UNFCCC) 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22)

November 3, 2016 — In many ways, COP22 will be the nerdy friend to its glamorous Parisian predecessor. Last December, the world’s attention swivelled to France as rival nations finally cooperated to sign the first global climate deal.  Continue reading Preview: The UN’s COP22 climate talks in Marrakech

Climate finance in 2016: 4 reports you need to read

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The Shams 1 solar power plant in Abu Dhabi – one of the largest parabolic trough power stations in the world (Pic: Masdar/Flickr)

Funds for clean energy and climate resilience are flowing, but fuzzy reporting on what counts as green finance makes tracking support tricky

November 3, 2016 — On Monday I wrote about 12 reports you should read before the UN climate talks kick-off in Marrakech, Morocco next week.  Continue reading Climate finance in 2016: 4 reports you need to read