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Time to take climate action to next level, UN chief

China’s take on the Climate Action summit in Washington, DC.

May 6, 2016 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged the world’s nations to “take climate action to the next level,” two weeks after 175 governments signed the historic Paris Agreement on climate change in New York. Continue reading Time to take climate action to next level, UN chief

Governments, business leaders urge action on climate change

Approaching the problem of climate change with a sense of urgency

May 6, 2016 — If the world’s governments, particularly those in developing countries, continue to increase their reliance on coal and other fossil fuels, “we are finished.”

That was the sobering assessment of World Bank Group President Dr. Jim Yong Kim during his opening statement Thursday at the World Climate Summit in Washington. Continue reading Governments, business leaders urge action on climate change

Plans for coal-fired power in Asia are ‘disaster for planet’

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The World Bank president, Jim Yong Kim, said that new coal-fired power plants ‘would spell disaster for us and our planet’. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images

Experts have offered stark warnings that proposed power plants in India, China, Vietnam and Indonesia would blow Paris climate deal if they move ahead

May 5, 2016 — Plans to build more coal-fired power plants in Asia would be a “disaster for the planet” and overwhelm the deal forged at Paris to fight climate change, the president of the World Bank said on Thursday. Continue reading Plans for coal-fired power in Asia are ‘disaster for planet’

A global coalition mapping and motivating decarbonization

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Diplomats, business leaders, World Bank staff, and strategic partners gather just before the inaugural High-Level Assembly of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition. Photograph: Joseph Robertson

A coalition of governments, oil companies, and other key parties works for climate action and carbon pricing

April 25, 2016 — Would it surprise you to learn that governments, oil companies, NGOs and major investors are coming together to map—and to motivate—the decarbonization of the global economy?

Continue reading A global coalition mapping and motivating decarbonization