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Australia being ‘left behind’ by global momentum on climate change

australia is heading to the meeting in Morocco without having ratified the Paris agreement
Australia is heading to the meeting in Morocco without having ratified the Paris agreement to limit global warming, which comes into force on Friday. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

Climate Institute says the speed with which the Paris agreement has come into force has caught the country by surprise

November 3, 2016 — Australia’s lack of progress on climate change policy is increasingly at odds with global momentum and risks leaving Australia’s economy behind, according to a new report.  Continue reading Australia being ‘left behind’ by global momentum on climate change

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

the shams 1 solar power plant in abu dhabi
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

Water security: huge climate risk, huge business opportunity

2.7 million children – were affected by monsoon rains and flooding
In 2011 in Pakistan, over 5.4 million people – including 2.7 million children – were affected by monsoon rains and flooding, and this number was expected to rise (Pic: UNICEF)

The Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) plans to help millions of vulnerable people better adapt to shocks and chronic stresses and thrive in a more resilient future

November 3, 2016 — Next week I, along with a range of innovators and experts, will take to the stage at COP 22 to discuss how we address one of the world’s most pressing and complex climate issues – water security.  Continue reading Water security: huge climate risk, huge business opportunity

Morocco climate summit faces funding drought due to EU spat

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Funding desert: Row centers on disputed territory of Western Sahara (UN Photo/Martine Perret)
Brussels is withholding €12m contribution to COP22 in a diplomatic row over Rabat’s claim on Western Sahara3

March 3, 2016 — Millions of Euros to help Morocco fund this November’s UN climate summit in Marrakech are being withheld due to a diplomatic spat between the hosts and the European Union.

Continue reading Morocco climate summit faces funding drought due to EU spat