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Global ‘greening’ has slowed rise of CO2 in the atmosphere, study finds

natural vegetation absorbs about a quarter of the carbon emissions created by burning fossil fuels
Natural vegetation absorbs about a quarter of the carbon emissions created by burning fossil fuels. Photograph: Kuni Takahashi/Getty Images

Increased growth of plants fertilised by higher CO2 levels is only partly offsetting emissions and will not halt dangerous warming, scientists conclude

November 8, 2016 — A global “greening” of the planet has significantly slowed the rise of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere since the start of the century, according to new research.  Continue reading Global ‘greening’ has slowed rise of CO2 in the atmosphere, study finds

Japan ratifies Paris Agreement after the pact enters into force

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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bows before praying at the altar during the funeral of late Prince Mikasa, uncle of the current Emperor Akihito, at the Toshimagaoka cemetery in Tokyo, Japan, November 4, 2016. REUTERS/Toru Hanai – RTX2RU0K

Japan aims to play a leading role in crafting arrangements that raises transparency in each country’s emission cuts to help accomplish the spirit of the Paris agreement

November 8, 2016 — Japan on Tuesday ratified the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement to cut emissions and prevent climate change, four days after the global pact officially entered into force.  Continue reading Japan ratifies Paris Agreement after the pact enters into force

Advocates urge PH Senate to ratify Paris climate deal after Duterte nod

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Nearly 100 countries ratify or accept the landmark agreement that seeks to curb global warming, but the Philippines is not among them

TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines (Nov. 8, 2016) — As the Philippines marked the 4th anniversary of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), the Paris climate change agreement came into force.  Continue reading Advocates urge PH Senate to ratify Paris climate deal after Duterte nod

Palace: Gina Lopez to attend Morocco climate talks

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NOT YET FINAL. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says plans for her to join the Philippine delegation in Morocco climate talks are not yet final. Screenshot from Rappler

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says she still has to ‘clarify things’ and ‘get more clarity on what the President wants’

MANILA, Philippines (Nov. 5, 2016) — Malacañang announced on Friday, November 4, that Environment Secretary Gina Lopez will attend the next world climate conference, COP 22, which opens November 7 in Marrakech, Morocco.  Continue reading Palace: Gina Lopez to attend Morocco climate talks

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.

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