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COP22 host Morocco’s mosques are going green

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GOING GREEN. A general view taken on September 5, 2016 shows the As-Sounna mosque in the Moroccan capital Rabat. Fadel Senna/AFP

As Morocco counts down to COP22, its people are being exposed more and more to events and initiatives showcasing the country’s involvement in protecting the planet

RABAT, Morocco (Sept. 6, 2016) — Two months before it hosts the COP22 climate conference, Morocco is preparing to launch an ambitious project to turn its mosques green as a commitment to clean energy.  Continue reading COP22 host Morocco’s mosques are going green

India’s solar plans receive billion dollar boost

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Some US$1 trillion will be invested in small-scale solar in developing countries by 2040, BNEF predicts (Pic: Department for International Development/Flickr)

World Bank loan comes off back of major funding pledges from US and Germany as major economies try and wean Delhi off coal

July 1, 2016 — The sun is shining a little brighter on Delhi’s ambitious plans to triple its use of renewable energy by 2030 after $1 billion of funding was confirmed by the World Bank.

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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?

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Why the Paris climate change goals may already be slipping beyond reach

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French president François Hollande talks to UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon before opening remarks at the Paris agreement signing ceremony on Thursday. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

World leaders convened at the UN this week in support of the historic deal, but epic challenges lie ahead if the promises of Paris are going to be put into action

April 22, 2016 — World leaders have failed to come to grips with the epic challenge of phasing out fossil fuels and running the entire global economy almost entirely on clean energy by the middle of this century, experts said this week.

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Five ways to deliver on the Paris climate talks

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‘Summits at Copenhagen, Kyoto and Montreal were attempts to pull us back from the brink of disaster. But they came up short. Paris is a critical breakthrough.’ Photograph: Francois Mori/AP

The Paris agreement was a breakthrough, but it is up to all of us to act as guardians of these new standards – and of our future

April 22, 2016 — Last December, world leaders convened in Paris in an extraordinary effort to find a global solution for reducing destructive carbon emissions – the indisputable driver of climate change – and to prevent our planet from a destructive 2°C increase Continue reading Five ways to deliver on the Paris climate talks

Island states come to UN ready to move on climate deal

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AFTER THE STORM. A handout picture made available by UNICEF on February 25, 2016 shows a child’s toy lies abandoned tattered and torn amongst the piles of debris left behind by the Category 5 Cyclone Winston that flattened the island of Koro, Fiji. Handout photo by Joseph Hing/Unicef/EPA

The world’s island states will come to the United Nations not only to sign the Paris climate deal but to be first in line to make sure it goes into force

UNITED NATIONS (Apr. 22, 2016) — With their very existence under threat from climate change, the world’s island states come to the United Nations on Friday, April 22, not only to sign the Paris climate deal but to be first in line to make sure it goes into force.

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Signing of global climate pact a victory for PH

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CLIMATE DEAL.In this file photo, Environment Secretary Ramon Paje delivers a statement at the COP21 UN climate change summit in Le Bourget, France, December 2015. Rappler file photo

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje will sign the Paris Agreement at the UN headquarters on behalf of the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 21, 2016) — The signing of the Paris Agreement on climate change this Friday, April 22, is a “victory” for the Philippines, Environment Secretary Ramon Paje said.

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Justin Trudeau to lobby for quick approval of Paris climate deal

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Justin Trudeau is determined to bring the Paris climate agreement into force as early as this year, sources say. Photograph: Patrick Aventurier/Getty Images
Canadian prime minister seeks to bring global agreement into force as soon as possible in bid to reverse reputation as ‘carbon bully’

April 19, 2016 — Justin Trudeau will lobby governments to approve the Paris climate agreement and bring it into force as soon as possible, reversing Canada’s past reputation as a “carbon bully”.

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US and China lead push to bring Paris climate deal into force early

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The Paris climate agreement needs to be approved by 55 countries accounting for at least 55% of global greenhouse gas emissions to come into force. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Early start date would add momentum for deeper emissions cuts and lock a future US president into the deal for four years

April 19, 2016 — The US and China are leading a push to bring the Paris climate accord into force much faster than even the most optimistic projections – aided by a typographical glitch in the text of the agreement.

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March temperature smashes 100-year global record

Average global temperature was 1.07°C hotter – beating last month’s previous record increase

April 18, 2016 — The global temperature in March has shattered a century-long record and by the greatest margin yet seen for any month.

February was far above the long-term average globally, driven largely by climate change, and was described by scientists as a “shocker” and signalling “a kind of climate emergency”. But data Continue reading March temperature smashes 100-year global record