Tags: Paris Climate Agreement

Syria Officially signs Paris Climate Accord, US lone outsider

Syria has officially signed up to the Paris Agreement, the UN said, leaving the United States as the only country to reject the global climate-rescue pact. “The Syrian Arab Republic deposited its instrument of accession of the Paris Agreement on 13 November 2017,” said the UN climate secretariat (UNFCCC) hosting the annual round of global […]

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BASIC Countries including India bats for finances, technology to fight climate change

Batting for adequate financial and technology resources to assist the developing world, BASIC countries, including India, on Tuesday emphasised the need for openness, transparency and the country-driven nature of negotiations at the ongoing UN Climate Change conference. Ministers underlined the importance to prepare the ground towards completing the work on implementing of the 2015 Paris […]

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There is still an ambition- investment gap to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement: Experts

Finance for countering climate change is flowing at a greater pace than ever, with growing markets for renewable energy. But there is still an ambition- investment gap to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. To bridge this, which is completely inter-connected, governments and the entire financial sector must see it as a […]

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European bank, German firm ink pact to counter climate change

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on Wednesday announced stepping up their cooperation in climate change mitigation. EIB President Werner Hoyer and GIZ Management Board’s chair Tanja Gonner underscored their commitment in an agreement signed here. Although climate change mitigation and renewable energy projects take centre stage, […]

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R. K. Singh leads Indian Delegation in the IEA Ministerial, Paris, addresses Plenary Session on Driving the Transitions to Clean Energy

Union Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Raj Kumar Singh led the Indian delegation in the International Energy Agency (IEA) Ministerial, being held in Paris. The Minister emphasized the importance of clean energy and assured achievement of 175GW of renewable target of India while addressing the Plenary Session on Driving […]

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New law and climate change toolkit unveiled at COP23

A new online resource that supports climate change law-making is to be unveiled at COP23 in Bonn this week. The Law and Climate Change Toolkit is aimed at government policy makers responsible for developing laws that help implement the Paris Agreement. Three organizations have collaborated on the project, namely the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Office of Civil […]

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Bonn climate change meet begins with aim to go beyond Paris pledges

The two-week global climate change talks with the attendance of diplomats of 197 nations and thousands of non-state actors and green activists opened in this German city on Monday with a commitment to go ahead of the 2015 Paris Agreement pledges to counter climate change. In his inaugural remarks, Fiji President Frank Bainimarama, who is […]

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Private investment can help India reduce 35% greenhouse gas emissions: IFC

India is on track to meet its climate targets, including reducing the greenhouse gas emissions by up to 35 per cent by 2030, by channelling trillions of dollars in private investments through a combination of policy reforms and innovative business models, a report said on Thursday. “Developing countries like India can meet climate targets promised […]

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UN sees ‘worrying’ gap between Paris climate pledges and emissions cuts needed

Pledges made under the Paris Agreement are only a third of what is required by 2030 to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, pointing to the urgent need to boost efforts by both government and non-government actors, the United Nations environment wing said on Tuesday. “One year after the Paris Agreement entered into force, […]

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