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Patricia Espinosa: Bringing everyone on board

7 hours 52 min ago
Source: Climate 2020 - The pathways to a future free from the worst impacts of climate change exist. A future where all can rely on a sustainable life and livelihood and where humanity’s treatment of our planetary home will not bring the roof down on our heads. Yet the gateway to that future must now open wider so that many more architects and builders of this sustainable, low-emissions world – across government, economy and society – can advance together, further and faster, down an open road.

Richard Branson setting up green energy fund to rebuild Caribbean

Wed, 2017-09-20 12:14
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - British billionaire Richard Branson said on Tuesday he is in talks to set up a fund to help Caribbean nations recently ravaged by Hurricane Irma replace wrecked fossil fuel-dependent utilities with low-carbon renewable energy sources.

From oil refineries to solar plants, unions bend California climate change policies in their favor

Wed, 2017-09-20 12:14
Source: LA Times - No contour of California’s vast landscape inspires such passionate devotion as its coastline, so state lawmakers recoiled when President Trump announced in April that he wanted to expand offshore drilling. The outrage was channeled into a proposal for preventing any new infrastructure along the water, pipelines or otherwise, for additional oil production

A conservative-leaning court just issued a surprise ruling on climate change and coal mining

Wed, 2017-09-20 12:14
Source: Vox - Late last week, a federal court knocked down plans to expand coal mining in the Western US, adding to a growing body of rulings against the Trump administration’s efforts to push climate change off the agenda.

Good news! Avoiding catastrophic climate change isn’t impossible yet. Just incredibly hard.

Wed, 2017-09-20 12:14
Source: Vox - When they signed the Paris climate agreement, the countries of the world committed to a common goal: Hold the rise in global temperatures “well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels” and “pursue efforts” to hold it even lower, to 1.5 degrees.

Paris climate aim 'still achievable'

Wed, 2017-09-20 12:14
Source: BBC - The 2015 Paris agreement's ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C remains within reach, a study suggests.

India third worst-hit country by natural disasters: Antonio Guterres

Wed, 2017-09-20 12:14
Source: Economic Times - India is the third worst affected country by natural disasters since 1995, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres today said as he appealed the world leaders to implement the historic Paris deal with ever greater ambition.

UN chief outlines strategy to reshape global finance for sustainable development

Wed, 2017-09-20 12:14
Source: - Today’s global financial system is not fit for delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and United Nations secretary-general António Guterres is presenting three ways to change that.

UN secretary general links hurricane devastation to climate change

Wed, 2017-09-20 12:14
Source: Climate Home - António Guterres and other leaders called for renewed efforts to cut carbon pollution as the Caribbean faces yet another devastating storm

8 community-based organisations granted $350,000 for environmental projects

Wed, 2017-09-20 12:14
Source: Jordan Times - Eight community-based organisations (CBOs) on Tuesday received grants worth $350,000 to implement pilot projects enhancing the role of local communities and users of natural resources in addressing environmental issues.

L'ONU appelle à soutenir le Pacte mondial sur l'environnement proposé par la France

Wed, 2017-09-20 12:14
Source: Centre d'actualités de l'ONU - Lors d'un sommet consacré au lancement d'un Pacte mondial sur l'environnement, le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, António Guterres, a appelé mardi à soutenir l'initiative proposée par le gouvernement français.

Climat. Le budget carbone de la planète revu à la hausse

Tue, 2017-09-19 12:09
Source: Ouest France - L'objectif de réduire la température mondiale à 1,5°C serait encore possible selon une étude parue dans Nature Geoscience. Mais il nécessite une réduction de 25% supplémentaires des émissions des gaz à effets de serre de la part des pays engagés dans l'accord de Paris sur le climat.

Ouragans : il faut mieux se préparer et prendre en compte le changement climatique, selon l'ONU

Tue, 2017-09-19 12:09
Source: Centre d'actualités de l'ONU - Le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, António Guterres, a lancé lundi un « appel à la solidarité mondiale » pour aider les millions de personnes affectées par l'ouragan Irma dans les Caraïbes.

Climat : le chef de l'ONU mobilise les acteurs non-étatiques en faveur de l'Accord de Paris

Tue, 2017-09-19 12:09
Source: Centre d'actualités de l'ONU - Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, António Guterres, a souligné lundi la « contribution essentielle » des acteurs non-étatiques dans la réalisation de l'Accord de Paris sur le changement climatique.

Climat: les USA veulent travailler avec des "partenaires" de l'accord de Paris

Tue, 2017-09-19 12:09
Source: AFP - Après plusieurs déclarations contradictoires sur la politique environnementale des Etats-Unis, le secrétaire d'Etat Rex Tillerson a déclaré hier que Washington recherchait "les moyens de travailler avec des partenaires de l'accord climat de Paris". "Nous voulons être productifs, nous voulons être utiles", a-t-il assuré sur la chaîne américaine CBS.

As climate change makes bad weather worse, countries must strengthen resilience, UN officials urge

Tue, 2017-09-19 12:09
Source: UN News Centre - Noting the ever-increasing impact of extreme weather events, top United Nations officials, including Secretary-General António Guterres and Miroslav Lajèák, the President of the General Assembly today urged efforts to boost resilience and strengthen damage mitigation measures.

Guterres: Es necesario incrementar las ambiciones del Acuerdo de París y mantener su ruta, indica Guterres

Tue, 2017-09-19 12:09
Source: Centro de Noticias ONU - l Secretario General de la ONU recordó hoy que desde 2008 unos 20 millones de personas se han visto desplazadas por fenómenos climáticos extremos y subrayó la importancia de tomar medidas inmediatas ante la gravedad que supone el calentamiento global del planeta.

Australia's warmest winter 'driven by climate change'

Tue, 2017-09-19 12:09
Source: BBC - Data released this month showed average maximum temperatures in the winter months of June to August were nearly 2C above average. Climate change made the "exceptionally warm and dry" winter 60 times more likely, the Climate Council said in a report.

Limiting global warming to 1.5 °C may still be possible

Tue, 2017-09-19 12:09
Source: Nature - A team of climate scientists has delivered a rare bit of good news: it could be easier than previously thought to limit global warming to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels, as called for in the 2015 Paris climate agreement. But even if the team is right — and some researchers are already questioning the conclusions — heroic efforts to curb greenhouse-gas emissions will still be necessary to limit warming.

U.S. Governors at U.N. Assembly: ‘You Have Allies’ on Climate Change

Tue, 2017-09-19 12:09
Source: The New York Times - Jerry Brown, the governor of California, huddled on Sunday night with European, Brazilian and small-island leaders — gathered here for the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, which formally begins on Tuesday — and pledged to work with them on climate change. On Monday he met with António Guterres, the United Nations secretary general, to discuss the future of the Paris agreement.