Time is running out for the EU to take a serious commitment on deforestation

By |februar 28th, 2018|Christiana Figueres, deforestation, forests, LULUCF, News, palm oil, Paris Agreement, soy|

Halting deforestation and allowing forests to regrow would provide at least 30% of all mitigation action needed to limit global warming to 1.5°C. As a major importer of products linked to deforestation, the EU has the leverage to make a difference, writes former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres.

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Cities take up climate baton at COP23, make ambitious emission pledges

By |november 14th, 2017|Anne Hidalgo, Christiana Figueres, COP23, Donald Trump, Global Covenant of Mayors, Jerry Brown, News, Paris Agreement|

Mayors from 25 cities around the world, representing 150 million citizens, pledged on Sunday (12 November) to cut their carbon emissions to net zero by 2050, while boosting efforts to become more resilient to extreme weather and other pressures linked ...

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Figueres calls for EU action plan on ‘imported deforestation’

By |september 18th, 2017|beef, Christiana Figueres, deforestation, land use, LULUCF, News, palm oil, Paris Agreement, soy, sustainable farming, sustainable forestry|

Former UN climate Chief Christiana Figures, one of the architects of the Paris Agreement, has called on the European Union to step up regulatory action against deforestation in the global south by tackling emissions of imported agricultural goods, like...

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Three years left to stop dangerous climate change, experts warn

By |junij 29th, 2017|Christiana Figueres, global warming, News, Paris Agreement|

Avoiding dangerous levels of climate change is still just about possible, but will require unprecedented effort and coordination from governments, businesses, citizens and scientists in the next three years, a group of prominent experts has warned.

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Trump signs order dismantling Obama-era climate policies

By |marec 29th, 2017|Christiana Figueres, climate, coal, Donald Trump, Miguel Arias Cañete, News, Paris Agreement|

President Donald Trump yesterday (28 March) signed an order to undo Obama-era climate change regulations, keeping a campaign promise to support the coal industry and calling into question US support for an international deal to fight global warming. Flanked by coal miners and coal company executives, Trump proclaimed his “Energy Independence” executive order at the […]

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