The Brief: What the eck is Talanoa all about?

By |maj 9th, 2018|climate action, climate goals, COP21, COP23, COP24, News|

Climate negotiators gathered in Bonn, Germany, to negotiate the rules that will govern the Paris Agreement will go back home on Thursday with little to show after almost two weeks of negotiation. The final seal on the rules should be...

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New round of climate negotiations in Bonn

By |maj 2nd, 2018|Bonn Climate Conference, COP21, COP23, COP24, European Commission, European Council, IPCC, Kyoto Protocol, News, Paris Agreement, Talanoa dialogue|

The Bonn Climate Change Conference is meeting from 30 April to 10 May in preparation for COP24 in Katowice (Poland). During the Bonn Conference, the two key subjects will be: increasing countries’ climate ambitions and actions and drafting the operating manual for the Paris Agreement. EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'Environnement reports.

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Climate change means meat taxes are ‘increasingly probable’

By |december 15th, 2017|COP23, meat tax, News, Paris Agreement|

Investors claim that the implementation of the Paris Agreement will lead to some governments introducing a "livestock levy" that cuts meat consumption from diets, in a move that could avoid up to $600 billon in climate damages by 2050. EURACTIV’s partner edie.net reports.

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Room for hope at Macron’s One Planet Summit

By |december 12th, 2017|coal phase-out, COP23, Emmanuel Macron, fossil fuel subsidies, News, One Planet Summit, Paris Agreement|

French President Emmanuel Macron will this week welcome over 50 leaders from around the world, two years after the adoption of the Paris Agreement. Leaders and international financial institutions must seize this opportunity to ramp up their ambition a...

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French climate summit focuses on governance, forgets finance.

By |december 6th, 2017|Climate Change, climate finance, Climate summit, COP23, fossil fuels, France, Green finance, News|

Adapting rules instead of pledging millions: two years after the Paris Agreement, the fight against climate change has changed strategy. EURACTV France reports.

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ENGIE: ‘Phasing-out coal, as quickly as possible’

By |november 29th, 2017|carbon price, clean energy package, COP23, emission trading scheme, Energy efficiency, Energy transition, ENGIE, Isabelle Kocher, natural gas, News, Renewable Energy|

Isabelle Kocher, the CEO of Engie, wants to "accelerate" the energy transition. After the COP23 in Bonn, she warns that Europe is "running out of time" and advocates both for "very high and mandatory" targets for energy savings, and for a floor price f...

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Climate justice not on the menu in Bonn

By |november 20th, 2017|adaptation, Bonn, climate action, Climate Change, climate change mitigation, climate justice, climate negotiations, climate talks, COP23, Frank Bainimarama, human rights, indigenous people, Mary Robinson, News, Paris Agreement|

Climate activists and indigenous leaders gathered last week (16 November) to raise awareness about the human rights aspect of climate action. They lamented the lack of substance in climate talks, while people are already dying due to the direct effects...

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Climate finance, the sticking point in COP23

By |november 20th, 2017|adaptation, Africa, Bonn, climate action, Climate Action Tracker, climate ambition, climate change mitigation, climate finance, climate justice, climate negotiations, climate talks, COP23, EU, EU Commission, indigenous people, LDCs, loss and damage fund, News, Poland, Talanoa dialogue|

Rich countries had pledged to raise $100 billion each year in climate finance for developing countries by 2020. As of September 2017, they had pledged just $10.3 billion. And the question of who should pay remains unanswered. EURACTIV reports from the ...

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France and the Netherlands call on EU to up climate action

By |november 17th, 2017|Bonn, Climate summit, COP23, Emmanuel Macron, Erik Wiebes, Estonian Presidency, France, Judith Garber, Netherlands, News, Nicolas Hulot, Paris Agreement|

As COP23 draws to a close, non-state actors were the few offering hope. The Netherlands and France also want to revise upward European ambition on climate action for 2030. EURACTIV France reports.

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Financing the IPCC: How Macron got away with spending so little

By |november 17th, 2017|Bonn, COP23, Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Green Climate Fund, IPCC, News, UN, United States|

France has made no announcements at COP23, except for financing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, whose operating budget varies between €5 and 8 million. EURACTIV France reports.

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