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UN warns governments over greenhouse gas emissions gap

The UN has warned that the emissions gap between government greenhouse gas targets and current levels is 'unacceptable' and needs to be reduced
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Global carbon emissions remained static in 2016, renewing climate hope

New data shows that global carbon emissions remained static during 2016, boosting hope that reversing the worst effects of climate change is still possible
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New research suggests Paris climate change targets are possible

New research suggests that the Paris agreement's climate change targets of limiting global warming to 1.5°c are possible given strong action

White House denies rumours of u-turn on Paris climate agreement

Top white house officials have suggested that the US could remain in the Paris climate agreement after all, causing Trump to deny a u-turn
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Climate report names 2016 ‘the warmest year on record’

A new report published in the US has revealed that 2016 was the warmest year on record, sparking climate concerns A report, ‘State of the Climate in 2016’ from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (N0AA) has made some disturbing finds about our climate. It was revealed that in 2016 global...

US pulls out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement

President Donald Trump has announced the US will withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate agreement, delivering a global blow for climate action

EP committees endorse 40 per cent ESFI climate target

The European Parliament Committees have approved a 40 per cent target that will help climate proof the European Fund for Strategic Investments

Climate-resilient green growth requires a joint approach

In a speech, German Federal Minister for the Environment Barbara Hendricks explains why support for climate-resilient green growth is imperative
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OAG takes a look at Germany’s 2050 Climate Action Plan

Germany’s ambitious 2050 Climate Action Plan is now well underway, as Open Access found out from Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks Germany is pressing ahead with climate reduction targets following the Paris meeting at the end of 2015. Through their Climate Action Plan 2050, the German government is committed to...
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UK ratifies Paris climate agreement

The UK government ratified the Paris climate agreement this week after a 21-day period for parliamentary scrutiny expired with no objections The Paris climate agreement came into force on 4 November when more than 55 countries representing more than 55% of global greenhouse gas emissions ratified the deal. The European...

Climate Change: Ignore the ocean at your peril

Niall McDonough, Executive Secretary at the European Marine Board outlines why the ocean should be part of the climate change discussion The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change COP21 meeting in Paris in December delivered an ambitious agreement on mitigating the effects of climate change. Before Paris, many commentators...

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