Why Half-a-Degree Matters to the Global Climate - Voice of America

New research supports claims by small island nations that one-half degree in climate warming makes a difference. The Paris Climate Agreement signed at United Nations headquarters last week (April 22) included two temperature limits: 1.5° and 2.0 ...

South-South cooperation needed to tackle climate change - eco-business.com

As countries came together at the United Nations to sign the Paris Climate Change Agreement, partnerships were forged between countries of the global South to support the implementation of the global treaty. Wind turbines generate clean energy in a ...

UN Climate Change Advocate Shares Her Negotiating Secret - TIME

Christiana Figueres, the Executive Secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, is no stranger to tough negotiations—she led the climate talks in Paris last year that ultimately produced a long-sought-after agreement to combat global ...

Six Pacific Island nations ratify Paris Accord on climate change - Asia Pacific Report

Dr Hilda Heine, President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, signing the Paris Agreement at the UN in New York. Image: SPREP. The Pacific Islands, among the most vulnerable nations to the impacts of climate change, have displayed global ...

Climate Regulations Cost You - Economics21

This year's Earth Day celebrations, dating from 1972, followed a predictable script: they predicted environmental catastrophe unless developed countries change their profligate life styles and plunder of resources. As icing on the Earth Day cake ...

Paris Agreement sees largest number of countries to sign on during any single day - PolitiFact

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry praises the Paris climate change agreement ahead of its signing at the United Nations. Using Earth Day as a backdrop on April 22, 2016, world leaders from 175 countries signed an historic agreement for climate change.

Why is it so hard for capitalism to go green? - People's World

This past Earth Day at the United Nations, leaders from around the world signed what is being called a “landmark agreement” to address the climate crisis. Without a doubt, it is a positive step forward and can help create the political momentum to ...

With Paris Agreement signed, can cities become climate solution at Habitat III? - Citiscope

On Friday, a record 175 states signed a new global, 15-year accord to work to limit global warming. But it's not clear if their action will come quickly enough to stave off climate change's worst effects. Gregory Scruggs. April 26, 2016. French ...

After Paris, A More Fluid Approach To Climate Change? - Forbes

By John H. Matthews & Regina M. Buono. Last Friday, representatives of 175 countries met in New York to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change. Thanks to the agreement, the UN climate change conference in Paris last December has been largely ...

Paris deal is signed and sealed. Now it's time to deliver - The Globe and Mail

Last year, the Paris climate talks rightly drew enormous scrutiny as the world's leaders once again hammered out a deal to try and halt the creeping disaster that is climate change. After the dismal failure of Copenhagen, it was a relief to small ...

Signing of Paris climate accord kicks off race to ratify - ICTSD Bridges News

A record-breaking 174 countries and the European Union formally inked a new multilateral deal on climate change on Friday at a special ceremony held at UN headquarters in New York, the largest number of first-day signatures to an international ...

Leonardo DiCaprio's Plea to World Leaders on Climate Change: “No More Talks, No More Excuses” [Video] - Nature World News

Actor/activist Leonardo DiCaprio speaks during the Paris Agreement For Climate Change Signing at United Nations on April 22, 2016 in New York City. (Photo : Jemal Countess/Getty Images). Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio has once again voiced out his ...

Zhang Gaoli Meets with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon - MFA China

On April 21, 2016, Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, who was attending the high-level signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change as the special envoy of President Xi Jinping, met with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of the UN at the UN ...

Zhang Gaoli Meets with Foreign Leaders Attending High-level Signing Ceremony of the Paris Agreement on Climate ... - MFA China

On April 22, 2016, Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, as special envoy of President Xi Jinping, met respectively in New York with President Francois Hollande of France and Secretary of State John Kerry of the US, who were attending the high-level signing ...

Southeast Asian countries must act to tackle climate change: Experts - Jakarta Post

Southeast Asian countries must act to tackle climate change: Experts A model poses in one of the booths at the Indonesia Climate Change expo at Jakarta Convention Center on April 14. (Antara/Sigid Kurniawan) ...

The Original Climate Solution - Huffington Post

Just as the world gets to grips with the urgency of limiting global warming to beneath 2°C, the official UN body charged with climate science (the IPCC) has been charged with understanding potential impacts if temperatures rise 1.5°C above pre ...

Paris climate deal: countries with about half of global emissions to join this year - The Guardian

US secretary of state John Kerry holds his granddaughter as he signs the Paris climate agreement. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images. Paris climate agreement. Paris climate deal: countries with about half of global emissions to join this year. At ...

175 Countries Sign Paris Agreement and Many Announce They Will Formally Join This Year - Huffington Post

At the United Nations, 175 countries signed the Paris Agreement signaling their intent to join. This is by far the largest number of countries that have signed an international agreement on the first day it was open for signature. And countries that ...

Implementing The Paris Climate Agreement, Achievable By 2030? - Nature World News

Last November 11, 2016, Pakistan authorities released a statement detailing their ratification of the Paris Agreement as reported by the Economic Times. The ceremony was held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. To date, Pakistan is the 14th ...

So We Signed the Paris Agreement. Now What? - Motherboard

World leaders have finally signed a historic climate agreement. Now all we have to do is fundamentally reshape the global economy. Secretary of State John Kerry speaking before world leaders Friday. Image: Spencer Platt/Getty Images. "I'm on the front ...