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Update on the Paris Climate Agreement signing and ratification process.

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In our previous article on the ratification process of the Paris agreement we highlighted the agreement being opened for signature on 22 April 2016 at a high-level signature ceremony convened by the Secretary General in New York. At that ceremony, 174 States and the European Union signed the agreement and 15 States also deposited their instruments of ratification. As of 25 July 2016, there are 178 signatories to the Paris Agreement.  Of these, 20 States have also deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval accounting in total for 0.40 % of the total global greenhouse gas emissions.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 July 2016 05:14

European Electric Vehicle Rally in Geneva "Stamps" 1.5 Degrees at UN Gates

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Europe's largest electric vehicle rally, bringing 75 teams from 13 nations, entered its finishing phase at Geneva today on the Place des Nations, part of a 1,300km traverse from Bremerhaven, Germany with a simple objective: zero emissions for 1.5 degrees.

Michael Moller, Director-General of United Nations Office at Geneva said the world's leaders agreed to pursue efforts to limit global temperature increase to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, recognizing that this would significantly reduce the risks and impacts of climate change, he said: "And I expect that parking so many electric cars in the formation of '1.5' at the gates of the UN in Geneva will help to remind the world of this commitment."

Louis Palmer, founder of the World Advanced Vehicle Expedition (WAVE) and UNEP Champion of the Earth said the WAVE rally is the advance ripple of a gathering tide that is transforming the world's automobile industry. "There is no reason why

Last Updated on Friday, 17 June 2016 17:49

Canada helps Nepal rebuild and prepare for future earthquakes

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Jean Lebel, President of Canada’s International Development Research Centre and His Excellency Nadir Patel, Ambassador of Canada to Nepal announced a new initiative to help Nepali communities rebuild following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the country in April 2015. This $1.2 million investment will restore housing, public buildings, and infrastructure, as well as promote better mitigation and management for future natural disasters.  This initiative contributes to wider Government of Canada reconstruction efforts in Nepal.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 March 2016 08:15

Nile Day emphasizes continued water scarcity experienced throughout Nile Basin

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February 22nd is the annual day to celebrate the Nile River, an essential force of life for millions. In this celebration, is calling for the preservation and protection of the Nile in order to protect the lives of over 200 million people living in the basin whose lives are increasingly threatened by desertification and other natural disasters aggravated by climate change.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 February 2016 11:48

Interview with Krishneil Narayan Coordinator for Pacific Island Climate action Network

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Role of Pacific Youth at COP Meet Krishneil Narayan representing Fiji Islands, a youth activists leading negotiator from Small Island Developing States at COP21 in Paris, Talks about his inspirations and the journey he had for the run up of climate talks. Krishneil believes the future generation has a key role to play at the climate negotiations. Paris Agreement should reflect the pacific region, cos it’s a matter of survival for us.

for more click below for the Audio Clip of the Interview

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 February 2016 19:27
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