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Better Growth, Better Climate

The New Climate Economy report, launched in advance of the UN Climate 2014 Summit provides the latest thinking on the cost of directing finance to transition to a low carbon economy.
 
 

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The Trillion Tonne Communique

A growing number of companies have accepted the findings of the IPCC to work within the limits of the Tillion Tonne carbon budget  and as a consequence are signaling their acceptance that we must learn to live and work to a net zero world . The 143 companies that have signed the Trillion Tonne Communique are […]

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Supporting countries

The countries who are have already expressed support for a long term goal being part of the 2015 Agreement include 48 Least Developed Countries (LDCs), represented by Nepal, AILAC (Costa Rica, Columbia, Peru, Chile, Dominican Republic and Guatamala), the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Grenada, Switzerland, Mexico, Germany and Norway. Many of these countries have […]

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Forging a Climate Agreement May Have Just Gotten Easier

President Obama and other global leaders want a meaningful climate agreement to cut their fossil fuel emissions in time to prevent irreversible planetary warming. Ban Ki Moon has invited leaders to come to the United Nations Climate Summit in New York on September 23rd to begin discussions …

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SCIENTIFIC IMPERATIVE

Article 2 of the United Nations Framework on Climate Change requires its 195 parties, all member states of the United Nations, to achieve “stabilisation of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.” As scientists are making clear, this cannot occur without phasing out […]

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The 2015 Paris Agreement

Countries have been developing domestic policies and legislation since 1992 when the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was first adopted. The Convention now has 196 Parties covering just about every country in the world. It provides the main framework for global cooperation on climate action.  Every year the Conference of the UNFCCC […]

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The game-changer: Commiting to zero by 2050 directs actions to meet the 2C goal

Many individuals, companies and countries around the world have made a commitment to being carbon neutral. This means taking action to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to zero – and then ‘offsetting’ an equivalent amount of any remaining emissions. An attractive aspect of carbon neutrality is that it…

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