#Week 10: Climate change, Sustainable Development & Decarbonisation – What Are The Links?

This week leaders from all over the world will be gathering in the city of New York to gavel through the latest agreement between states, civil society and business which creates 17 ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs) with 169 targets for how to achieve those goals between 2016 and 2030. These SDGs are an extension and […]

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#Week11: Campaigns tracking update: who’s mobilising on the long-term goal?

For this week 11’s countdown to Paris blog, Track 0 has brought together an update on the many campaigns now calling for a long-term goal to be included in Paris. They use different wording but a common feature is the desire to decarbonise the global economy by mid century. Some are calling for climate neutrality while […]

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#Week12: Two Powerful Declarations for Global Decarbonisation Issued in 1 Week Remind Leaders of Their Role in Shaping History

Over the last week the world has seen the launch of two declarations launched at the Heads of State level; both focussing on the need for Heads of State to take action on climate change that includes: Phasing out fossil fuels to allow for a full decarbonisation of the global economy An ambitious and universal […]

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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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