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48 Climate Vulnerable Forum countries commit to 100% renewables at COP22

The 48 developing country members of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) demonstrated much needed ambition and leadership at COP22. They agreed to making their energy production 100% renewable “as rapidly as possible”, and by between 2030 and 2050 at the latest. This commitment is set out in the CVF’s leadership vision statement for 2016-2018, called […]

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Track 0 and Sabin Centre for Climate Change Law Host Roundtable on the Role of Climate Litigation in the Post-Paris World at COP22 Side Event

On Friday 11 November 2016, Track 0 co-hosted a Climate Litigation Roundtable as part of Climate Law and Governance Day 2016, a COP22 side event organised by the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law and the Centre for International Governance Innovation. Track 0 partnered with the Columbia University Sabin Centre for Climate Change Law in […]

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The Paris Agreement in a Nutshell

Track 0 has a new animated video – The Paris Agreement in a Nutshell. This three-minute video explains the 2015 Paris Agreement and how it will help to address climate change and promote the sustainable development goals. It also highlights the need for further ambition by governments and businesses. The video is being released today […]

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Track 0 Celebrates Entry into Force of the 2015 Paris Agreement

The 2015 Paris Agreement becomes legally binding on 4th November 2016, a record 11 months after its adoption by the twenty first Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) held in Paris. As of today 94 of the 197 Parties to the UNFCCC have ratified the Paris Agreement. This […]

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Track 0 at COP22 in Marrakech

Track 0 will be in Marrakech from 5-19 November 2016 for COP22. We will convene a number of events with our allies and partners to catalyse climate action that fosters climate justice and a rapid transition to a net zero emissions world. We will be supporting the work of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and […]

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Track 0 supports launch of Leonardo DiCaprio’s film Before the Flood

Leonardo DiCaprio is launching a film that explores the causes and effects of climate change, and lays out the case of urgent action and a rapid transition away from fossil fuels. The film, called Before the Flood, is free to watch online from 30 October following this link. Track 0 is one of 30 NGOs […]

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ClientEarth highlights the UK Government’s failures under the Climate Change Act

Environmental organisations have been highlighting the shortfall in the UK’s actions to achieve its national climate change commitment for some time. Now, a formal legal challenge has been lodged by ClientEarth under the UK’s Climate Change Act (CCA) – the first legislation in the world to legally commit a nation to binding emissions targets. The […]

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Netherlands must have zero CO2 emissions from energy and industry by 2035

A new study has shown that in order for the Netherlands to stay in line with the “well below 2oC” target enshrined in the Paris Agreement, CO2 emissions from energy production and industry have to reach zero by 2035. The report ‘What does the Paris Agreement mean for climate policy in the Netherlands’, produced by […]

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High Ambition Coalition help reach ambitious deal on HFCs in Kigali

Nearly 200 countries have reached an agreement to phase out the extremely potent greenhouse gases known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The deal was struck at the 28th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP28) in Kigali, Rwanda. Countries adopted an amendment to phase down HFCs, committing to cut their production and consumption by more […]

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China and the US follow ‘early ratification club’ ahead of G20 summit

The US and China have jointly announced their ratification of the Paris Agreement. The two countries submitted their instruments of ratification on the eve of the G20 Leaders Summit in Hangzhou, nine months after the Paris Agreement was drawn up. This gives the climate deal a major boost, making early entry into force more likely. It […]

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Track 0 supports #1.5oC Campaign at Olympics

Track 0 has been advising the influential #1.5oC campaign of the Rio Olympics. Brazilian Campaigners have worked with athletes from around the world, including those from countries that are highly vulnerable to climate impacts, to promote the message: “1.5oC: The Record we must not Break”. Marshall Islands' weightlifiter Mattie Sasser: 1.5oC, dont't break it! #Sport4Climate […]

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Ethiopia takes over from the Philippines as Chair of the Climate Vulnerable Forum

Ministers from Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) countries have convened in Manila to mark the handover of the CVF presidency from the Philippines to Ethiopia. The week-long meeting saw ministers alongside global thought-leaders from donors, observer nations, international organisations and NGOs come together in a series of CVF Leadership Events, which concluded in the handover to the […]

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Entry-into-force of the Paris Agreement is likely this year

The Paris Agreement pledges are nearing the critical threshold of 55 countries accounting for at least 55% of global emissions. An analysis compiled by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Marshall Islands and Climate Analytics shows that around 58 countries that collectively represent nearly 54% of global emissions have now ratified or pledged […]

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Ministerial meeting sets the stage for COP22 and Supporting NDC Implementation

Track 0’s CEO Farhana Yamin supported the Marshall Island team attending the annual climate ministerial get-together in Berlin. The ‘Petersberg Climate Dialogue’ was held on 4-5th July. This Dialogue focused on ‘Making the Paris Agreement a Reality’. Key topics of discussion included preparing for early entry into force of the Paris Agreement, how to advance […]

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Track 0 CEO Farhana Yamin at IUCNAEL Legal Colloquium

Track 0’s CEO Farhana Yamin participated in the 14th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, PluriCourts, hosted by the University of Oslo. The four day conference from the 20-24th June brought together over 300 academics, legal practitioners, judges, adjudicators, arbitrators, mediators and members of tribunals to discuss procedural and substantive aspects of […]

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Track 0 Participate in Reimagining Development Event

Track 0 participated in a dialogue event on June 13th which was convened by the International Institute for Environment and Development and the STEPS Centre of the Institute of Development Studies. The event was titled ‘Reimagining Development in the Least Developed Countries: What Role for the SDGs?’ and focused on the 2030 development agenda, its outcomes, and the challenges associated […]

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The Marshall Islands Have Ratified The Paris Agreement

In February Track 0 CEO Farhana Yamin travelled to the Pacific region visiting Palau and the Marshall Islands, and attending the 16th Micronesian Presidents’ Summit. The Summit called on Pacific countries to expedite ratification, and all countries to ratify the Paris Agreement. Their call to action has paid dividends with Fiji, Palau and the Marshall […]

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Track 0 CEO Farhana Yamin travels to the Pacific Region

Track 0 CEO Farhana Yamin travelled to the Pacific region in February, first visiting Palau to attend the 16th Micronesian Presidents’ Summit (MPS). The 16th Micronesian President’s Summit was held on February 22nd and brought together President Hilda Heine of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, President Tommy Remengesau of Palau and President Peter Christian […]

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Climate Warriors: Track 0 founder & 12 wonderful women featured in Vogue

Track 0 Founder and CEO, Farhana Yamin has been featured in Vogue amongst 13 inspiring women fighting for an ambitious Paris Agreement at COP21 over the next two weeks. In the video below, the climate warriors are interviewed by Cameron Russell, a model and climate activist from the US.

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#Week1: Scaling up Climate Finance | Track 0 Helps Launch New Initiative

Track 0 has joined a new initiative calling for scaled up climate finance from all interested parties to complement commitments of public funds made by Governments. Along with Ceres, Carbon Tracker Initiative, Climate Bonds Initiative, E3G, SynTao Green Finance and Sindicatum Sustainable Resources, we propose that there are 3 key actions to help plug in essential infrastructure […]

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#Week4: China and France Joint Communique Calls for Long-term Goal from Paris Agreement

A joint Presidential communique on climate change, between the Chinese and the French Presidents has called for a long-term goal in the international Agreement expected out of Paris by the end of this year. The statement, published on the 2nd of November 2015, states that: “3. China and France emphasize that the Paris agreement must send […]

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#Week 5 Buddhist & Catholic Leaders Add Their Calls for a Long-Term Goal

In the wake of Pope Francis’ Laudato’ Si Encyclical and the Islamic Leaders Declaration, the Dalai Lama and 14 Buddhist leaders from across the world have issued a Buddhist statement on climate change, calling on world leaders to spur a global, low-carbon transformation by phasing out fossil fuels and phasing in 100% renewable energies. “We […]

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#Week7 Need to know who supports a long-term goal? Track 0’s latest briefing can help

Track 0 has put together an October briefing for those who want the latest on which countries, cities, businesses and individuals support the operationalisation of the 2/1.5ºC maximum temperature rise target with a long-term goal. You can read or download the briefing here Our usual tracking tables for countries, cities and regions, business, campaigns and individuals […]

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#Week8 Track 0’s September News on the Long-Term Goal

Track 0 has been busy supporting groups of key actors to include the long-term goal in their work, including the UN Major Group for Children and Youth and the Major Economies Forum in New York last month. Find out about what we’ve been working on and progress in support for the long-term goal here.

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#Week9 CAT & Track 0 analyse how iNDCs could be improved with ambitious decarbonisation plans

Energy modellers at Track and the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) say governments must pledge to reduce emissions further, and draw on their report ‘Who’s Getting Ready for Zero?’ to demonstrate that zero is possible. The 1st of October 2015 marks the deadline for countries to submit their emission reduction targets for 2025 and 2030, known as INDCs […]

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#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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Track 0 CEO’s Huff Post Article on SDGs & Climate Change

Read Track 0 CEO Farhana Yamin’s article on the sustainable development goals and climate change ahead of the leaders summit in New York on 26th September here.

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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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#Week13: Who’s Getting Ready for Zero? Track 0 & CAT launch NEW REPORT!

In the first of our countdown to COP21 weekly blogs, #Week13 kicks off with the release of a Track 0 and Centre for Alternative Technology collaboration to bring you the latest on who is getting ready to work on the how of implementing a UN climate agreement, whether it be on the regional, national or city level. The report […]

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Brazil & Germany issue statement supporting a long-term goal

On the 20th of August, Brazil and Germany pledged strong bilateral cooperation on climate action with national leaders Angela Merkel and Dilma Roussef releasing a joint statement to affirm their support for the conclusion of an ambitious climate agreement at the Paris COP21 in December. The two largest economies in Europe are now on the […]

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Islamic Leaders Declaration on Climate calls for “zero emissions strategies”

Islamic leaders from 20 countries today launched a bold Climate Change Declaration to engage the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims on the issue of our time. The declaration combines Qur’anic scripture, moral responsibility to ourselves and our planet, and actions that can be taken by people, nations leaders, businesses, corporations and the finance sector, and of course, Muslims everywhere. Track […]

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The Republic of the Marshall Islands has announced ambitious emissions reductions plans that position the small island state as a climate leader ahead of the UNFCCC negotiations to be held in Paris in December. According to the Marshall Islands’ intended nationally determined contribution (INDC) – which was submitted by President Christoper Loeak over the weekend […]

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FROM 90 PAGES TO 9: Track 0 writes a draft Paris Agreement

As Ministers and negotiators prepare for the next round of diplomatic meetings to thrash out a universal agreement tackling climate change and its impacts, Track 0’s Founder and CEO Farhana Yamin and two of Track 0’s advisors, Erik Haites and Niklas Höhne, have compiled a Paris Agreement which offers one possible way in which the […]

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G7 commits to long-term goal to decarbonise the global economy

7 of the world’s largest economies have come to a landmark agreement to decarbonise the global economy by the end of the century. Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK and USA have united to act on climate change and the threats posed by continuing reliance on fossil fuels. Announced today, the G7 have agreed to […]

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Who’s getting ready for Zero? Conclusions from our side event at the UN Climate Negotiations

A panel of 10 guest speakers convened at the climate negotiations in Bonn on Thursday, June 4 to participate in Getting Ready for Zero, a side event hosted by Track 0, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), the International Network for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE) and the Nordic Folkecentre for Renewable Energy. The event aimed to […]

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Track 0 side event asks who’s getting ready for zero?

With an esteemed panel of speakers this side-event examines the global response to what climate science is telling us:  to stabilise our climate system and stay below the internationally agreed limit of 2ºC with high certainty, we must rapidly eliminate man-made emissions of greenhouse gases and phase-out fossil fuel use almost entirely by around mid-century. […]

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Private sector calls for net zero emissions in lead up to Paris

With only a few months to go until the United Nations’ COP 21 Summit in Paris, members of the international business community are continuing to urge national governments to signal their clear commitment to achieving emissions reductions that would limit global average temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius (2ºC). 25 worldwide business networks – representing […]

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Businesses demand a long-term decarbonisation goal from Paris Agreement

  Track 0 has published an update to the feature report, The Business Case for Adopting the Long-term Goal for Net Zero Emissions, highlighting the growing momentum since the World Economic Forum annual meeting held in Davos in January 2015. Increasing numbers of business leaders are stressing the need for Paris to deliver a long-term […]

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34 OECD countries discuss momentum for getting to zero emissions

Track 0 founder, Farhana Yamin, was invited to present why actors from all sectors are creating such great momentum for incorporating an ambitious, aspirational long-term goal for zero emissions in the current negotiations for a new international climate treaty at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) CCXG conference on 17-18 March 2015. See […]

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Background to the long-term goal as a pathway to stay below 2C in the climate negotiations context

Governments have agreed on a long-term goal to limit warming to less than 2°C…

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Unleashing the business case for #ZeroBy2050: See who’s on track in our new report

We’ve launched our business synthesis report – THE BUSINESS CASE FOR ADOPTING THE LONG-TERM GOAL FOR NET ZERO EMISSIONS

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Sign the petition telling Secretary Kerry to Support Zero By 2050

U.S. negotiators must take a strong stance against fossil fuels. Please urge Secretary Kerry to support the “zero by 2050” plan by signing…

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A climate idea comes of age: Zero emissions

Track 0 founder, Farhana Yamin, tells the Washington Post why the pathway to zero emissions has the support of the majority of countries negotiating a new international climate agreement in Lima, Peru, and how it is the unifier that leaders from national governments, cities, business and campaigns are all rallying around

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Paris must send long term decarbonization zero signal, say climate veterans and Track 0 Founder & Director, Farhana Yamin

“The global mood on climate change is shifting, but there’s little sign that the proposed 2015 agreement will be enough to avert dangerous levels of warming. Envoys from over 190 countries meet in Lima, Peru next week…

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The Game Changer for Climate: The race to zero emissions.

This week saw the finalisation of the Synthesis for Policy Makers Report of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) [FY1] of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Known as the SPM, the Synthesis contains key conclusions the world’s leading scientists want to convey to all governments, as negotiatiors meet in…

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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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