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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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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 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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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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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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#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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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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