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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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#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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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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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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