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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 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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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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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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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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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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