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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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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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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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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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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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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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