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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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#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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#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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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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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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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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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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