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#117521
2018-07-18

The quiet climate revolution taking place in Spain’s Balearic Islands

Climate change is doom and gloom. But the Balearic Islands of Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera are demonstrating how much can be done. ROSALINDA MUCH investigates Here in the Balearics, perhaps what is most exciting of all is the very inclusive nature of what is happening. Not only those ...

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#117502
2018-07-17

We Need to Capture Carbon to Fight Climate Change

The conclusion of the Paris Agreement in 2015, in which almost every nation committed to reduce their carbon emissions, was supposed to be a turning point in the fight against climate change.

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#117435
2018-07-10

US withdrawal from Paris agreement may set back financing climate change: Former UN chief Ban Ki-moon

With the United States pulling out of the Paris Agreement in 2017, Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon warned that there may be difficulty in mobilizing the funds necessary to effect climate change issues.

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#117406
2018-07-06

Biologists raise alarm over changes to biopiracy rules

European scientists are warning that a push to include “digital sequence information” in an international agreement against biopiracy could stifle research, hamper the fight against disease outbreaks, and even jeopardize food safety.

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#117374
2018-07-04

Soil contains one of the keys to climate agreement

To drive back global warming to below 2°C, carbon storage in soils plays an important part, since soils can store a notable share of the human CO2 emissions.

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#117379
2018-07-04

Plan to amend biopiracy rules would ‘smother research,’ biologists warn

European scientists are warning that a push to include “digital sequence information” in an international agreement against biopiracy could stifle research, hamper the fight against disease outbreaks, and even jeopardize food safety India's neem tree, which has fungicidal properties, has been ...

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#117321
2018-06-29

Scientists call for a Paris-style agreement to save life on Earth

Conservation scientists believe our current mass extinction crisis requires a far more ambitious agreement, in the style of the Paris Climate Accord. And they argue that the bill shouldn’t be handed just to nation states, but corporations too.

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#117318
2018-06-28

Biodiversity is the 'infrastructure that supports all life'

Dr Cristiana Pașca Palmer, UN assistant secretary general and executive secretary of the convention on biological diversity, discusses Half Earth, a future biodiversity agreement and where to find the money to save life on Earth

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#117217
2018-06-21

Second Ministerial on Climate Action (MoCA) by the EU, China and Canada discusses Paris Agreement

Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete, Canadian Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna and China’s Special Representative on Climate Change Xie Zhenhua are convening for a major international two-day climate meeting in Brussels.

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#117223
2018-06-21

Mongolia, Germany sign cooperation deals to preserve biodiversity, improve energy transmission grid

Minister of Finance of Mongolia Ch.Khurelbaatar and Ambassador of Germany to Mongolia Stefan Duppel signed two agreements on development of cooperation.

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#117152
2018-06-18

Carnival Corporation joins climate change fight

The Bellona Foundation and Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest cruise company with nine global cruise line brands, have signed an agreement of cooperation to work together to continue improving environmental and sustainability impact.

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#117116
2018-06-13

FARC and the forest: Peace is destroying Colombia’s jungle — and opening it to science

When the government of Colombia and the left-wing guerrilla group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) signed an agreement in 2016 to end five decades of conflict, the world celebrated. But that hard-won peace has come with a hidden cost.

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#116998
2018-06-05

Towards Climate Change Agreements – Analysing the Global Framework

This article aims to trace the journey of implementation of various protocols in chronology under a global framework to tackle climate change including their progress and shortcomings. The article also highlights the deep complexities related to implementing a protocol at a global scale. Finally ...

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#116826
2018-05-23

25 years of conserving biodiversity in Himalayan region

This year marks a quarter century of the ratification of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) – an agreement among 196 countries to conserve the earth’s biological diversity while ensuring it is used sustainably and that the benefits from using genetic resources are shared fairly.

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#116842
2018-05-23

When Two Becomes One: Blending Public and Private Climate Finance

UNITED NATIONS, May 23 2018 (IPS) - With the landmark Paris Agreement now almost two years old, funding for climate-related activities continues to be a challenge. However, efforts have been underway to bring two seemingly very different sectors together to address climate change.

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#116672
2018-05-04

How to pay for saving biodiversity

The 1992 Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was one of the first international environmental agreements negotiated.

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#116153
2018-03-01

Climate Change One Step At a Time

Despite the U.S.’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change mitigation, an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) dealing with greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance set to start in the year 2020, makes it seem as tho ...

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#116043
2018-02-20

Climate projections show a warmer future for the Pacific northwest

In the midst of an unseasonably warm winter in the Pacific Northwest, a comparison of four publicly available climate projections has shown broad agreement that the region will become considerably warmer in the next century if greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere rise to the highest l ...

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#115981
2018-02-15

More Wild Weather to Come If Climate Change Goals Not Met

Extreme weather such as severe flooding and droughts will become much more common if the targets in the Paris Agreement on climate change aren’t reached, researchers warn.

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#115957
2018-02-14

Analysis: Are technologies to remove CO2 the solution to climate change?

The use of Negative Emission Technologies (NETs) to remove CO2 from the atmosphere is not sufficient to keep global warming within the Paris Agreement targets, a new report has found.

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#115942
2018-02-09

EU Pacific aids totals $124m

A TOTAL of FJ$124million was today invested into four financing agreements to promote sustainable waste management, adapt climate change plans and improve public financial management and governance in the Pacific.

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#115528
2017-12-08

The climate-change fight returns to Paris

Nearly two years have passed since France’s then-foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, struck his gavel and declared: “The Paris agreement for the climate is accepted.” Next week, President Emmanuel Macron and the French government will host world leaders and non-state actors for the One Planet Summit.

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#115449
2017-12-04

20 years after Kyoto Protocol, where does world stand on climate?

On Dec. 11, 1997, representatives from over 150 nations gathered in Kyoto to hammer out what would become the world’s first international agreement to control and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, especially carbon dioxide.

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#115415
2017-12-01

What will Brexit mean for the climate? (Clue: it doesn’t look good)

With Brexit negotiations stuck on divorce bills and borders, complex issues such as climate change barely receive a mention. Yet the UK has agreements with the EU around emissions targets and technology transfer, and Brexit represents a significant threat to the UK’s progress on cutting carbon e ...

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#115356
2017-11-28

Hasten efforts to put Paris accord into action

The recent COP 23 United Nations climate change talks exposed a serious divide among parties to the 2015 Paris Agreement over the rules of implementation of the accord to combat global warming.

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#115219
2017-11-16

Talking Point: Big role to play as world fights climate change

THIS week, representatives of nearly 200 countries gathered in Bonn, Germany, for COP23, the major climate change conference of the year. While the corridors were filled with talk of the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw from the 2015 Paris Agreement, support for the agreement remains ...

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#115221
2017-11-16

What they don’t tell you about climate change

TWO years ago the world pledged to keep global warming “well below” 2°C hotter than pre-industrial times. Climate scientists and campaigners purred. Politicians patted themselves on the back. Despite the Paris agreement’s ambiguities and some setbacks, including President Donald Trump’s decision ...

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#115163
2017-11-13

Bonn climate change talks: What the debate about Loss and Damage is about (and why it is so heated)

While 196 countries attempt to negotiate a road map to implementing the Paris Agreement on limiting climate change at the Bonn climate summit, some of the effects of the accumulated greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere are already playing out in various parts of the world.

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#115087
2017-11-08

Could the peatlands of Congo be a carbon bomb?

Gruelling talks are unfolding in Bonn for implementing the UN's Paris Agreement on climate change, but many kilometres (miles) away, there are fears that any progress may be wiped out by a lurking carbon threat.

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#114856
2017-10-16

Nigeria to Adopt African Position in Bonn Climate Change Negotiations

With climate negotiators set to gather in Bonn four weeks time for international consideration of the guidelines to implement the Paris agreement across a wide range of issues, the Federal Government has began preparatory activities to acquaint delegates with agenda of the summit and national po ...

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#114777
2017-10-06

FAO urges more countries to join treaty against illegal fishing

All countries should join the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA) to make sure the landmark treaty aimed at cracking down on illegal fishing succeeds in its aims of ridding the world of a multibillion-dollar scourge that damages human nutrition and environmental sustainability, FAO Director-Gen ...

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#114524
2017-09-20

‘UN reformer’ Guterres must do more on climate change

Right now, the capability of the UN’s institutions to understand, prepare and respond to climate change risks is terrifyingly inadequate.In Paris, nations reached agreement to mitigate against and adapt to climate change. It was an agreement between countries to take national action, but we live ...

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#114500
2017-09-19

Paris climate aim 'still achievable'

The 2015 Paris agreement's ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C remains within reach, a study suggests. The study is one of several to address the "carbon budget", which - among other things - determines how much CO2 the planet can emit and still reach a given limit for global warming.

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#114460
2017-09-15

The 30-year-old ozone layer treaty has a new role: fighting climate change

The 1987 treaty that stopped the pollution causing a hole in the ozone layer is rightly seen as a major success story. It’s arguably the most successful international environmental agreement ever. It’s true that, 30 years on from the signing of the Montreal Protocol, the Antarctic ozone hole sti ...

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#114329
2017-09-05

Can business save the world from climate change?

"We are still in." On June 5, with these four words a group of U.S. businesses and investors with a combined annual revenue of $1.4 trillion sent a powerful message to the world: U.S. President Donald Trump may have withdrawn from the Paris agreement on climate change four days earlier, but corp ...

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#114198
2017-08-28

Tourists Can Soon Offset Travel with Trees

Tourists visiting Iceland will soon be able to plant trees to lessen the carbon footprint of their trip, RÚV reports. The company Landsskógar ehf. has signed an agreement with the Icelandic Forest Service on the cultivation of trees on behalf of tourists and others who want to offset their carbo ...

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#114096
2017-08-15

A 30-Year-Old Treaty Proves Humans Can Still Save Planet Earth

As the United States government goes out of its way to roll back clean Earth initiatives of the past, it’s easy to forget that sometimes good policies can lead to meaningful change — and it can stick. A new paper published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters shows that a 30-year-old inte ...

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#114030
2017-08-09

S. Korea 98th Nation to Effectuate Nagoya Protocol

The Nagoya Protocol, a global agreement on the use of genetic resources that go into food, medicine and cosmetics, will take effect in South Korea from August 17th.

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#114037
2017-08-09

New Zealand strives to achieve lower carbon economy

New Zealand has set ambitious targets to reduce carbon emissions through the 2030 Paris Agreement Target, Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett said on Wednesday.

Press Release
#113201
2017-06-07

Kuwait will become the 100th party to the Nagoya Protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity

7 June 2017 – On the 5th of June 2017, Kuwait ratified the Nagoya Protocol on Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization, an agreement under the Convention on Biological Diversity, bringing the total number of ratificatio ...

Press Release
#111479
2016-12-18

UN Biodiversity Conference results in significant commitments for action on biodiversity

Agreements reached on actions to integrate biodiversity in forestry, fisheries, agriculture, and tourism sectors and to achieve the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development

Notification
#2553
2016-10-21

Tools, guidance and information related to biodiversity and climate change in the context of the Paris Agreement

Reference: SCBD/SPS/CG/SG/SK/AC/86047 (2016-127)
To: CBD National Focal Points and SBSTTA Focal Points

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#109979
2016-09-14

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ACAP: Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

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