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Global Warming Timeline, Political Will: Top Questions After COP23

Global Warming Timeline, Political Will: Top Questions After COP23

As the world increasingly looks to be on track for a catastrophic 3°C of global warming, world leaders and diplomats gathered in Bonn, Germany to turn the Paris agreement into a set of rules. In that sense the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23), which concluded on Saturday, accomplished its goal of keeping the process […]

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    $2 Billion Investment in Forest Restoration Announced at COP23

    $2 Billion Investment in Forest Restoration Announced at COP23

    By Mike Gaworecki Last Thursday, at the UN climate talks in Bonn, Germany (known as COP23), the World Resources Institute (WRI) announced that $2.1 billion in private investment funds have been committed to efforts to restore degraded lands in the Caribbean and Latin America. The investments will be made through WRI’s Initiative 20×20, which has […]

    Indigenous Communities Gain Environmental Victory at COP23

    Indigenous Communities Gain Environmental Victory at COP23

    Indigenous communities claimed a victory at COP23 in Bonn Wednesday, as governments acknowledged their leadership role in protecting forests and containing climate change. Despite comprising 370 million of the world’s population and having communal ownership of more than 20 percent of the world’s tropical forest carbon, indigenous groups were sidelined at past international climate talks. […]

    COP23: We Are All in the Same Canoe

    COP23: We Are All in the Same Canoe

    The prime minister of Fiji, Frank Bainimarama, is the official host of this year’s UN Climate Summit, COP 23. But we’re meeting in a cold, rainy small city in Germany, Bonn, not the sunny tropics of Fiji. Logistics dictates that. Fiji could not host, nor many countries afford, to fly there for the conference. But […]

    Protestors Halt Trump’s ‘Clean Fossil Fuels’ Panel at COP23, Dismissed as ‘Promoting Tobacco at a Cancer Summit’

    Protestors Halt Trump’s ‘Clean Fossil Fuels’ Panel at COP23, Dismissed as ‘Promoting Tobacco at a Cancer Summit’

    By Andy Rowell Donald Trump‘s attempts to promote so called “false solutions” at the UN climate conference in Bonn backfired badly Monday. The U.S. delegation had organized the event, “The Role of Cleaner and More Efficient Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Power in Climate Mitigation,” to promote what many see as “false solutions” to climate change, […]

    Analysis: Which Countries Have Sent the Most Delegates to COP23?

    Analysis: Which Countries Have Sent the Most Delegates to COP23?

    By Robert McSweeney and Rosamund Pearce For the next two weeks, thousands of negotiators, policymakers, researchers, journalists and campaigners are gathering in Bonn for the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23). The talks—hosted by Fiji, but held in Germany—are the next installment of UNFCCC international climate negotiations, following on from the landmark Paris agreement at […]

    UN Climate Summit Opens in Bonn

    UN Climate Summit Opens in Bonn

    The 23rd annual Conference of Parties under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change kicked off in Bonn, Germany Monday morning, as the world nations gather to discuss implementation of the Paris agreement. The Trump administration’s June announcement that it intends to exit the agreement is set to complicate matters for the U.S. team in […]

    Chanting ‘Keep It In the Ground,’ Thousands Descend on German Coalfields

    Chanting ‘Keep It In the Ground,’ Thousands Descend on German Coalfields

    By Jake Johnson Demanding an end to coal and all forms of dirty energy extraction, more than 4,000 activists descended on the Rhineland coalfields in Germany early Sunday in a mass demonstration just a day before COP23 climate talks are set to kick off. “On the international stage, politicians and corporations present themselves as climate […]