Showing posts with label Paris. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paris. Show all posts

Sunday, October 02, 2016

India signs Paris pact to tackle climate change

India, the world's third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, has formally joined the Paris agreement on tackling climate change, according to the UN.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Brazil ratifies Paris climate change agreement

Brazil's President Michel Temer on Monday ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change, which commits Brazil to reducing its carbon emissions by 37 percent by 2025 from 2005 levels.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Ban Ki-moon urges G20 leaders to ratify Paris Agreement

With Barack Obama and Xi Jinping ratifying the Paris Agreement, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged other leaders to accelerate their countries' ratification process "so we can turn the aspirational Paris into the transforming climate action the world so urgently wants."

Monday, September 05, 2016

EU chief applauds China and US for joining climate change deal

European Council President Donald Tusk praised the decision made by China and the U.S. to ratify the Paris agreement, saying, "We are happy that the United States and China, the two biggest global emitters, ratified the agreement."

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

New Zealand gov't to ratify Paris climate change agreement

The New Zealand government will ratify the Paris agreement on climate change by the end of the year, Climate Change Issues Minister Paula Bennett said on Wednesday.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

France ratifies Paris agreement on climate change

President Francois Hollande on Wednesday ratified the Paris climate agreement to curb green gas emissions, making France the first industrialized nation to ratify the accord.

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Paris’s River Seine reaches high point and begins to recede (VIDEO)

The death toll from the flooding in France has risen to four, officials said Saturday, as the water level of the Seine river in Paris slowly started to decrease after reaching its peak overnight.

Friday, June 03, 2016

Floods devastate French cities, prompt state of emergency

Due to heavy rainfall across French cities, flood waters have reached alarming level, forcing thousands of people to quit their homes, and plunged Paris' vibrant venues and most visited sites into chaos.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Saturday, April 02, 2016

China, US pledge joint efforts to combat climate change

China and the United States on Thursday reaffirmed their commitment to jointly tackling climate change as the world's two major carbon emitters plan to ink an ambitious climate agreement next month.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

UN urges bold climate action as extreme weather becomes 'new normal'

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned on Wednesday that extreme weather events are becoming "the new normal" and bold climate action is needed to "face the future now."

Monday, December 14, 2015

Paris climate pact seen as 'most important environmental agreement ever' in Australia

Australian MPs hailed the success of the Paris climate talks on Monday, with Environment Minister Greg Hunt describing the pact as "arguably the most important environmental agreement ever."

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Obama calls Paris climate accord "a turning point for the world"

US President Barack Obama on Saturday called the Paris climate agreement "a turning point for the world," saying it had created an "enduring framework" for future efforts.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Climate change deal to keep rises under 2C

French President Francois Hollande has urged countries to adopt the first universal climate change deal in history, telling them it would be a major leap for mankind.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

New version of Paris climate agreement text released

French Foreign Minister and president of Paris climate conference Laurent Fabius presented a new clean version of text for a global climate agreement on Wednesday as a basis for further negotiations among countries in the next 48 hours.

Thursday, December 03, 2015

World's richest 10% produce half of carbon emissions

The world's richest 10 percent produce around half of all carbon emissions, while the poorest half of the world's population - 3.5 billion people - is responsible for just 10 percent of carbon emissions, despite being the most threatened by the catastrophic storms, droughts, and other severe weather shocks linked to climate change, according to a new Oxfam report, released during the ongoing climate talks in Paris.

COP21: Προειδοποιήσεις από Παρίσι ότι τα μέτρα δεν αρκούν

Σοβαρή πρόκληση για την κλιματική αλλαγή αποτελεί η καύση κάρβουνου σε εργοστάσια σε όλον τον κόσμο, προειδοποιεί μελέτη που παρουσιάστηκε στη Σύνοδο για το Κλίμα (COP21) στο Παρίσι.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

China vows massive clean-up of power plants (Xinhua)

China will reduce the discharge of pollutants by 60 percent before 2020 through a major upgrade of its coal-fired power plants, officials said Wednesday, as major climate talks were underway in Paris.

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