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Companies Will Save The World (Fringe Stories From COP24)

January 2nd, 2019 | by Jacek Fior

COP24 is behind us and I am still deep in materials, interviews, and reflections after the event. And trust me, reflections are not easy when you are Polish. I bet you all remember the famous phrase: “Life is Stranger than Fiction.” That is basically what I felt listening and watching to our government in action. Having said that, I will say almost no more about the Polish contribution to climate change and will focus on what I learnt and didn’t learn during the 2018 Sustainable Innovation Forum held in Katowice, Poland, alongside COP24 itself


Trump Administration Statement At COP24 Doubles Down On Backwards Thinking

December 17th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Speaking on Wednesday at the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), better known as COP24, the United States doubled-down on its allegiance to the fossil fuel industry and a business-as-usual case, while further espousing a view about its emissions levels that is beginning to bear less and less relation with the truth. 


Countries Increase Climate Financing At CO24

December 14th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Countries attending the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), better known as COP24, have made several new climate finance commitments, increasing existing commitments to both the World Bank Group's Adaptation Fund and the Green Climate Fund. 


Hecklers & Protestors Shout Down Trump’s “Laughable” Coal Sideshow At COP24

December 12th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

First hinted at back at the beginning of November, the Trump Administration followed through with its intention to host a pro-fossil fuel event on the sidelines of the COP24 UN climate talks currently being held in Katowice, Poland, much to the mockery of observers and attendees, and the jeers and protests of climate campaigners. 


Current Climate Targets Put Us On Track For 3.0˚C Of Warming By 2100

December 12th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The current state of global climate policies has the world on a path to 3.0˚C of warming by 2100, twice the 1.5˚C limit agreed upon in Paris three years ago, according to the Climate Action Tracker's annual update which was published on Wednesday at the COP24 United Nations climate change talks currently underway in Katowice, Poland. 


Global Investors Worth $32 Trillion Call For COP24 Leaders To Address Climate Change “Ambition Gap”

December 11th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

A total of 415 global investors with $32 trillion in assets under management have this week called on leaders at the United Nation's COP24 global climate change conference currently underway in Katowice, Poland, to address the climate change "ambition gap" by strengthening their Nationally Determined Contributions to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement


COP24 Begins To Devolve As Key Countries Block IPCC 1.5 Report

December 10th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, better known as COP24, currently underway in Katowice, Poland, is quickly beginning to devolve into chaos after two key aspects of negotiations have incensed participants and observers alike and left any potential unanimity more fragile than when we began. 


Trump’s Coal Sideshow Set To Proceed At COP24

December 7th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The Trump Administration is expected to follow through with a rumored fossil fuel side-event at the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, better known as COP24, being held in Katowice, Poland, in an effort to reportedly tout the benefits of coal, natural gas, and nuclear power. 


COP24 Off To A Rocky Start As Previous Leaders Call For “Unequivocal Message”

December 3rd, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, better known as COP24, got underway on Sunday in Katowice, Poland, to something of a rocky start, despite a call from previous COP Presidents to "send an unequivocal message ... for enhanced ambition by 2020 that puts the world on a trajectory compatible with the objectives of the Paris Agreement."


European Commission Calls For Net-Zero GHGs By 2050

November 29th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The European Commission announced on Wednesday that it had adopted a new long-term strategy that will aim to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 through investing in "realistic" technological solutions, empowering the citizenry, and aligning action in key areas such as industrial policy, finance, and research



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