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Letter From Marrakech, Lessons From Dr. Jonathan Pershing

December 7th, 2016 | by Elemental Excelerator

After 4 legs and 30 hours of travel, a third of the Energy Excelerator team arrived in Marrakech, Morocco, for meetings in conjunction with the United Nations COP22 conference. Amongst many noteworthy conversations, Dr. Jonathan Pershing, lead climate negotiator for the US, shared 5 key perspectives on the Conference of the Parties (“COP”) process and his focus for the next 5 years


Will President-Elect Trump Keep His Climate-Trashing Campaign Promises?

November 14th, 2016 | by Meteor Blades

Nobody who opposed Trump in this election needs to be reminded of his public stance on climate change. He is deeply in the denier camp of people who believe (or pretend to believe because it pads their bottom line) that climate change will go away if the scientists and activists will just shut up about it


UNFCCC Tackles Finance Flows At COP22 Week 1

November 14th, 2016 | by Sandy Dechert

The UNFCCC’s Standing Committee on Finance presented its second Biennial Assessment of climate finance flows* to COP22 on Monday afternoon, November 7. The finance flows assessment found that in 2013/14, an average of $41 billion per year in public finance was reported flowing from developed to developing countries


Climate Finance: The Hottest Issue At COP22

November 14th, 2016 | by Sandy Dechert

Climate finance is likely the most important issue the delegates of COP22 are working on. The term refers to the local, national, or transnational loans, grants, and other financing put forward to meet climate change goals. Finance may come from public, private, and/or alternative sources. The table below presents current sources of climate finance data


World Governments Talk Climate As Marrakesh COP22 Opens

November 7th, 2016 | by Sandy Dechert

Get ready for the first world summit following the Paris Agreement of December 2015 to assess progress on climate change. COP22, the annual conference of parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, begins on Monday, November 7, 2016 (the day before the US presidential elections) in Marrakesh, Morocco. You can watch the COP22 proceedings online here


Paris Agreement On Climate Takes Effect Worldwide

November 5th, 2016 | by Sandy Dechert

The Paris Agreement on climate change — a critical worldwide milestone along the road to containing climate change and implementing resilient low-carbon energy — became international law on Friday, November 4, 2016, after about 20 years of global wrangling. Exactly 30 days ago, it crossed both national and emissions thresholds needed to enter into force



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