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One of the most contentious issues of the COP23 has made significant progress during the second week in Bonn. The opening plenary saw developed countries asking developing countries for a clear discussion about their climate action prior to year 2020. After many informal discussions and some back and forth, all parties finally agreed on a… » read more

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The first week of COP23 has come to an end, and an army of delegates has been negotiating the details of how to implement the Paris Agreement. The second week is kicking off with a a lot at stake, while many of the negotiating points are being delayed. With ministers arriving in Bonn, the pressure… » read more

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U.S. cities come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. At COP23, a panel of US mayors came together to illustrate the importance of city clusters to reach decarbonization. By Leena Eldeeb Since the United States withdrew from the Paris Agreement in June, U.S. cities have demonstrated that decision-making on matters like climate action need… » read more

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BONN, Germany The European Union and Australia told a global conference to discuss climate policy that discussions on finance should not be included in negotiations for loss and damage because “not every disaster is caused by climate change.” By Alanah Torralba Loss and damage refers to inevitable costs of natural disasters and slow onset events… » read more

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‘America’s Pledge’ is inspiring because it comes at a time when negotiations are not moving fast enough to keep up with climate science and citizens are realising that they’re on their own. By Aruna Chandrasekar Bonn: On a cold and rainy Saturday morning, a long queue snaked outside the US Climate Action Centre at the… » read more

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The Syrian Arab Republic has announced this morning that will sign the Paris Agreement, leaving the United States as the only country not pledging to climate action.   A negotiating member close to the Syrian delegation commented: “The assessment of the impact of a commitment such as the Paris Accord on the economy of a… » read more

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By Arthur Wyns   Business is turning green: innovation, and sustainability have become more and more entwined. In addition, a new generation of green entrepreneurs is emerging, with a growing number of people that are founding their own start-ups while, in the same breath, tackling the defining environmental problems of our time. There are, however,… » read more

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