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  • Jokowi Must Attend COP24

    Given that the 2015 Paris climate summit is the only COP President Jokowi has attended so far, with all due respect, the President must attend COP24 to reiterate the importance of collaboration in facing climate change as a ‘collective enemy’.

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  • 3 Issues to Watch at the COP24 Climate Summit

    Next month’s UN climate summit in Katowice, Poland (COP24) is seen by many as the most important climate negotiation since 2015, when 196 countries adopted the landmark Paris Agreement. COP24 is the critical moment for countries to establish rules for turning the Agreement's vision into reality.

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  • INSIDER: Long-term Strategies: Climate Action Today with Tomorrow in Mind

    Under the Paris Agreement, Parties have agreed to hold the increase in global average temperature to well below 2°C and to pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C. Mid-century, long-term low-GHG emission development strategies ("long-term strategies") underpin the transformative potential of the Paris Agreement.

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  • ASEAN Countries Must Act Together to Confront Climate Change

    The devastating effects of sea level rise and extreme weather events have the potential to result in migration, humanitarian crises and international conflict. By collaborating on mitigation actions now, as a new report suggests, member nations of ASEAN can address these threats.

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  • Understanding the “Emissions Gap” in 5 Charts

    Every year, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) brings together scientists from around the world to measure the size of the greenhouse gas (GHG) “emissions gap,” the difference between the emissions level countries have pledged to achieve under international agreements and the level consistent with limiting warming to well below 2 degrees C (3.6 degrees F).

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  • COP22 Jargon Cheat Sheet

    Here’s a COP22 jargon cheat sheet that explains the buzzwords to watch and their implications for curbing climate change.

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