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Blog Posts: Paris Agreement

  • 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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  • INSIDER: Negotiating Paris Agreement’s Implementation Guidelines at COP23

    A top priority for the Fiji Presidency at COP23 is preparing the implementation guidelines for the Paris Agreement. These guidelines help put the Paris Agreement into practice and establish how each government will implement its requirements.

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  • Turning Point: Which Countries’ GHG Emissions Have Peaked? Which Will in the Future?

    One ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement is for countries to peak emissions -- reach the point when global heat-trapping emissions switch from increasing to decreasing -- as soon as possible. A new WRI paper shows that 57 countries, representing 60 percent of all global emissions, are likely to peak emissions by 2030.

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  • 4 Signs to Watch at COP23

    Two years after the Paris Agreement on climate change, representatives from around the globe will convene in Bonn, Germany, on November 6 for the next round of United Nations talks. Here are four signs to watch at these pivotal negotiations.

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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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  • Indonesia to Enter New Climate Chapter as Paris Agreement Is Signed

    “As a country that hosts one of the largest forests in the world, Indonesia has decided to become part of the solution,” marks President Joko Widodo during his speech at COP 21 in Paris last December. ‘Becoming part of the solution’, Indonesia commits to unconditionally reduce its emissions by almost a third (29 percent) against 2030 business-as-usual (BAU) scenario or more (41 percent), provided that international assistance is available. Tomorrow—four months later, the historic Paris Agreement will be signed in New York, marking the world’s sixth largest emitter to start walking the talk.

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