New Study Says World Must Cut Short-Lived Climate Pollutants as Well as Carbon Dioxide to Meet Paris Agreement Goals

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The U.S. Falls Behind Majority of the World in Reducing CO2 Emissions: The Case for Rejoining the Paris Agreement.

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Including all types of emissions shortens timeline to reach Paris Agreement temperature targets

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Countries around the world pledged in the Paris Agreement to limit warming to 1.5 As emissions rates gradually begin to decline, countries are looking at how many greenhouse gases can still be emitted while remaining below these temperature … Continue reading Including all types of emissions shortens timeline to reach Paris Agreement temperature targets. Read the full story from the University of Washington.

OBLIGATIONS OF PRIVATE ENTERPRISES TOWARDS THE PARIS AGREEMENT: THE LANDMARK DECISION OF NETHERLANDS COURT

Climate Change Blawg

This article analyses a judgment of a Netherlands court (that ordered a private company to comply with the objectives of the Paris AgreementNabil Iqbal & Syeda Mehar Ejaz are law students from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India.)

Brazil's High Court First to Declare Paris Agreement a Human Rights Treaty

Yale E360

In a global first, Brazil's supreme court has declared the Paris Climate Agreement a human rights treaty. Within Brazil, the court ruled, the climate pact should supersede national law. Read more on E360

Most plans for new coal plants scrapped since Paris agreement

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The global pipeline of new coal power plants has collapsed since the 2015 Paris climate agreement, according to research that suggests the end of the polluting energy source is in sight. Read the full story in The Guardian. Read more → Climate change Energy Publications

Earth Has a 50-50 Chance of Hitting a Grim Global Warming Milestone in the Next Five Years

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degrees Celsius warming mark soon, but that won’t mean it’s broken the Paris Agreement limit. degree Celsius cap set for post-Industrial Revolution warming by the 2015 Paris Agreement, according to a new five-year climate outlook from the World Meteorological Organization.

Report from COP22: The 1st Meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement

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Much of the focus is on implementing the Paris Agreement , the landmark climate deal reached last year at COP21. The Paris Agreement entered into force last Friday November 4, surprising many, who feared that it would take as long as the Kyoto Protocol.

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Renewable Energy for Agri-food Systems: Towards the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement

Environmental News Bits

Download the document. This report jointly developed by the International Renewable Energy Agency and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations analyses the role of renewable energy in agri-food systems and the opportunity they offer to advance energy and food security objectives as well as contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development… Read more → Agriculture Publications Renewable energy

Lessons from European Climate Monitoring Crucial for Paris Agreement Success

Environmental Europe

Otherwise national pledges to address climate change in the spirit of the 2015 Paris Agreement will not build sufficient global trust. Monitoring is probably the most underestimated challenge in implementing the Paris Agreement.

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Global Climate Panel’s Report: No Part of the Planet Will be Spared

Inside Climate News

Politics & Policy Science COP26 Extreme Weather IPCC Paris AgreementA new IPCC science assessment, coming before COP26 in November, called for immediate action and showed that this summer’s extremes are only a mild preview of the decades ahead.

Are Emissions Trading Schemes a Pathway to Enhancing Transparency Under the Paris Agreement?

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. Are Emissions Trading Schemes a Pathway to Enhancing Transparency Under the Paris Agreement?

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South Korea and Climate Change

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In 2021, South Korea set a target under the Paris Agreement of a 40% cut from 2018 levels by 2030. Climate Change Energy International Environmental Law climate mitigation nuclear power Paris agreement renewable energy South Korea

COP Negotiators Demand Nations do More to Curb Climate Change, but Required Emissions Cuts Remain Elusive

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Is The Paris Agreement on Shaky Legs? How to Ensure Successful Implementation

Environmental Europe

What is needed to make the Paris Agreement a success? But if there is no system to ensure that they are monitored and evaluated, the agreement will have very shaky legs. What then is necessary in order to implement the Paris Agreement?

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Never Give Up. Never Surrender.

Legal Planet

The Paris Agreement’s goal is to keep global warming well below 2°C, preferably to 1.5° Despite all the work, all the dedication, of thousands of people around the world, there’s a good chance we’ll blow past the Paris Agreement’s targets.

Climate-friendly but costly agriculture

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Opinion: Increased media climate coverage must continue beyond COP26

A Greener Life

During the three major UN climate summits in the past 12 years, Copenhagen in 2009, Paris in 2015 and now Glasgow in 2021 climate coverage and interest in the issue has accelerated in the run-up to the event. After Paris, it dropped and then plateaued due to the signing of the Paris Agreement.

UN: ‘We are likely to miss climate targets’

A Greener Life

The targets agreed to during the landmark COP21 summit in Paris in 2015 of limiting temperature rises to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, and which subsequently lead to the Paris Agreement, is in danger of not being met. Photo credit: Istock. By Anders Lorenzen.

Guest Contributor Sharaban Tahura Zaman: COP26 outcome on Carbon Markets: Takeaways for the Global South

Legal Planet

The Decision text of COP26 completed the Rulebook by resolving sticky issues on fundamental norms related to carbon emission markets under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement (PA). We need to keep in mind the lessons learned from experience with CDM projects under the Kyoto Agreement.

Reporting on COP: Backbone of the Paris Agreement has undertones in ICAO’s CORSIA scheme

Vermont Law

International aviation emissions are not explicitly addressed under the Paris Agreement, but their successful regulation nevertheless relies on the same elements of transparency and global stocktake as in Articles 13 and 14 of the Agreement. Like Article 13 of the Paris Agreement, transparency will help build trust among the parties. In addition, CORSIA contains a counterpart to the global stocktake in Paris Agreement Article 14.

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We must accept we won’t meet 1.5°C climate target, says report

New Scientist

Social, political and technology inertia mean the Paris Agreement’s temperature target is likely to be missed

Reporting on COP: Using the Paris Agreement to Incorporate Indigenous Peoples Knowledge into Climate Change Policies

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The Paris Agreement represents a step in the right direction in encouraging Parties to consider the rights of indigenous peoples, as well as indigenous knowledge bases, although indigenous peoples feel the Agreement. Reporting on COP: Using the Paris Agreement to Incorporate Indigenous Peoples Knowledge into Climate Change Policies.

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Ready for COP: Salient Suggestions: Incorporating Oceans into the Paris Agreement

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We are at a tipping point,” warned Angus Friday, Grenada’s Ambassador to the United States, in today’s side event on “The Importance of Addressing Oceans and Coasts in an Ambitious Agreement at the UNFCCC COP 21.” Dr. Biliana Cicin-Sain, President of the Global Ocean Forum, said that a new article in the Paris agreement on oceans is unlikely. draft agreement addendum. Ready for COP: Salient Suggestions: Incorporating Oceans into the Paris Agreement.

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Is the Paris Agreement Legally Binding?

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Since President Donald Trump formally began to withdraw from the 2015 Paris Agreement in 2019, the question of whether the agreement is legally binding has been up for debate. The post Is the Paris Agreement Legally Binding? Like the Washington Examiner, dozens of commentators throughout the United States have claimed that since “there are no enforcement mechanisms under the deal through the United […].

Guiding Europe Towards Faster and Deeper Decarbonisation: An Enhanced Role for Policy Monitoring?

Environmental Europe

Especially in the wake of the 2015 Paris Agreement, policy monitoring and review has become the core way in which the international community seeks to reach climate targets.

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42% chance of breaching 1.5°C goal even if all carbon emissions cease

New Scientist

However, research shows that prospects for meeting the Paris Agreement’s backstop of 2°C is still well within reach, provided emissions are cut rapidly

Statement from Julia Levin, Senior Climate and Energy Program Manager, on the 2021 UN Production Gap Report on Fossil Fuel Production and Climate Change

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We Need a Global Plastics Treaty to Stop an Environmental Disaster

Scientific American

Truly global participation in the process will create more than just a Paris Agreement for plastics. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Environment Oceans Pollution

The EU’s challenge with renewable energy expansion: What is the way forward?

Environmental Europe

It has agreed to address climate change under the Paris Agreement , and put forward increasingly ambitious policy targets for 2020, 2030 and 2050. The EU is facing a key challenge in climate and energy governance.

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Ready for COP: COP21 Begins in 24 Hours: Will a Paris Agreement [Decrease] [Solve] [Do Nothing On] Climate Change?

Vermont Law

In Paris from Nov. So how could COP21’s Paris Package address this shortfall and result in a new international agreement that leads parties to bend the global emissions curve to a 2-degree Celsius or lower pathway? All parties preparing for Paris have said clearly what they want to avoid—no repeat of COP15, no “ghosts of Copenhagen” haunting COP21. Ready for COP: COP21 Begins in 24 Hours: Will a Paris Agreement [Decrease] [Solve] [Do Nothing On] Climate Change?

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Reporting on COP: Hurricane Matthew Underscores the Importance of Loss & Damage for Haiti and the Developing World Under the Paris Agreement

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Mitigation efforts alone will not be sufficient to prevent future loss and damage from climate change, making the loss and damage mechanism in Article 8 of the Paris Agreement even more important. for the first meeting of the parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 1). Item three of the agenda invites CMA 1 to “consider and adopt decisions on the modalities, procedures and guidelines on the implementation of the Paris Agreement.”

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We have 48% chance of breaching 1.5°C target by 2026, says Met Office

New Scientist

Temporarily passing the threshold does not mean the world has missed the Paris Agreement’s goal, but it shows we are getting very close

THE NEGATIVE IMPACTS OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S WITHDRAWAL FROM THE PARIS AGREEMENT; WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?

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The Negative Impacts of the Trump Administration’s Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement; What Does the Future Hold? By: Emily Meade & Michael Szot Three years in the making, the Trump Administration has formally withdrawn from the Paris Agreement. President Trump originally announced that the United States would be withdrawing from the Agreement in June 1, 2017. [1] An astounding 189 nations have joined the Agreement.

Earth will warm by 2.7°C under pledges made ahead of COP26

New Scientist

Standing a chance of staying under the Paris Agreement's target of 1.5°C C of warming would require annual emissions in 2030 to be 28 billion tonnes lower than what countries' plans and pledges ahead of COP26 deliver

Samsung pledges to remove smartphone plastic packaging by 2025

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As Samsung unveils a new sustainability plan, LG has pledged to set emissions targets that would make it adhere to the Paris Agreement’s stretch goal. Read the full story at ZDNet. Read more → Corporate sustainability

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Climate change horror stories from around the world

Edouard Stenger

The world has a five percent chance of limiting climate change to 2 C by the end of the century, thus staying in line with what agreed during the Paris Agreement.

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Climate leadership is now in Asia

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Film review: An inconvenient sequel

Edouard Stenger

It is focusing on the negotiations that led to the Paris Agreement. Climate change Culture and Art Al Gore An Inconvenient Truth Earth Global warming Paris Agreement Renewables Rising sea levels Sustainability

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IPCC author Tamsin Edwards: 'Still possible to limit warming to 1.5°C'

New Scientist

Tamsin Edwards, a lead author of the landmark IPCC report on climate change, says that some climate changes are irreversible but we still have time to limit warming to the Paris Agreement’s target of 1.5

Earth will warm by 2.7°C under net-zero pledges made ahead of COP26

New Scientist

Standing a chance of staying under the Paris Agreement's target of 1.5°C C of warming would require annual emissions in 2030 to be 28 billion tonnes lower than what countries' plans and pledges ahead of COP26 deliver

One Last Climate Warning in New IPCC Report: ‘Now or Never’

Inside Climate News

degrees Fahrenheit), as targeted by the Paris Agreement, the report says. The world will probably burn through its carbon budget before the global climate panel issues its next update on mitigation.

Glasgow Climate Conference Opens With Dire Warnings and Muted Expectations

Yale E360

Yet as the biggest climate negotiations since the Paris Agreement in 2015 began today in Scotland, the British hosts were making strikingly downbeat assessments of its chances of achieving further progress on taming climate change.