The Paris climate agreement will be open for signing at the UN’s New York headquarters for the next year, starting tomorrow.
Australia will be one of more than 160 nations formally signing the Paris climate agreement in New York this week. But delivering on those promises is what really counts.
Construction of a dam in Ethiopia which the country hopes will increase its hydropower energy output.
Ethiopia is a country particularly vulnerable to climate change. It will hope to attract climate finance at CoP21 to help battle the effects of climate change.
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The land of Ikea and apple charlotte is hoping to sell its vision of sustainability at COP21. There are a couple of meatballs in the ointment, though.
Forest fires in Indonesia may become an important issue to discuss at Paris 2015 UN Climate Change Conference.
Indonesia’s problematic climate plan will make it difficult for the country to achieve its target to reduce emissions.
Small solar panel installations can provide electricity and jobs, while not adding to emissions.
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Much of India’s huge population is still without electricity, perhaps making climate action a tough sell. But India’s vision for green development chimes well with the world’s climate agenda.
African leaders meeting with French leader Francois Hollande at a pre-COP21 working lunch.
African delegations for the Climate Conference have met to discuss key issues they would like to see addressed in Paris. Finance and energy were among the topics raised.
Russia has lots of gas – but needs a lot of heat.
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Russia wants recognition for its huge forests and will ensure any climate deal doesn’t harm its economic interests.
Will the EU reveal its true face?
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After being quietly ignored at Copenhagen 2009, these talks are a big challenge for the EU.
New face for Canada in Paris: newly minted prime minister Justin Trudeau.
New Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau brings a very different face to climate talks in Paris. Will it project its oil extraction tradition or show global leadership on emissions cuts?
Crucial to Paris is a system to monitor and verify countries’ pledges to reduce emissions.
Behind the US pledge to cut carbon in Paris climate talks lies a bigger effort to build a durable system to verify all countries’ emission cuts.
Environment minister Greg Hunt and Prime Minister Tony Abbott announce Australia’s 2030 climate target.
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Australia’s new emissions target is not “squarely in the middle of comparable economies”. Towards the bottom of the pack of comparable countries, on key indicators. But Australia is coming to the party, and that counts for a lot.