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Global Climate Action: High-Level Champion's Reflections on the Way Forward

The reflections propose the next steps on how to strengthen global climate action in the years leading up to 2018and 2020 that we intend to further discuss during COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco. Based on these further discussions, we will provide our recommended way forward to the COP, and propose a framework for global climate action that will be elaborated at the high-level event on accelerating climate action to be held on 17 November 2016. GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTION: HIGH-LEVEL CHAMPIONS’REFLECTIONS ON THE WAY FORWARD

GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTION: HIGH-LEVEL CHAMPIONS’REFLECTIONS ON THE WAY FORWARD

The reflections propose the next steps on how to strengthen global climate action in the years leading up to 2018and 2020 that we intend to further discuss during COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco. Based on these further discussions, we will provide our recommended way forward to the COP, and propose a framework for global climate action that will be elaborated at the high-level event on accelerating climate action to be held on 17 November 2016. GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTION: HIGH-LEVEL CHAMPIONS’REFLECTIONS ON THE WAY FORWARD

Nantes Declaration of climate actors

"Strengthening concrete action to bridge the gap between current

commitments and the objectives of the Paris Agreement”

2015 was the year when were adopted the global agreement on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, in September in New York, and the Paris Agreement on climate in December, both within the United Nations. Scientists have warned that 2015 has been also the warmest year since the half of the 19th century. 2016 is again showing record temperatures, through the multiplication of extreme phenomena, which further demonstrate the acceleration of climate change. Read more 

 

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It's Official: Hydropower Is Dirty Energy

Over the last two years, I've written four articles about the massive problem with methane emissions from hydropower dams and reservoirs. Finally, the mainstream media covered this story Thursday after an international team of scientists released a new study that synthesizes more than 100 scholarly articles on the topic. 

Read more: It's Official: Hydropower Is Dirty Energy

Civil Society Concerns Regarding GCF & High Environmental/Social Risk Projects

From the inception of the Green Climate Fund, civil society has been deeply concerned that it would support programs/projects that would cause environmental and social harm to vulnerable communities. Now, the Board of the GCF is expected to consider up to six high risk programs and projects at its upcoming 14th and 15th Board meetings. 

The Board should not consider high risk programs/projects until appropriate policies are in place. Once that is the case, the Board should subject these programs/projects to rigorous scrutiny to ensure that the associated risks are minimized, well-managed, and commensurate with the expected benefits. Civil Society and Environment