#COP 21 News

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Singapore
The country is meeting its current unambitious pledge, but it is still pushing coal and failing to protect natural resources needed to protect people from the worst impacts of climate change.
Antarctic ice block soon to collapse
The melting of the ice caps affects everyone — particularly Southeast Asia — and the world must strive to meet its Paris Agreement targets to avoid dramatic sea level rises from 2050, say polar explorer Robert Swan and scientist Adam Switzer.
Michael Liebreich, chairman and cofounder of London-based sustainable development advisory services firm Liebreich Associates
EB Studio Developments in wind and solar power, electric vehicles and energy efficiency in production have been extraordinary but more is needed from corporates and investors in the next decade, says Michael Liebreich, keynote speaker at the recent Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum & Exhibition.
Albaba Singles Day 2018 Global Shopping Festival
From rising consumerism to plastics consumption, a report by Forum for the Future highlights the key trends that could make or break sustainable growth in Asia in the run up to 2030.
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#COP 21 Opinion

Dawn on the border of the Juma Reserve in the Brazilian Amazon
What does Brazil's new president mean for the Amazon? Paulo Artaxo from the University of Sao Paulo's examines the damage right-wing Jair Bolsonaro could do to one of the world's most important ecosystems, and what that would mean for the rest of us.
A speedboat cruises down a waterway in the Marshall Islands
The recent IPCC report was a wake-up call to accelerate climate action, and COP 24 in Poland this year will be the first test to see if global leaders have been listening.
A firefighter in Falls Creek, Victoria, Australia looks across the smog generated by wildfires.
There is only one way to deliver improvements to human well-being in an environmentally sustainable way and avoid the worst effects of Hothouse Earth: “transformational change".
Devastated Tacloban City in the Philippines
Negative emissions technologies must be shown to work on a gigaton scale, at an affordable cost, and without serious environmental impacts—do they? MIT's Howard Herzog investigates.
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#COP 21 Videos

Screen Grab Patricia Espinosa Interview Feb 2017 Carbon Brief
Patricia Espinosa is tasked to steer the international climate negotiations through the finer details of the Paris Agreement. What happens if the US renegades on its current commitment? Is Brexit a threat? Her answers on this video.
Ban capture
Together it stands, divided it falls. EU, through its environment ministers, had agreed to ratify the Paris Agreement through a process that would enable individual countries to send their instruments of ratification directly to the UN.
christiana figueres ban ki-moon
With 31 more countries submitting their instruments of ratification for the Paris climate pact last week, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is confident the Paris Agreement will have entered into force before his term concludes.
Screen Grab: Patricia Espinosa August 3 interview on Climate Change
UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa, talks about the need to mobilise the world in the fight against climate change, which is affecting lives every day.
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