Paris pledges were tested, green finance gained ground, climate reporting caught on, aviation went green (sort of), and Bill Gates launched a most excellent energy venture. Here are the policy and finance stories that made the headlines in 2016.
The Climate Vulnerable Forum consisting of 48 nations most at risk of climate change impacts promised to switch to renewable energy as rapidly as possible, but said they need help with funds from outsiders to achieve this.
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Two years after the Paris Agreement was signed, countries will come together at COP 23 to monitor progress in confronting climate change. WRI researchers highlight four things to look out for during proceedings next week.
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The world cannot solely rely on the efforts of governments to fight climate change. Daniel Hersson debunks 4 myths surrounding the state of play and what it will take to move climate action forward in a post-Paris world.
Delegates were united in their defiance against the US President-elect at COP 22, but failed to come up with policies to further the fight against climate change, says Australian National University's Luke Kemp.
Donald Trump isn't the only factor causing a downbeat mood at the UN climate talks in Marrakesh, says Action Aid climate lead Harjeet Singh. Acrimony over climate finance also threatens the success of the Paris Agreement.