UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change is an international environmental treaty negotiated at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. UNFCCC is the parent treaty of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. Both treaties aim to "stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that will prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system."

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24 February 2020

Japan: Investors encourage govt. to increase 2030 emissions reduction target under Paris Agreement

Author: Asia Investor Group on Climate Change

"Investors encourage Japanese Government to lift climate ambition with revised Paris pledge", 17 Feb 2020...

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23 February 2020
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Author: Martine Orange en Sin Permiso

“El BCE de Lagarde sueña con liderar la transición ecológica” – 23 de febrero de 202...

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14 February 2020

Norway: Government announces new target to reduce 50-55% carbon emissions by 2030

Author: Department of Climate Change, Norway

"Norway steps up 2030 climate goal to at least 50 % towards 55 %", 02 February 2020...

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17 January 2020

Microsoft pledges to remove more carbon than it produces by 2030

Author: Jay Green, Washington Post

Microsoft... announced plans to remove more carbon than it emits by [2030]... “The scientific consensus is clear. The world today is confronted with an urgent carbon crisis,” Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella said... “Each of us is going to need...

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17 January 2020

USA: BlackRock makes climate change central to investment strategy

BlackRock announced on 14 January 2020 that it would make climate change central to its investment considerations. Citing the impact climate change has on the financial sector, BlackRock released a letter to its clients detailing the changes which...

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13 January 2020

USA: Amazon allegedly threatens employees protesting company's environmental policies; incl. company comment

Amazon has warned at least three employees, who are members of Amazon Employees for Climate Justice and have publicly critized the company's environmental polices, that they could be fired for future violations of its communications policy. In response...

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19 December 2019

USA: Goldman Sachs will no longer finance new oil drilling in the Arctic or new coal-fired power plants

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17 December 2019
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Author: BBC News Mundo

“Los controvertidos planes de Ecuador y Perú para extraer petróleo que despertaron críticas en la cumbre del clima de la ONU” – 13 de diciembre de 2019...

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17 December 2019

177 companies commit to set 1.5°C- targets across their operations and value chains

Author: United Nations Global Compact, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and the We Mean Business coalition

"At COP 25, corporate climate movement grows exponentially as new companies announce plans to align with a 1.5°C future", 11 December 2019...

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13 December 2019

CEOs of Microsoft, Apple, Google and more urge Trump administration to stay in Paris climate deal

Author: Nat Levy, GeekWire

...[D]riving progress on addressing climate change is what’s best for the economic health, jobs, and competitiveness of our companies and our country...  [W]e stand by our conviction that a commitment to the Paris Agreement requires a just transition...

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