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Why climate financing matters to real people
30 Mar 2016 – 11:27
Why climate financing matters to real people

Although most of the focus at COP21 was on the emission reductions required to achieve the global targets, the real issue on the table was climate finance. Erik Solheim, Chair, OECD Development Assistance Committee discusses …

The Paris Accord: From agreement to implementation
30 Mar 2016 – 11:20
The Paris Accord: From agreement to implementation

The COP21 has brought us the much-needed global commitment to tackle climate change. It’s now time to deliver on these commitments. Gabriela Ramos, Special Counsellor to the Secretary General, Chief of Staff and Sherpa, OECD, …

Is the UK Government living up to its Paris rhetoric?
30 Mar 2016 – 11:04
Is the UK Government living up to its Paris rhetoric?

The UK Government is committed to the Paris climate accord, yet last year’s General Election illustrates the difficulties that lie ahead. Will UK deliver on climate change?  Fabrice Leveque, Energy & Climate Specialist  and Imke …

Hold leaders to account, for urgent implementation of Paris Agreement
30 Mar 2016 – 11:01
Hold leaders to account, for urgent implementation of Paris Agreement

The security impacts of climate change show how the consequences might slip beyond our control and understanding. It therefore becomes vital for civil society groups to hold national leaders to account to urgently implement the …

Post-COP21 … Will we stop our climate from changing?
30 Mar 2016 – 10:57
Post-COP21 … Will we stop our climate from changing?

The Paris deal signals progress on a number of fronts, but perhaps, the most significant one is the signal that it sends to investors. MEP Miriam Dalli, Member of EP’s COP21 delegation discusses the urgent …

Can national governments keep up with the change in the world?
30 Mar 2016 – 10:48
Can national governments keep up with the change in the world?

Anna Leidreiter, Policy Officer, Climate and Energy, World Future Council shares positive stories of how to mitigate climate change and boost socio-economic development
The UN Climate Conference in Paris was a test to see whether national …

A Europe-Africa marriage in Paris?
30 Mar 2016 – 10:38
A Europe-Africa marriage in Paris?

The EU-Africa rapprochement culminated in the creation of a “high-ambition coalition” during COP21. Before the end of negotiations, this coalition had been joined by the US, Canada, Japan and Brazil, among several others. Hanne Knaepen, …

Understanding and adapting to climate change in Europe
30 Mar 2016 – 10:33
Understanding and adapting to climate change in Europe

The Paris climate deal constitutes a promising step towards building a climate-resilient world. However, an effective approach to climate change requires a wider perspective with the integration of climate change into different public policies around …

The effects of climate change are not always environmental
30 Mar 2016 – 10:26
The effects of climate change are not always environmental

Climate change is the ‘threat multiplier’ that is linked to other global challenges and injustices. Though it may not be the root cause of migration, it affects people in a very disproportionate manner. Magda Stoczkiewicz, …

Amplifying the voice of water in COP21 climate talks
30 Mar 2016 – 10:19
Amplifying the voice of water in COP21 climate talks

Hydro-climate disasters account for nearly 95% of all people affected by disasters, and have caused over 60% of all damage incurred worldwide by such disasters. Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director, Stocholm International Water Institute (SIWI), says …