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Carbon Pricing Gathers Momentum

Carbon Pricing Gathers Momentum

“There is a growing sense of inevitability about putting a price on carbon pollution,” said World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on the eve of the April 22 signing ceremony at UN Headquarters of the Paris Climate Agreement.

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One Billion Take Part in Earth Day 2016

One Billion Take Part in Earth Day 2016

As Earth Day approaches its 50th anniversary in 2020, the Earth Day Network has set five major goals. Planting trees is the first; this year volunteers plan to plant 7.8 billion trees. Valuable as it is, tree planting is not the only global push planned for Earth Day.

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Best Sustainable Development Moves Need Decision Analysis

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“It’s about the toughest job any human being could be given,” says David Nabarro, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted unanimously by 193 Heads of State at UN Headquarters in New York in September.

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Global Climate Consensus Forged in Paris

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“The Paris Agreement on climate change is a monumental triumph for people and planet,” declared UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as delegates from 195 countries approved the world’s first universal pact to take common climate action.

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Businesses Vow Action at Paris Climate Talks

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Corporate actions on key climate issues such as carbon pricing, finance, responsible policy engagement and science-based emissions targets were announced at the Caring for Climate Business Forum, the official avenue for business at COP21 in Paris.

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