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Emissions rising too high despite the reduction targets set before the Paris negotiations

Nearly all of the world’s countries have announced targets for reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. However, more ambitious emission reductions are needed in order to limit global warming to two degrees. This is shown by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland in their analysis of the emission targets from 159 countries.

Also developing countries have recently joined in the effort to slow down climate change by setting targets for reducing their emissions. However, despite the now-stated targets, emissions will continue to increase up to 2030, and global temperature increase can be kept below the critical two degree limit only if drastic emission reductions are carried out after 2030.

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White House Announces Additional Commitments to The American Business Act on Climate Pledge

The White House will announce additional commitments from 73 companies from across the American economy who are joining the American Business Act on Climate Pledge. With this announcement, a total of 154 companies will have signed the American Business Act on Climate Pledge to demonstrate their support for action on climate change and the conclusion of a climate change agreement in Paris that takes a strong step forward toward a low-carbon, sustainable future.  These 154 companies have operations in all 50 states, employ nearly 11 million people, represent more than $4.2 trillion in annual revenue, and have a combined market capitalization of over $7 trillion.

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Multilateral Development Banks Join Forces to Ramp up Climate Action in Transport

 

Eight multilateral development banks today issued a joint statement, committing to accelerate their efforts to mitigate transport emissions and recognizing the need for more action on the resilience of transport to climate change.  The sector accounts for about 60% of global oil consumption, 27% of all energy use, and 23% of world energy-related CO2 emissions.

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U.S. Green Building Council Commits to Scaling LEED Green Buildings to More Than 5 Billion Square Feet Over Next Five Years

USGBC’s ambitious commitment made at COP21 in Paris today

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that it will commit to scaling green buildings to more than 5 billion square feet (478 million square meters) over the next five years through the LEED and EDGE green building rating systems. USGBC’s commitment was made at Buildings Day, an official event at the United Nations climate negotiations conference known as COP21.

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Mayor Kasim Reed to Participate in United Nations Conference on Climate Change

City of Atlanta’s commitment to local solutions on climate to be highlighted

The City of Atlanta announced that Mayor Kasim Reed will travel to Paris to participate in the United Nations Conference on Climate Change from December 3-7. During the trip, Mayor Reed will join other U.S. and global leaders to discuss solutions and partnerships to address the dramatic impacts that a changing climate is having on world populations and economies.

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U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe to Address Heartland Institute Climate Conference in Paris

Chairman of Environment and Public Works Committee recorded remarks on video from Washington, DC to be played at December 7 Event: 'Day of Examining the Data'

United States Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) has recorded an address to the attendees and presenters at the "Day of Examining the Data," taking place in conjunction with COP-21 in Paris. The event, hosted by The Heartland Institute and CFACT, takes place Monday, December 7 in the San Francisco Room at the Hotel California, 16 Rue de Berri, 75008 Paris, France.

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