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Unhappy investors criticise firms over Paris pact

3 Oct 19 - Investors representing more than $55 trillion say just a fraction of companies are doing their part in meeting the Paris Agreement.

Major economies fail to answer New York call

25 Sep 19 - Delivering on a goal of net zero emissions is a ‘daunting’, ‘civilisational’ task, which the UN climate summit in New York showed leaders do not have plans to meet.

Russia formally signs up to Paris Agreement

25 Sep 19 - The world’s fourth-largest emitter, Russia, has formally adopted the Paris Agreement, drawing an end to months of national tensions on the subject.

Ardern in star turn at UN climate summit

23 Sep 19 - New Zealand will again take centre stage at international climate talks in New York, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern giving a keynote speech in the early hours of tomorrow morning.

Why the New York climate summit matters

17 Sep 19 - As world leaders converge on New York City for the United Nations Climate Action Summit on September 23, they enter what may be the most consequential week in climate politics since Donald Trump’s surprise election as president of the United States in 2016.

Putin has doubts but Russia will sign Paris pact

11 Jul 19 - The Russian government will submit legislation to ratify the Paris climate agreement by September, but president Vladimir Putin warned against the perils of “absolutist” renewable energy.

Russia takes new look at Paris Agreement

7 Feb 19 - Russia, one of the world’s highest-polluting hold-outs, has taken steps that could lead to ratification of the Paris Agreement.

Only 16 countries meet their Paris commitment

1 Nov 18 - Only 16 countries out of the 197 that signed the Paris Agreement have defined national climate action plan ambitious enough to meet their pledges.

Catholic bishops call for faith in Paris target

30 Oct 18 - Catholic Church leaders have urged governments around the world to ramp up their climate action efforts, calling for “ambitious implementation” of the Paris Agreement.

All Paris pact counties now have climate policies

2 May 18 - All 197 countries which signed the Paris Agreement now have at least one law in place to limit global temperatures.

Bonn meeting to sort out Paris pact

30 Apr 18 - A meeting to hammer out the “operating manual” for the Paris Agreement starts in Bonn today.

OPINION: The Paris Agreement is deeply flawed

Dr Jason Hickel

21 Mar 18 - THE PARIS accord is built on speculative tech fantasies. It can not save us from climate catastrophe, says Dr JASON HICKEL of the University of London.

US now only country saying it won't be part of Paris Agreement

8 Nov 17 - Syria has decided to sign the Paris agreement on climate change, the world's final functioning state to do so.

Nicaragua yes leaves US and Syria out in the cold

22 Sep 17 - President Daniel Ortega has announced that Nicaragua will sign the Paris Agreement, leaving the US and Syria the only two countries not taking part in the global accord.

Paris Agreement needs to be politically, not legally, binding

28 Jul 17 - Whether countries have the legal right to back out of their climate commitments is irrelevant. It’s up to defenders to make sure it hurts them politically.

PARIS PACT: We might have less time than we thought

27 Jul 17 - A new global temperature baseline casts doubt on humanity's ability to meet the Paris target.

IT CAN BE DONE: Net zero emissions possible by 2060

7 Jun 17 - Global emissions can be pushed down to net zero by 2060 to meet the climate goals of the Paris Agreement, says the International Energy Agency.

We could be better off if US does withdraw from Paris deal

25 May 17 - A United States withdrawal from the Paris Agreement could be the best outcome for international climate action.

Trump names May for decision on Paris pact

3 Apr 17 - President Donald Trump is planning to decide by late May on whether the US should stay in the Paris climate change agreement.

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