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Paris Agreement Archive

Antarctic sea ice sets record low temperature

6 Mar 17 - A new record warm temperature for Antarctica has been confirmed by the World Meteorological Organisation as sea ice surrounding the continent has shrunk to a record low.

Eye in the sky will spy on carbon cuts

2 Mar 17 - The world needs a way to verify that nations have made their promised carbon cuts in order to make the Paris agreement effective. And a sophisticated new satellite might be the answer.

Duterte signs Paris climate agreement

2 Mar 17 - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change putting the deal one step closer to ratification in the country.

Paris deal needs US, warns White House

30 Nov 16 - The world will not achieve its climate goals without an active US administration leading on greenhouse gas cuts, the White House has warned.

As envoys bicker, itís time to focus on real climate action

29 Nov 16 - Countries have two years of arguing over the fine-print of the Paris climate deal ahead of them: itís time to focus on whatís happening in the real world.

Paris goals at risk from new coal schemes

11 Oct 16 - Slowing down construction of coal-fired power stations will be vital to hit globally agreed climate change goals, says World Bank president Jim Yong Kim.

Climate treaty races toward hazy future

7 Oct 16 - With a speed almost unknown in the annals of diplomacy, the Paris Agreement on climate change is ready to come into force a bare 11 months after it was reached on December 12 last year.

Australia lags as Paris deal swings into action

Malcolm Turnbull

7 Oct 16 - Australia is not alone in having not yet ratified the Paris Agreement. When all the EU member states have formally joined it will leave Chile, Israel, Japan, Turkey and Australia as the only OECD...

Paris Agreement a turning point, says Obama

Barack Obama

7 Oct 16 - US president Barack Obama has said the Paris climate deal could prove a ďturning pointĒ in the effort to avoid dangerous global warming.

Opposition slams Government carbon credits plan

6 Oct 16 - New Zealandís plans to buy its way out of emissions reductions run foul of the United Nationsí Framework Convention on Climate Change, Opposition parties say.

NZ ratifies Paris Agreement

5 Oct 16 - New Zealand has ratified the Paris Agreement and the European Union is about to, pushing the global climate change treaty over the threshold to bring it into force.

India signs but readies for scrap in Marrakech

5 Oct 16 - India might have ratified the Paris Agreement at the weekend but has indicated itís ready for a scrap at the forthcoming UN climate talks in Marrakech. | Read more

Canada will tax carbon emissions to meet Paris targets

Justin Trudeau

5 Oct 16 - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will impose a tax on carbon emissions starting in 2018 as part of its efforts to meet targets set by the Paris climate change accord.

EU (and others) will ratify Paris deal this week

3 Oct 16 - EU ministers this week are expected to ratify the Paris Agreement, along with India and Cananda, meaning enough countries will have signed up for the deal to come into legal force.

Russia in the slow lane on road to Paris

29 Sep 16 - Whatís holding Russia back from ratifying the Paris climate agreement?

Poland threatens EU plan to ratify pact

29 Sep 16 - Poland has demanded the EU protect its plans to build new coal-fired power plants if it wants fast-track its ratification of the Paris climate agreement.

IPCC chair: We can meet 2deg target if we act fast

Hoesung Lee

28 Sep 16 - INTERVIEW: Hoesung Lee was elected chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change just one month before the landmark Paris climate talks of 2015.

Mali boosts Paris numbers

28 Sep 16 - Mali is the latest country to ratify the Paris Agreement Ė bringing the total number of countries to have ratified to 61, together responsible for 47.79 per cent of global emissions.

PARIS PACT: Morganists say NZ must sell units

23 Sep 16 - The Government must cancel all surplus carbon units itís sitting on in 2020 as part of ratifying the Paris Agreement, says the group that wrote the Climate Cheats report.

PARIS PACT: Farmers play it short and sweet

23 Sep 16 - Federated Farmers has surprisingly little to say about the Paris Agreement Ė and thatís possibly a good sign for the climate.

23 Sep 16  PARIS PACT: Gen Zero does the job for MPs

22 Sep 16  Countries rush to ratify Paris Agreement

20 Sep 16  Three ways Trump could abandon Paris pact

19 Sep 16  UN expects 20 nations to join pact this week

14 Sep 16  Brazil ratifies Paris Agreement (with promises)

12 Sep 16  Amazon burns as Brazil signs Paris pledge

9 Sep 16  Paris pact submissions will be heard this month

9 Sep 16  Hereís what China and US just committed to on climate

6 Sep 16  Paris pact signing could be only weeks away

5 Sep 16  China, US show the way but others must follow

5 Sep 16  Ratification good news for carbon markets

5 Sep 16  UN chief tolls bell for climate change sceptics

30 Aug 16  Major nations not far off ratifying Paris pact

30 Aug 16  WHAT'S COOKING: Paris isn't the only game in town

29 Aug 16  So the Paris deal enters into force, then what?

23 Aug 16  Special report to scrutinise feasibility of 1.5deg

19 Aug 16  Paris Agreement set to become law this year

9 Aug 16  Global climate deal likely to enter into force this year

19 Jul 16  Philippines turns back on Paris Agreement

19 Jul 16  UK, Germany betraying Paris deal, says UN

15 Jul 16  Brexit will force EU to make deeper cuts

4 Jul 16  Paris pledges fall short on emissions

1 Jul 16  Paris targets arenít enough, but we can close the gap

30 Jun 16  Moody's will use Paris to assess corporate risk

29 Jun 16  Paris climate deal approval on course

27 Jun 16  UK commitment to Paris agreement in doubt

20 Jun 16  Big players' threats might force NZ to sign early

17 Jun 16  UN says ratify; Government says not yet

16 Jun 16  Big banks still fund polluting industries

16 Jun 16  Hollande ratifies Paris climate deal for France

15 Jun 16  How low oil prices could weaken Paris pact

15 Jun 16  Paris agreement needs carbon prices to be coordinated

17 May 16  Fairness key as UN begins strengthening Paris deal

26 Apr 16  PARIS PACT: New Zealand's world, according to Bennett

26 Apr 16  PARIS PACT: What happens now

26 Apr 16  PARIS PACT: How should we compensate the poor countries?

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