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Which countries have a net-zero carbon target?

Tuesday - Twenty-eight countries, one American state and the European Union says they are committed to being carbon-neutral by 2050.

First deal done under Paris Agreement to offset emissions

22 Oct 20 - Switzerland has struck a carbon offsetting agreement with Peru, in what the two nations say is the first deal of its kind under Article 6 of the Paris agreement.

Warming could pass 1.5deg before 2030, warns UN

14 Sep 20 - Global temperatures could exceed the 1.5deg limit set in the Paris Agreement in the next decade, according to a World Meteorological Society report for the United Nations.

Only 80 countries likely to update national climate plans this year

4 Sep 20 - Most nations including top emitter China are likely to miss a 2020 deadline to upgrade national plans for fighting global warming, according to the UN’s climate chief.

Extra UN climate talks mooted to help negotiators catch up

27 Aug 20 - Additional climate talks could be held next year to help countries prepare for the critical Cop26 summit, making up for time lost due to the coronavirus pandemic.

We might meet Paris, say officials

21 Jul 20 - New Zealand’s 2030 emissions reduction target might be consistent with the Paris Agreement – it all depends on how you look at it, officials have told the Government.

Most nations ignore climate plans update

12 Feb 20 - The Marshall Islands, Suriname and Norway have submitted plans for tougher action to tackle climate change before a five-year milestone of the Paris Agreement in 2020 - but almost 200 others - including New Zealand - have ignored an informal February 9 deadline.


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...

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.


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