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Action Packed Global Green Growth Week 2016

Action Packed Global Green Growth Week 2016

Global Green Growth Week 2016, taking place from 5 to 9 September on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, is shaping up to be a dynamic platform for climate action. Under the theme “Maximizing Impact for Inclusive and Sustainable Green Growth,” GGGWeek2016 will bring together leading experts from both the public […]

Multiple Benefits of Kenya Solid Waste Management NAMA

Multiple Benefits of Kenya Solid Waste Management NAMA

Waste management is a major challenge in Kenya, especially in Nairobi, the rapidly growing capital. Nairobi produces around 2,400 tons of waste every day, of which only 38% is collected and less than 10% recycled. The remaining 62% is left on illegal dumpsites and next to houses or burned, causing […]

Turning Plans into Action at Asia Pacific NAMA Market Place

Turning Plans into Action at Asia Pacific NAMA Market Place

Building on the fresh momentum resulting from the Paris Climate Change Agreement, 2016 is a crucial year to translate global commitments on climate change and development finance into concrete actions and plans. In light of this, the UNFCCC secretariat has organized a NAMA Market Place session to be held during […]

3 Reasons to be Cheerful about Limiting Global Warming to 1.5 Degrees

3 Reasons to be Cheerful about Limiting Global Warming to 1.5 Degrees

The recent streak of record-breaking temperatures has shown that climate change is not waiting for the world to take decisive action. But the adoption of the Paris Agreement was a clear signal that the world is ready to take climate change seriously. 175 countries signed and 15 of these ratified […]

Dominican Republic’s Roadmap to a Renewable Future

Dominican Republic’s Roadmap to a Renewable Future

Creating a sustainable future is the responsibility of all countries, and that includes allocating a greater share of the world’s energy mix to renewables. A new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Renewable Energy Prospects: Dominican Republic, finds the Dominican Republic could by 2030 increase its share of modern renewable […]

Panama NAMA Initiative a Pillar for Action Post-Paris

Panama NAMA Initiative a Pillar for Action Post-Paris

Under last December’s historic Paris Climate Change Agreement, all countries committed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs.) For developing countries, an important means to achieve their NDC targets under the Paris Agreement is through their Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), which are plans they […]