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Selon le Rapport 2017 sur les pays les moins avancés de la CNUCED : L’accès à l’énergie comme vecteur de transformation, il est indispensable de développer l’accès à des sources énergétiques modernes adéquates, abordables et fiables pour permettre aux pays les plus pauvres du monde de se libérer du piège de la pauvreté. Continue reading
Expanding access to adequate, reliable and affordable sources of modern energy is essential if the world’s poorest nations are to escape the poverty trap, says UNCTAD’s The Least Developed Countries Report 2017: Transformational Energy Access Continue reading
18 November: As COP 23 drew to a close, the Chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDC) group, Gebru Jember Endalew, said, “As an Ethiopian, I know intimately the pain caused by climate change. My country is in the grip of a severe drought that has put 13 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia at risk of increased food insecurity. At the same time, our friends in South Asia have been drenched by extraordinary monsoon flooding, friends in the Caribbean have been battered by devastating hurricanes, and island states in the pacific are watching their homes disappear before their eyes beneath the water.” Continue reading
(NOV 14, 2017) – Bonn, Germany. On the sidelines of the UN Climate Summit an unprecedented global alliance of civil society groups warned that 2018 would see an escalation of activism against polluting dirty energies. The alliance, known as Reclaim Power, sports representatives from over 75 countries across every continent and has already coordinated on over 2000 protests and events calling for the transformation of energy systems as a key step in addressing climate change. Continue reading
A COP23 Presidency ocean initiative is being developed at the UN climate Summit. Called ‘the Ocean Pathway’ it embodies the important relationship between the Ocean and Climate Change. Continue reading
November 10, Bonn, IBON International Updates, Tetet Nera-Lauron, – The 23rd Conference of Parties (COP 23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) taking part in Bonn, is expected to come out with decisions on a range of issues, including (a) the ‘Paris Rulebook’ – the manual that details how the 2015 agreement will be implemented; (b) a ‘Facilitative Dialogue’ to track progress on countries’ implementing the domestic actions they pledged to do; (c) what money is forthcoming and who will foot the bill for lowering emissions and transitioning to low-carbon economies (mitigation) and helping those who face the severest impacts of climate change (adaptation), and (d) how the global community responds as the impacts get more frequent and intense, and the damages are permanent and go beyond the economic sphere (loss and damage). Continue reading
Zambia, 8 -11-17, Friday Phiri (IPS)- As governments gather in Bonn, at COP 23 to hammer out a blueprint to implement the global climate change treaty signed in Paris in 2015, a major focus will be on reducing emissions to keep the global average temperature increase to well below 2°C by 2020. While achieving this goal requires serious mitigation, LDCs such as Zambia are also emphasising adaptation as enshrined in Article 2 (b) of the Paris Agreement: Increasing the ability to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change and foster climate resilience and low greenhouse gas emissions development, in a manner that does not threaten food production. Continue reading
The energy sector is the biggest contributor to climate change, but leaves 1 billion people without electricity. Fossil fuels are no longer viable yet are still heavily subsidized.
LDC Watch along with Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), Centre for Biological Diversity (CBD), Freedom from Debt Coalition Inc. (FDC), Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN) and Society of Catholic Medical Missionaries (SCMM)
Thursday – 10 November, 11.30 – 13.00
Meeting Room no. 12, Bonn Zone
3 November 2017: From 6-17 November 2017, the United Nations climate change negotiations will convene in Bonn, Germany, for COP23. With only one year left to finalise the rules that will govern the implementation of the Paris Agreement, these negotiations are a key milestone. Continue reading