New report: Global Climate Action from Cities, Regions and Businesses

A new report finds that action by cities, states, regions and business can go a long way towards meeting the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, but their actions alone are not enough to hold global temperature increase to well-below 2°C and work towards limiting it to 1.5° C. The report, authored by experts at Data-Driven YaleNewClimate InstitutePBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, in partnership with CDP, is the most comprehensive assessment to date of city, region, and company commitments to reduce greenhouse gases.

Read the full report here: http://bit.ly/yale-nci-pbl-global-climate-action

Launch of Second Edition of ActionLAC Climate Action online course (Spanish)

The second edition of the capacity building course Movilizando e Implementando la Acción Climática en América Latina has been lanched by ActionLAC. Participants with an undergraduate degree that take a final exam will receive a Masters course certification by FLACSO Argentina. All those that complete an action plan may apply for (a) seed funding, and (b) an exchange experience regarding climate action in Costa Rica. The deadline for registrations is August 30th. Follow this registration link to apply.

Call for Side Events - COP23 Interconnections Zone

The German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) together with Galvanizing the Groundswell of Climate Actions invite proposals for side-events at the Interconnections Zone during  the 23rd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (6-17 November 2017). 

The Interconnections Zone will facilitate dialogue towards more integrated and balanced development, which would both deliver on the 2030 Agenda (including 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the Financing for Development Process) and the Paris Climate Agreement.

Please submit your proposal by Friday 14 July 2017 using this link

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Call for Papers: Interconnections between the 2030 Agenda and Paris Climate Agreement

Call for Papers: Interconnections between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate Agreement: Exploring the role of state, non-state and subnational actors. Bonn, Germany. 12-13 May 2017.

We invite abstracts (max. 250 words) for research papers as well as discussion and briefing papers that address one or more of the above questions. Abstracts can be send to friederike.eichhorn[at]die-gdi.de by 11 February. Notification of acceptance will be given by 1 March, full research, discussion, and briefing papers are due by 1 May 2017.

Read more here.