Groundswell of climate actions in the news
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.
Monica Araya, Climate & Development Knowledge Network
A stadium in Costa Rica became 100% solar powered in May. Powerful headlines energised readers in a region whose love for football and the sun is legendary. A source of pride, this became the first stadium in Central America of this kind. Read more.
Dan Mosteller and Angel Hsu
Two separate reports from Yale’s Environmental Performance Index (EPI) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have measured the potential of non-state and sub-national actors to mitigate climate change by eliminating about one-fifth of the emissions gap. Read more.
United Nations Environment Programme
Initiatives which catalyse climate action are now recognised increasingly as playing an important role in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and bridging the global emissions gap. There are several open questions about these initiatives at a global scale... Read more.
Angel Hsu and Amy Weinfurter
The success of the Paris climate talks, COP21, this December will not be measured by whether or not countries can all agree on a new global deal. It will rest on deals made outside the negotiation halls... Read more.
Stefanie Wnuck and Lucien Georgeson
Cities, states and regional governments, as well as non-state actors, are increasingly contributing to global climate change mitigation. The group of participants taking action is growing, and we are only beginning to quantify their impact. Read more.