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16 September 2016

UNA-UK has released a major report on implementing the new climate deal agreed by UN member states in Paris last year.

Released ahead of the appointment of a new Secretary-General, Climate 2020 - Rising to the challenge builds on our 2015 report, which made recommendations ahead of the Paris agreement's adoption. This new publication provides insights and suggestions for taking forward the agreement, with contributions from UN, government, science, business and civil society experts. Together, the articles provide a source of practical actions, approaches, analysis and case studies on how the hard-won deal can become a robust climate framework.

Contributors include:

In her introduction to the publication, UNA-UK's Executive Director, Natalie Samarasinghe, notes:

With China and the US on board, ratifying states now account for over 39 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, but there is still some way to go to reach the threshold needed for the agreement to enter into force: ratification by at least 55 parties to the UNFCCC that represent at least 55 per cent of the world’s emissions.


But while the Paris Agreement – arguably the best deal that politics could get – may seem a far cry from the robust treaty that UNA-UK and others campaigned for, with concerted effort it could become the deal we need.

Visit the Climate 2020 website

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