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#RG #Regram @irenaimages . #DidYouKnow that mini-grids are a great solution for small island developing states whenever the energy demand is not fulfilled? . The increasing frequency of natural disasters as a result of #climatechange has greatly affected islands, and they are sometimes left without a power supply for long periods of time. . A new module from IRENA’s Project Navigator provides the tools and guidance to assist in developing bankable renewable mini-grid projects, and introduces the best practices to assist project developers in preparing, developing, and operating projects, particularly for small islands. . #Islands #SIDS #Renewables #RenewableEnergy #SolarPower #SolarEnergy #Minigrid #Windpower #offgrid #Development #SustainableDevelopment #SDG7 #DevelopmentGoals #GlobalGoals
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This video was shown to world leaders at the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday. . UN Secretary General António Guterres urged the leaders to build ambition and accelerate climate action- before it is too late. . Although a lot of notable progress has been made in recent years to shift to renewable energy sources, 80% of the world’s energy still comes from fossil fuels. If we continue to use resources at the same rate as we do now, temperatures could still rise by 3 degrees of more by the end of the century. . Global leaders must pioneer change and back commitments with actions, in order to meet the goals set out by the Paris Agreement. However, we can all do our part to increase ambition and action in order to protect current and future generations. . @UN #ClimateChange #climate #climateaction #UN #UNGA #COP23 #ParisAgreement #ClimateWeek #CWNYC
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Today @UNICEF will host in New York City the high-level event "Accelerating the Implementation of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals". . As a part of #ClimateWeek, the panel will discuss the critical role of education in the global #cli#climatechange response and how #children and #youth can be empowered to lead #climate solutions. . Live stream will begin on our Facebook page at 12:30 #NYC time. . #CWNYC #ClimateChange #Youth #COP23 #UNGA #ParisAgreement #SDGs #UNICEF
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"It's high time to get off the path of suicidal (greenhouse gas) emissions. We know enough today to act. The science is unassailable," said UN chief António Guterres at the UN General Assembly in New York today. . Against the background of this year’s extreme weather events, ranging from hurricanes in the Atlantic, floods in southern Asia to the landslides and droughts in Africa, António Gutteres and other UN officials have been urging countries to make further efforts to boost resilience and strengthen measures to limit damage. . “This year’s hurricane season fits a pattern: changes to our #cli#cli#climate are making extreme weather events more severe and frequent, pushing communities into a vicious cycle of shock and recovery,” he said, recalling that the past month alone saw four major hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean, causing much damage and destruction. . #UN agencies have been assisting with response and recovery efforts since the storms struck. . #ClimateChange #UNGA #ClimateWeek #ParisAgreement #climate #CWNYC #COP23 #Irma #Maria #Harvey #Jose #climate
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"Pathway to Paris" is a climate change initiative focused on turning the Paris Agreement into reality. On November 5, it will promote a concert on #ClimateAction in New York City aimed at advancing the fight against climate change while offering innovative solutions. . In a partnership with @undp and @350org, the night will feature incredible musical performances and rousing speeches by internationally recognized artists and experts, including @officialpattismith, @catpowerofficial, Dr. Vandana Shiva, Bill McKibben, among many others. . Tickets for the concert are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting the @CarnegieHall website. . #ClimateChange #ParisAgreement #COP23 #PathwaytoParis #UNDP #350 #NYC
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Did you know that when a wind turbine spins for just one second it produces enough energy to make eight packets of M&M’s? . M&M’s new “Fans of Wind” campaign aims to spread the message about the importance and benefits of switching to renewable energy sources. Mars, the parent company of M&M’s, now sources enough wind power to make 100% of its M&M’s produced worldwide. . M&M’s and its parent company Mars believe in “thriving business for a thriving planet.” Investing in wind power provides a safe, reliable and widely available source of electricity. . The campaign also encourages consumers to get involved in climate action, through taking part in online activities such as calculating carbon footprints and even buying green power. . @mmschocolate #win#windgy #cli#climatechange #climateaction #renewable #chocolate #climate #wind #sustainability
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This video by CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) celebrates the work of cities leading the way in #ClimateAction. . This week, Climate Week is taking place in New York alongside the UN General Assembly, bringing together leaders from global businesses, governments and civil society to drive climate action forward. . Senior staff from UN Climate Change will be on ground to take part and take note of all the great climate action announcements that will emerge during Climate Week and the General Assembly, so that the city and biz climate action momentum from New York can feed into the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn in November. . #climate #climatechange #CWNYC #climateweek #SDGs #COP23 #UN<#UNGA #UN #C40Talks
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"Hopping on the electric bus to head to our next meeting. Because that’s how Environment Minister’s roll! 🍃😃" - that's what Canada's Environment Minister Catherine McKenna tweeted from a gathering of Ministers in Montreal who are preparing for the upcoming UN climate change conference in Bonn, Germany, in November. . The meeting was organized by Canada, China and the European Union. On the right hand side of the pic you'll also see our chief Patricia Espinosa. #COP23 #climate #climatechange #Canada #Montreal #electromobility #UN @unitednations
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Put your questions about #climatechange to #UN chief Antonio Guterres on Sunday, 17 September via @unitednations Facebook Live! #COP23 #UNGA
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Today is #Ozo#OzoneDay and the Earth needs your help. Become an Ozone Action Hero and help fight #cli#cli#climatechange whilst you are at it! Join the campaign and this group of friends who are battling to protect the planet's atmosphere. If you're interested, go to our bio and from there to our Newsroom, where details are posted. #OzoneDay #climate #climatechange @UNEP #UN
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Having an understanding of the world’s beautiful yet fragile climate systems is important to appreciate the significance of climate action as well as the importance of leading more sustainable lifestyles. . An exciting, interactive exhibition at the “Klimahaus Bremerhaven 8° Ost” (Climate House Bremerhaven 8° East) gives visitors the opportunity to learn about landscapes and climates all over the world. . Visitors to the interactive Klimahaus can experience the sounds of the rainforests of Cameroon at night, coral reefs in the South Pacific and even alpine summits in Isenthal, Switzerland. . “Just as important as a political framework, is spreading knowledge and the motivation to act among the public. Showing how beautiful and unique our planet is and that it is worth to be saved,” says Arne Dunker, CEO of Klimahaus Bremerhaven. . The Klimahaus are also inviting delegates and visitors of the UN Climate Change Conference in November (COP23) to drop by and take part. . Read more in our Newsroom, where this week’s #Art#Art#Art#Art4Climate article and other useful material is posted. The link to the UNFCCC Newsroom is in our bio! . If you have a concrete proposal for a Newsroom story, you can also send your #Art4Climate proposal to newsroom@unfccc.int and share #Art4Climate works with the hashtag on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! . @klimahausbremerhaven #klimahaus #klimahausbremerhaven #art #climate #Art4Climate #climateaction #climatechange #bremerhaven #COP23 #Germany #ParisAgreement
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Join the UNFCCC at Climate Week NYC 2017! . Taking place between 18-24 September in New York City, Climate Week NYC will be a key international summit to drive climate action forward around the world, in the lead-up to the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference organized in November in Bonn, Germany. . Climate Week is a collaborative space for all kinds of events on climate change, in support of the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. . This year, the summit will take place alongside the UN General Assembly and will bring together international leaders from business, government and civil society to highlight the unstoppable momentum of global climate action. . As part of Climate Week, senior UNFCCC staff, including Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa and Spokesperson Nick Nuttall, will be on the ground and take part in key events relating to international, national, regional, city, business, investor and educational climate action. . @climateweeknyc #CWNYC #climate #climatechange #climateaction #newyork #NYC #ParisAgreement #SDGs #sustainability #development #UNFCCC
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