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Putting out the Fire: how Nigeria has quietly cut flaring by 70%, and is now moving to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector

Sometimes we miss good news, even in fighting climate pollution (where good news isn’t very common).  This is even more likely if the good news is from a place where common misperceptions suggest that there won’t be good news.  For example, did you know that Nigeria has dramatically reduced natural gas flaring? Nigeria is the... continue reading »

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Chile Launches Ambitious Decarbonization Plan ahead of COP25 Presidency

[Vea abajo para leer en español] In a display of strong climate leadership, Chile announced this week the close of eight coal power plants over the next 5 years. This landmark announcement falls within Chile’s more ambitious plan of completely phasing out coal plants by 2040 and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. This ambitious step... continue reading »

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Lessons from Virtual Pilots: Raising Climate Ambition through ITMOs

Article 6 of the Paris Agreement facilitates use of cooperative approaches in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. A step up from project-based CDM or even programmes of activities, this new and flexible mechanism has the potential to harness market forces to foster emissions reductions at a sector-wide scale. The hope is that cooperative approaches will lower... continue reading »

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Think Big: Developing Transformative TOD Policies in Colombia

The Colombia TOD NAMA Support Project, funded by Germany and the UK through the NAMA Facility, is entering a new phase as it embarks upon assessing potential national policy frameworks to scale-up and replicate transit-oriented development (TOD) across Colombian cities. (The development of the Colombia TOD NAMA was a collaboration of CCAP, FINDETER, the Colombian Ministries... continue reading »

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Upcoming Green Climate Fund Board Meeting (B22): Three key policy issues you likely won’t see in headlines

Board members of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) will convene next week at the Board’s twenty-second meeting (B22) in Songdo, South Korea. Alongside political issues such as the election of the new Executive Director, the progress of the replenishment process and Board funding decisions that are expected to dominate media headlines, the Board will also... continue reading »

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