Climate Home (2/15) reported that Fiji became the first country in the world to ratify the Paris Agreement, when its lawmakers endorsed the agreement last week.
Reuters (2/16) covered remarks from U.S. climate envoy Todd Stern, who said the U.S. will sign the Paris Agreement and meet its commitments to curb greenhouse gas emissions regardless of the recent Supreme Court decision to pause implementation of the U.S. Clean Power Plan.
Canada’s CBC news (2/12) reported that the U.S., Canada and Mexico signed a new clean energy deal that will include sharing energy information and other ways to cooperate on clean energy development.
The Washington Post (2/11) ran an in-depth piece about the immediate impact that stopping deforestation could have on reducing global greenhouse gas emissions and why this will be critical to achieving the Paris Agreement.
According to the Guardian (2/15), some small developing nations are having trouble accessing the Green Climate Fund due to a complicated accreditation process.
Bloomberg (2/5) covered China’s announcement that it will cut back as much as 500 million metric tons of annual coal output in the next three to five years.