United States Senator Lisa Murkowski has agreed to become an honorary member of a high-level global commission seeking to jump-start action on energy efficiency by governments around the world, the International Energy Agency announced today.
Includes a speech by VP Šefčovič.
The European Commission today adopted a Communication reaffirming the EU’s commitment to accelerated climate ambition. Preparing for the Climate Action Summit by the United Nations Secretary General in New York on 23 September, the Commission recalls that the European Union has been at the forefront of global climate action, negotiating an inclusive international framework to respond to this challenge, while acting domestically with unity, speed and decisiveness.
As 2020 approaches, countries around the world face the challenges of updating and implementing their Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) pledges under the Paris Agreement, preparing long-term strategies looking towards 2050, and pursuing the UN Sustainable Development Goals alongside national development priorities.
A summary of the debate is now available, with a focus on digital, transport and climate change policies.
The 7th Summit of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) was held in Yokohama, Japan, with Energy Charter officials being invited International guests of the government of Japan.