Finland’s Chief Negotiator Outi Honkatukia is positive about the outcome of the international climate negotiations in Katowice, Poland, in December last year and believes the parties will commit to the global climate agreement also in the future.
The implementation of the Paris Agreement moved forward at the recent Katowice climate conference in Poland. The key elements of how to operationalise the Agreement were agreed, and the Paris Rulebook now allows implementation from 2020 onward. The Agreement also establishes a framework for voluntary cooperation between countries, including the use of carbon markets.
The city of Myrgorod in Central Ukraine has some 40,000 inhabitants. The local city administration has together with the municipal energy company Myrgorodteploenergo initiated a project aimed at reducing energy consumption and upgrading the distribution system for the heat supply. The project is implemented as part of the DemoUkrainaDH programme and co-financed by NEFCO, Sweden and Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P). See the video >>
As the world witnesses an ever-increasing boom in wind and solar energy, one topic of conversation remains constant in the Nordics: “What should we do when it gets really cold in February and the wind doesn’t blow?”
Expert discussions on climate action are filled with obscure units like MtCO2e, LCOE and TWh. However, there is one unit that matters more than anything else: time. Over the past years, climate has been changing rapidly – more rapidly than expected. Not only have global average temperatures broken records, they have also broken records on how much they have broken records.
We are met by a fan from a dignified and bygone era in the entrance to the hospital. Neatly dressed ladies in chic headgear serve a steady stream of patients and their families who are visiting the Kherson City Clinical Hospital in south-eastern Ukraine.