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Climate Action 2016-2017

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CONTENTS CONTENTS 8 / FOREWORD Erik Solheim, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Environment (UNEP) 10 / COP22: TIME FOR ACTION Hakima El Haité, Minister of Environment of Morocco, Moroccan Climate Champion, and member of the Steering Committee of COP22 14 / THE GAME HAS CHANGED FOR GOOD Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 18 / THE IPCC’S SCIENTIFIC ASSESSMENTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE Dr Hoesung Lee, Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 21 / MAINTAINING THE PARIS MOMENTUM Janos Pasztor, Senior Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on Climate Change COUNTRY PERSPECTIVES 23 / NEW COUNTRY PARTNERSHIPS TO ENHANCE CLIMATE POLICY COOPERATION Barbara Hendricks, Federal Environment Minister, Germany 27 / MOBILISING NIGERIA’S CLIMATE ACTION Amina J Mohammed, Minister of the Environment, Nigeria 29 / CANADA – A CLEAN ENERGY LEADER The Hon Catherine McKenna, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Canada 33 / STRENGTHENING CLIMATE ACTION IN CHILE Pablo Badenier Martinez, Minister of the Environment, Chile 36 / BRAZIL MOVES FORWARD WITH CLIMATE MEASURES José Sarney Filho, Minister of the Environment, Brazil 40 / CAIXA ECONÔMICA FEDERAL, BRAZIL www.climateactionprogramme.org 5