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Bonn: New initiatives in energy, water and agriculture sectors announced at UN climate conference

10 November 2017 – New commitments and initiatives in energy, water and agriculture sectors were announced on Friday, at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP 23) in Bonn, Germany, under the auspices of the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action to help implement the Paris Agreement.


Accelerate climate action and raise ambition, urges UN chief

10 November 2017 – As the impact of climate change worsens around the world, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on the global community to redouble efforts to help countries respond to climate shocks, especially the most vulnerable.


Science and technology can help tackle key sustainable development challenges

10 November 2017 – Integrated science is essential to strengthen water management, sustainably use the oceans and tackle climate change, the head of the United Nations cultural agency said on World Science Day for Peace and Development.


Bonn: At UN climate conference, Congo Basin youth spotlight their work protecting fragile forest ecosystem

09 November 2017 – Youth groups working in Africa’s Congo Basin countries are supporting economic progress in isolated rural communities while protecting the forest, and it is high time their voices were heard, a young woman at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 23) in Bonn, Germany, said Thursday.


Bonn: Participants at UN conference examine human mobility in an era of climate change

08 November 2017 – As the number of people displaced worldwide due to climate change-related events continues to grow, the United Nations and its partners are focusing on regional approaches, framed by existing practice, to respond to the issue of ‘climate refugees.’


Bonn: Indigenous peoples’ knowledge and wisdom valuable to climate adaptation, Peruvian activists say

07 November 2017 – Peruvian indigenous activists at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP 23) in Bonn, Germany, made a strong call Tuesday for indigenous peoples to be part of the solution to tackling climate change, emphasizing their traditional wisdom and practical knowledge about adaptation methods.


Bonn: UN climate conference aims for greater ambition as 2017 set to be among top three hottest years

06 November 2017 – The United Nations Climate Conference opened on Monday in Bonn, Germany, with the aim of a greater ambition for climate action, as the world body’s weather agency issued a stark warning that 2017 is set to be among the three hottest years on record.


UN meeting in Dubai to examine crucial role of space for development

06 November 2017 – A United Nations meeting opened in Dubai on Monday aiming to examine how the global space community can contribute to international efforts to bring about a more just and equitable world for all people and the planet.


Bonn: UN climate conference to maintain ambition one year after Paris accord’s entry into force

03 November 2017 – One year after the entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Bonn Conference, which opens on 6 November in Germany, will be an opportunity for nations around the world to show their ambition for climate action and their determination to keep their promises.


Shift to clean, affordable energy critical to attaining Global Goals – UN officials

01 November 2017 – To tackle the double challenge of energy poverty and climate change – producing clean, affordable energy at a pace that will meet rising demand without environmental detriment – all stakeholders must step up efforts to transform the world’s energy systems for everyone’s benefit, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Wednesday.