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New York – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised the outcome of the climate meeting that ended last Sunday in Lima, Peru, as one that advanced the effort to stem global warming on several fronts.
The growth in demand for coal has been slowing in recent years, and that trend will continue over the next five years, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said this week.
Coal demand globally will grow […]
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivered an impassioned plea on Thursday to climate negotiators meeting in Lima, Peru, to put aside their concerns over individual responsibility, and to focus instead on pitching in […]
Press release from the United Nations Environment Programme:
Lima — A coalition launched Wednesday at the climate talks in Lima aims to boost efforts to save billions of dollars and billions of tonnes of CO2 emissions […]
8 December—The limelight shifted today to higher-level officials. Conference President and Peruvian Minister of the Environment Manuel Pulgar-Vidal opened the session saying that the signals were good for the Conference to conclude with a […]
Lima—With the announcement of new pledges to the Green Climate Fund, bringing the total to more than $10 billion, negotiators at the Lima Climate Conference said Wednesday they were optimistic that a successful outcome […]
Lima, Peru – The Green Climate Fund’s initial capitalization target of $10 billion has been exceeded.
Governments of Australia and Belgium on Tuesday joined other nations in pledging to the Green Climate Fund, committing AU$ […]
This post originally appeared on the LinkedIn account belonging to Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women:
As leaders from around the world gather in Lima, Peru this week to discuss […]
Lima, December 9, 2014 –– The economic and social benefits of mangroves – which are estimated to run into the hundreds of billions worldwide – remain largely untapped due to a lack of carbon […]
Building on UN Climate Summit, 2nd Annual Caring for Climate Business Forum to share solutions, commitments and plans on key corporate climate issues from carbon pricing to responsible lobbying
(Lima, 8 December 2014) – On […]
A year from now, climate negotiators representing countries worldwide will be in Paris finalizing an international agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and begin slowing the impacts of climate change. Their success will depend […]
Lima, Peru, 5 December 2014
Even if global greenhouse gas emissions are cut to the level required to keep global temperature rise below 2°C this century, the cost of adapting to climate change in developing […]