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Secretary-General meets with IPCC Chair

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (today met with Rajendra K. Pachauri, the Chairperson of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The two men discussed the latest IPCC report, which focuses on the mitigation of climate change.  The report,  released in Berlin, Germany, on Sunday, states that global greenhouse gas emissions are continuing to rise at an accelerated pace […]

Brazil Kicks Off Carbon Neutral Goal for FIFA World Cup

Government Unveils Plans to Offset Emissions with Donated UN-Certified Emission reduction Certificates 16 April 2014 – The globe’s biggest sporting event – the FIFA World Cup – is aiming to offset its greenhouse gas emissions this summer in a move that should inspire more event organizers to undertake high-profile climate action. The Government of Brazil has announced an initiative […]

IPCC: Options for limiting climate change still available if action on grand scale starts now

13 April 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the findings of a long-awaited United Nations report on the mitigation of climate change released earlier today in Berlin and urged all countries “to act swiftly and boldly” to reach a “global, ambitious and legal [climate] agreement in 2015.” The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change”s latest report, […]

IPCC: Greenhouse gas emissions accelerate despite reduction efforts–many pathways to substantial emissions reductions are available

13 April–A new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows that global emissions of greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels despite a growing number of policies to reduce climate change. Emissions grew more quickly between 2000 and 2010 than in each of the three previous decades. According to the Working Group […]

Renewable energy market share climbs despite 2013 dip in investments

7 April 2014 – Renewable energy’s share of world electricity generation continued its steady climb last year despite a 14 per cent drop in investments to US$214.4 billion, according to a new report released today. According to Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2014 – produced by the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable […]