United Nations and Climate Change Latest News

UN warns Pacific islands of extreme weather risks during upcoming wet season

21 November 2014 – Extreme weather conditions predicted for the Pacific Ocean pose a significant threat for island states’ industry and infrastructure, warns a new advisory note from the United Nations, encouraging the establishment […]

UN agency chief reports on Iran, DPR Korea nuclear files, measures to curb climate change

The safe and limited use of nuclear energy can help reduce the impact global energy demand is having on our planet’s volatile climate, the head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog said today as […]

Ban welcomes $9 billion in pledges to Green Climate Fund at Berlin Conference

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the pledges of more than $9.3 billion made by Governments towards the initial capitalisation of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) at the first pledging conference for the […]

UN report underscores the need for quick action on climate change

19 November 2014 – The world must become carbon-neutral by the mid to late century if the average rise in global temperature is to be kept within the threshold that scientists predict would avert […]

Now Japan Pledges $1.5 Billion to Green Climate Fund

News Comes as G20 Issue Strong Statement in Support of UN Climate Negotiations

Bonn, 16 November 2014―Japan today announced a pledge of $1.5 billion to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) ahead of next week’s pledging […]

US pledge to climate fund ‘a new benchmark’

15 November – The chief of the UN’s Climate Change Convention Secretariat welcomed a $3 billion pledge to the Green Climate Fund announced Saturday by U.S. President Barack Obama and predicted it will induce […]