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With accomplishments in Peru, ‘the stars are aligned’ for action on climate change

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.

“Governments […]

Coal remains king, but growth in demand predicted to slow in coming five years

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 […]

John Kerry appeals to climate negotiators in Lima to focus on reaching a deal

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 […]

Coalition aims to fight climate change by measuring emissions reductions

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 […]

Notes from Lima, part 2

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 […]

Air of optimism that Lima will make history

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 […]