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Synthesis Report of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report

GENEVA, 24 September – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will consider the Synthesis Report of the Fifth Assessment Report in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 27-31 October 2014. The […]

The European Union to Cut 40% of its Greenhouse Gas by 2030

On 24 October the European Council endorsed a binding target for the European Union (EU) of at least a 40% domestic reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030 compared to 1990.
In addition, it set a […]

Climate change adaptation can help promote sub-Saharan African livelihoods – UN report

13 August 2014 – Investing in ways to adapt to climate change will promote the livelihood of 65 per cent of Africans, the United Nations environmental agency reported, warning also that failing to address the phenomenon could reverse decades of development progress on the continent.

UN agency spotlights ‘climate-smart’ approach to galvanize rural renewal

6 June 2014 – As the global farming community continues to curb climate change and food insecurity, the United Nations agriculture agency today spotlighted the best practices of its “climate-smart” approach to tackle those challenges and spark rural renewal.

‘Raise your voice, not the sea level,’ urges UN on World Environment Day

5 June 2014 – Barbados, a small Caribbean island at the cutting edge of the fight against climate change, will be hosting this year’s World Environment Day, leading United Nations-wide efforts to draw attention to the […]

Sea-Level Rise in Small Island Nations to Cost US$ Trillions: Shift to Green Policies and Investment Critical

Bridgetown, 5 June 2014 – Climate change-induced sea-level rise in the world’s 52 small island nations – estimated to be up to four times the global average – continues to be the most pressing […]