Monthly Archives: December 2012

[Op-Ed] A universal climate change agreement is both necessary and possible

Bonn, 14 December 2012, by Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

The results of the United Nations climate change conference that closed in Doha, Qatar, last Saturday show once again that the international negotiations are moving steadily in the right direction, but alarmingly slow. 

14 December 2012|

Doha climate conference opens gateway to greater ambition and action on climate change

(Doha, 8 December 2012) At the UN Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar (COP18/CMP8), governments have taken the next essential step in the global response to climate change. Countries have successfully launched a new commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol, agreed a firm timetable to adopt a universal climate agreement by 2015 and agreed a path to raise necessary ambition to respond to climate change. They also endorsed the completion of new institutions and agreed ways and means to deliver scaled-up climate finance and technology to developing countries.

8 December 2012|

UN Climate Change secretariat and Rockefeller Foundation launch initiative to support women in fighting climate change

Doha – Together with the Rockefeller Foundation, the UN Climate Change secretariat has launched a new initiative to recognize the critical role of women in fighting climate change: “Momentum for Change: Women for Results”.

6 December 2012|

Ministers from 25 Nations Commit to Scaling Up Voluntary Action to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

Climate and Clean Air Coalition Partners Review Progress on Fast Action from Curbing Emissions from Landfills to Cutting Smoke from Heavy Duty Vehicles

6 December 2012|

UN and Qatari Leaders in Doha Commit to Addressing Water and Food Security Risks Aggravated by Climate Change

Doha, Qatar—Leaders from across the United Nations system and the State of Qatar gathered at a side event during the Doha Climate Conference to highlight how the UN is working to help people across the world live with the increasing impacts of climate change, particularly threats to water and food security.

4 December 2012|

Consumer demand for climate solutions leads to expansion of WindMade label

Supported by UN Global Compact, WWF, GWEC and Vestas, WindMade announces development of new renewable energy label to recognize a wide variety of renewable energy sources

4 December 2012|

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Remarks on the “Momentum for Change”

"Together, we can generate even more momentum not only for change, but for transformation."

4 December 2012|

Ministers arrive for COP 18/CMP 8 as high-level segment begins

Doha– The high-level segment of the UN Climate Change Conference in Doha gets underway on Tuesday, with ministers starting to provide guidance on key issues. 

4 December 2012|

UN Secretary-General: Remarks to the UNFCC COP 18 High-level Segment

"We have a responsibility here in Doha to sustain the momentum for change so painstakingly built in Bali, Poznan, Copenhagen, Cancun and Durban."

4 December 2012|