Monthly Archives: July 2013

Ban rings Wall Street closing bell, welcomes NY Stock Exchange to UN initiative on sustainable investments

24 July 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to a United Nations initiative which seeks to support responsible and sustainable investments.

“There are few better places than this trading floor for appreciating the realities global economic activity and investment […]

24 July 2013|

General Assembly sets up new UN forum to boost sustainable development efforts

9 July 2013 – The General Assembly today established a new High-level Political Forum, which will replace the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, to boost efforts to tackle global economic, social and environmental challenges.

In a resolution adopted by consensus, the 193-member Assembly emphasized the […]

9 July 2013|

The Expert and Government Review of WGI AR5 undergoes robust assessment, IPCC reports

GENEVA, 14 December - The Second Order Draft of the Working Group I contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis (WGI AR5) has been made available online. The IPCC regrets this unauthorized posting which interferes with the process of assessment and review. We will continue not to comment on the contents of draft reports, as they are works in progress.

9 July 2013|

UN chief praises EU proposal to temporarily curb oversupply of emission allowances


5 July 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed a move by the European Parliament to support the proposal to backload permits from the European Union’s carbon market. […]

5 July 2013|

New UN report cites ‘unprecedented climate extremes’ over past decade

3 July 2013 – The world experienced “unprecedented high-impact climate extremes” between 2001 and 2010 and more national temperature records were broken during that period than in any other decade, according to a United Nations report launched today.

The report, The Global Climate 2001-2010, A Decade […]

3 July 2013|