28 September 2013 – Asia-Pacific countries, some of them threatened with extinction from rising sea levels, took to the podium of the United Nations General Assembly today to call for an urgent global approach to mitigate climate change, voicing concern at the lack of progress […]
27 September 2013 – United Nations officials today called for a global response to combat climate change, following new findings by a scientific panel stating it is “extremely likely” that humans have been the dominant cause of unprecedented global warming since 1950.
“The heat is on. […]
Bonn, 27 September – UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres, the UN’s top climate change official, said the findings of the latest IPCC report on climate change are a clarion call for the global community to accelerate efforts to combat climate change and steer humanity out […]
27 September—Leaders from the Pacific islands presented UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with a declaration for “Climate Leadership” today and pledged support for the 2014 Climate Summit that the Secretary-General will host.
Pacific Islands Forum Chair and President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Christopher Loeak, […]
Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and since the 1950s, many of the observed changes are unprecedented over decades to millennia. The atmosphere and ocean have warmed, the amounts of snow and ice have diminished, sea level has risen, and the concentrations of greenhouse […]
STOCKHOLM, 27 September – Human influence on the climate system is clear. This is evident in most regions of the globe, a new assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes.
It is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of […]
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is set to release the first of several tranches of its Fifth Assessment Report, the definitive report outlining the current state of scientific knowledge relevant to climate change in Stockholm, Sweden,.
The IPCC will launch the Summary for Policymakers […]
24 September—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon invited world leaders to a Climate Summit one year from now in his opening speech to the General Assembly today, and challenged them to bring bold pledges that will help set the world on a low-carbon path.
“Let us seize the […]
20 September–Pursuing gender equality and women’s empowerment is powerful tool in the race to combat climate change, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a message to the International Women’s Earth and Climate Summit today.”
“Around the world, women from the poorest communities – as heads of […]
20 September 2013 – Warning that “we cannot accept a rising tide that floats only some boats and leaves many to drown,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on business leaders to do even more in conjunction with the United Nations to promote sustainable development worldwide.