Monthly Archives: September 2013

Asia-Pacific nations at UN call for urgent global approach to mitigate climate change

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 […]

28 September 2013|

UN urges global response to scientific evidence that climate change is human-induced

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. […]

27 September 2013|

UNFCCC’s Figueres: Latest IPCC findings a clarion call for action

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 2013|

Pacific Island Leaders Pledge Support for 2014 Climate Summit to be Hosted by UN Secretary-General

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, […]

27 September 2013|

Headline Statements from the Summary for Policymakers

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 […]

27 September 2013|

Human influence on climate clear, IPCC report says

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 […]

27 September 2013|

IPCC to Release First Section of Fifth Assessment Report on Friday

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 […]

26 September 2013|

Ban Ki-moon Invites World Leaders to a Climate Summit in 2014

 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 […]

24 September 2013|

Role of Women Central in ‘Race to Combat Climate Change’

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 […]

21 September 2013|

Ban calls on world’s business leaders to play key role in sustainable development

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.

“That […]

21 September 2013|