Monthly Archives: December 2013

UN Secretary-General visits typhoon-ravaged area of the Philippines

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited Tacloban in the Philippines, which was devastated by Typhoon Yolanda, one of the strongest storms in recorded history. During his visit, Mr. Ban said, “At this time, it may be very difficult to attribute one single storm, Typhoon Yolanda, to the climate change phenomenon. […]

23 December 2013|

Secretary-General appoints special envoys on climate change to engage global leaders ahead of 2014 Climate summit

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of two Special Envoys on Climate Change. The Special Envoys are John Kufuor, former President of Ghana, and Jens Stoltenberg, former Prime Minister of Norway. […]

23 December 2013|

Big Idea 2014: The Year for Climate Action

This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers pick one big idea that will shape 2014.

My big idea is not new. Nor is it, in the larger sense, mine. But it is an idea that will be one major focus of my work next year, and one in which I believe deeply. In 2014, we must turn the greatest collective challenge facing humankind today – climate change – into the greatest opportunity for common progress towards a sustainable future. Next year is the year for climate action. […]

11 December 2013|

Big Idea 2014: The Year for Climate Action by Ban Ki-moon

This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers pick one big idea that will shape 2014.

10 December 2013 – My big idea is not new. Nor is it, in the larger sense, mine. But it is an idea that will be […]

10 December 2013|

“Climate-smart” agriculture needed to steer food security through changing weather, Ban says

5 December 2013 – Agroforestry, diversification of crops with legumes and other practical measures must be scaled up to end hunger while meeting the challenge of climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a global conference on the issue today. […]

6 December 2013|

UN-backed green fund hailed as ‘milestone’ in global effort to tackle climate change

4 December 2013 – Senior United Nations officials hailed the opening in the Republic of Korea today of the UN-backed Green Climate Fund as a significant step in the collective effort to support mitigation, adaptation and resilience measures in developing countries. […]

5 December 2013|

UN Secretary-General Plants Tree as Part of Afforestation Project in Lima

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his wife, Yoo Soon-taek assisted with planting trees in El Agustino as part of an afforestation project to aid the degraded and vulnerable areas of Lima. El Agustino, a district of Lima, is located alongside a main river which has been vulnerable to soil erosion, flooding, and other effects of climate change. […]

4 December 2013|