Monthly Archives: January 2014

At Davos Forum, Ban urges leaders to intensify climate action ahead of Summit

24 January 2014 — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged political, economic and financial leaders at the World Economic Forum to intensify their efforts to move towards a low-carbon economy in preparation for the Climate Summit in September in New York.

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24 January 2014|

Ban commends EU proposal to cut down greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030

23 January 2014 — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today praised the European Commission’s recent proposal to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent, and encouraged other members of the international community to follow this standard.

The Secretary-General, who will be hosting the Climate Summit in New York this September, said his intention for the Summit is to provide a high visibility platform so that those who are ready to lead can do so. […]

23 January 2014|

Climate change action a major focus at this year’s World Economic Forum

22 January 2014 — The World Economic Forum, which kicked off today in Davos, Switzerland, will this year devote a full day to the topic of climate change, to encourage political, business and financial leaders to take action to tackle this global threat.

January 24 has been chosen as ‘Climate Day’ to put the spotlight on advancing progress in 2014 on the climate change and sustainable development agenda. […]

23 January 2014|

Figueres says investors can no longer afford to ignore climate change costs

15 January 2014 — The impacts of climate change on the global economy can no longer be ignored, the United Nations senior climate official told investment leaders today, urging them to ‘green’ their portfolios by supporting renewable energy assets and shift away from fossil fuel investments. […]

16 January 2014|