Monthly Archives: March 2014

UN to showcase initiatives combating climate action worldwide

31 March 2014 – Starting today, communities, cities, businesses and governments that are taking the lead on tackling climate change can apply to have their game-changing initiatives recognized by the UN Climate Change secretariat.

The secretariat officially opened the call for applications for its 2014 Lighthouse Activities […]

31 March 2014|

Shining a Light on Transformational Climate Action – UN Climate Chief Christiana Figueres

One of the questions I struggle with on a daily basis as Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC is this: how can we scale up and speed up the transformational change needed to tackle climate change?

By “we” I mean all of us. And by “transformational” I […]

31 March 2014|

IPCC Report: ‘severe and pervasive’ impacts of climate change will be felt everywhere

31 March 2014 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) today issued a report saying the effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across the oceans. The world, in many cases, is ill-prepared for risks from a changing climate. The report also concludes […]

31 March 2014|

Give an hour to combat climate change

The 2014 edition of Earth Hour will take place on Saturday 29 March and everyone around the world is invited to switch off their lights for one hour from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., local time worldwide.

This symbolic global initiative organized by the World Wildlife Fund […]

27 March 2014|

7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution

25 March, 2014 – In new estimates released today, WHO reports that in 2012 around 7 million people died – one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air […]

25 March 2014|

IPCC starts meeting to finalize Working Group II report

25 March, 2014 – (IPCC release) Government representatives and scientists on Tuesday opened a five-day meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to finalize a report assessing the impacts of climate change on human and natural systems, options for adaptation, and the interactions […]

25 March 2014|

WMO Says 2013 In Tie as 6th Warmest Year on Record – No Standstill in Global Warming

24 March, 2014 – The year 2013 once again demonstrated the dramatic impact of droughts, heat waves, floods and tropical cyclones on people and property in all parts of the planet, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s Annual Statement on the Status of the Climate. […]

24 March 2014|

World Meteorological Day Focuses on Youth

20 March 2014 – Weather and Climate: Engaging Youth is the theme of World Meteorological Day 2014, seeking to increase awareness among young people about climate change and mobilize them as champions for action.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is also using the 23 March occasion […]

20 March 2014|

Key International Figures Highlight Achievements of 20 Years of the UNFCCC

(Bonn, 20 March 2014) – To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, key international figures past and present are highlighting the achievements of 20 years of work under the Convention in a special section […]

20 March 2014|

Negotiations Towards New Universal Climate Agreement in 2015 Get Underway–International Organizations Ready to Support Higher Climate Ambition of Nations

14 March–(UNFCCC release) Countries got down to the business of fleshing out how a new universal agreement on climate change might look by the deadline of Paris 2015 as part of worldwide efforts to keep a global temperature rise under 2 degrees Celsius this century.

This […]

14 March 2014|