Monthly Archives: April 2014

UN climate chief: Raise support now for accelerating global climate action

Kathmandu, Nepal, 30 April 2014 – Communities across the developing world have a wealth of local knowledge and ingenuity to adapt more successfully to climate change but they urgently need greater international support to unlock their ambitions, Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on […]

30 April 2014|

Action on climate change can help ‘reset’ mankind’s relationship with nature – Ban

22 April 2014 – Action on climate change presents multiple opportunities to “reset our relationship” with Mother Earth and improve human well-being, especially for the poorest and most vulnerable, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said  today, marking the International Mother Earth Day.

In his message on the Day, which […]

22 April 2014|

Secretary-General meets with IPCC Chair

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today met with Rajendra K. Pachauri, the Chairperson of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The two men discussed the latest IPCC report, which focuses on the mitigation of climate change.

The report,  released in Berlin, Germany, on Sunday, states that global greenhouse gas […]

17 April 2014|

Brazil Kicks Off Carbon Neutral Goal for FIFA World Cup

16 April 2014 – The globe’s biggest sporting event – the FIFA World Cup – is aiming to offset its greenhouse gas emissions this summer in a move that should inspire more event organizers to undertake high-profile climate action.

The Government of Brazil has announced an initiative encouraging […]

16 April 2014|

IPCC: Options for limiting climate change still available if action on grand scale starts now

13 April 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the findings of a long-awaited United Nations report on the mitigation of climate change released earlier today in Berlin and urged all countries “to act swiftly and boldly” to reach a “global, ambitious and legal [climate] […]

13 April 2014|

IPCC: Greenhouse gas emissions accelerate despite reduction efforts–many pathways to substantial emissions reductions are available

13 April–A new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows that global emissions of greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels despite a growing number of policies to reduce climate change. Emissions grew more quickly between 2000 and 2010 than in […]

13 April 2014|

Renewable energy market share climbs despite 2013 dip in investments

7 April 2014 – Renewable energy’s share of world electricity generation continued its steady climb last year despite a 14 per cent drop in investments to US$214.4 billion, according to a new report released today.

According to Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2014 – produced […]

7 April 2014|

IPCC starts meeting to finalize Working Group III report

7 April 2014 – Government representatives and scientists opened a five-day meeting on Monday of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to finalize a report assessing the options for mitigating climate change, and the underlying technical, economic and institutional requirements.

The meeting is the culmination of […]

7 April 2014|

Ban applauds Prague’s climate change preparedness

4 April 2014 – During his official visit in the Czech Republic’s capital, United Nations Secretary-General congratulated the city of Prague for its new protection system against floods, which involves mobile barriers to prevent the Vltava River from inundating the streets.

“Cities such as Prague have experienced […]

7 April 2014|

Ban praises small islands’ commitment to address climate change

2 April 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today praised the commitment by small islands in the Pacific to low-carbon development and urged them to continue their ambitious efforts to combat climate change and spur other nations to come to a binding agreement on this issue […]

2 April 2014|