Monthly Archives: April 2015

Following UN Climate Summit commitment, McDonald’s announces initiative to combat deforestation

Comprehensive Plan Addresses All Products; Reaffirms Sustainable Sourcing Priorities

Following its commitment at the United Nations Climate Summit, food chain McDonald’s today announced a global commitment on deforestation across the company’s global supply chain.

The pledge encompasses all the company’s products and focuses on beef, fiber-based packaging, […]

21 April 2015|

Ban Says Full Finance Package Needed for Success in Paris

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that for the Paris Climate Conference to succeed, a finance package that covers key concerns must be in place.

“I welcome leaders from the public and corporate sectors. All of you are essential to success. We need your collaboration and bold […]

17 April 2015|

China and UN to Work to Promote South-South Cooperation on Climate Change

China and the United Nations signed a new agreement that will promote efforts that will help developing countries share technologies, know-how and experience in addressing climate change.

The new agreement follows the announcement by China’s Vice-Premier Zhang Goali at the 2014 Climate Summit to provide $6 […]

13 April 2015|

Mayors announce new commitments for climate action ahead of 2015 Paris Climate Conference

Thirty-five Mayors pledge their commitment to action through the Compact of Mayors Seoul Mayor announces plan to mobilize more cities ICLEI launches new Transformative Actions Program
Seoul, Republic of  Korea – Major climate announcements that will bring new levels of ambition to local climate action were […]

9 April 2015|

UNEP: Renewables Re-energized—-Green Energy Investments Worldwide Surge 17% to $270 Billion in 2014

Driven by solar and wind, world investments reverse 2-year dip, brush aside challenge from sharply lower oil price; 103GW capacity added in 2014 is roughly that of all US nuclear plants
Global investments in renewable energy rebounded strongly last year, registering a solid 17 per […]

1 April 2015|