Monthly Archives: June 2015

‘Journey towards bold climate action is at a critical moment,’ UN General Assembly told

Development cannot be sustainable if it does not address the challenge of climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Member States today as he opened a High-Level Event on Climate Change convened in New York by the President of the UN General Assembly, Sam Kutesa.

29 June 2015|

UN chief welcomes encyclical by Pope Francis calling for swift action on climate change

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the papal encyclical released by Pope Francis which highlights that climate change is one of the principal challenges facing humanity, and that it is a moral issue requiring respectful dialogue with all parts of society.

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, […]

18 June 2015|

Robert Redford and an indigenous teenage activist to address UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Climate Change

The actor and environmental campaigner Robert Redford and 15-year-old indigenous climate activist Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez will address a critical High Level Event at the United Nations on 29 June to energize multilateral cooperation on climate change.

The meeting, convened by H.E. Mr. Sam Kahamba Kutesa, President of […]

15 June 2015|

New Pledges to Reduce HFC Coolants –Would Reduce Major Greenhouse Gas

Efforts to phase out hydrofluorocarbons—a potent greenhouse gas that is still widely used as a coolant—are gaining momentum, with G-7 leaders pledging to take greater action.

In the 17-page Leader’s Declaration of the 7-8 June G7 Summit, the G7 leaders pledged to continue efforts to phase […]

13 June 2015|

Governments Shift Gear Toward Delivery of New Universal Climate Agreement

Groundswell of Action by Cities, Companies and Regions Fire Up Optimism on‘Pre-2020’ Ambition and Beyond

Bonn—(UNFCCC release) The road map to a new universal climate agreement
will step into a higher gear over the next two months as the world works
towards Paris in December.

Governments today asked the […]

11 June 2015|

UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Group to issue recommendations for sustainable transport

Sustainable transport essential element for achieving new global goals and the low carbon economy

New York, 11 June – A high-level advisory group, established by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, agreed today to take measures that could accelerate a shift toward safer, healthier, more effective, efficient […]

11 June 2015|

Lima to Paris Action Agenda Driving Climate Action Forward

The current and incoming Presidents of the UN climate change negotiations today called the key objectives of the Lima to Paris Action Agenda  an essential collaboration of cities, regions, companies, investors and national governments to increase global ambition to act on climate change.

The Lima-Paris Action […]

1 June 2015|