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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|

UNFCCC: First Set of Climate Action Plans Gets World on Track to Paris Agreement

With the submission by the United States of its climate action plan alongside those of Switzerland, the members of the European Union, Norway and Mexico, well over 30 countries have now made their contribution to the new, universal Paris climate change agreement of 2015.

Christiana Figueres, […]

31 March 2015|

Paris should be watershed moment on climate finance: UN Official

Paris needs to be a watershed moment on climate finance, Janos Pasztor, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Climate Change, told a meeting of the International Development Finance Club today, adding that the world needs bold leadership from the finance and business communities in moving toward a […]

31 March 2015|

Lights out for Earth Hour, Game on for Climate Action

The lights went out at UN Headquarters complex in New York tonight to observe Earth Hour and to join millions of people around the world in a show of support for taking action on climate change.

The act of turning out the lights was symbolic, yet […]

28 March 2015|

UN Communicates Negotiating Text for Climate Agreement to Capitals Move Completes Requirements for Nations to Adopt Legal Instrument in Paris –

The secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) today communicated the negotiating text for a new climate change agreement to governments in all six official UN languages.

This communication means that the formal legal and procedural requirements to allow countries to adopt […]

19 March 2015|

IPCC launches complete Synthesis Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change today launched the complete version of the Synthesis Report, the concluding installment of the Fifth Assessment Report.

Written by over 800 scientists from 80 countries, and assessing over 30,000 scientific papers, the Fifth Assessment Report tells policymakers what the scientific […]

18 March 2015|