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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|

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|