Earth Hour is WWF's global environmental movement. As one of the first open-sourced climate change campaigns, Earth Hour has grown from a symbolic event in one city to the world's largest grassroots movement for the environment. In 2014, Earth Hour engaged individuals, business and organisations in over 7,000 cites and 162 countries and territories during the hour and beyond. In 2015, Earth Hour aims to harness the power of its millions of supporters worldwide to change climate change.
Devastating weather patterns and increasing temperatures will last into the foreseeable future as global warming is expected to continue, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) confirmed today as it explained that 2014’s ranking as the “hottest year on record” is part of a larger […]
Former US Vice President Al Gore, pop star Pharrell Williams and concert producer Kevin Wall today announced a Live Earth music event to demand action on climate change which will take place on June 18 across seven continents, including Antarctica.
Knowledge of agricultural genetic resources needs to grow more quickly because of the critical role they have to play in feeding the world as climate change advances faster than expected, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
16 January 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Janos Pasztor of Hungary as the first-ever UN Assistant Secretary-General on Climate Change, the Organization’s Spokesperson’s office announced today.
According to a press release, Mr. Pasztor will serve as the Senior Adviser of the Secretary-General […]
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today before departing India met with Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar to discuss India’s leading role in climate change reform.
Two United Nations human rights experts warned today against the proposed re-licensing of heavily polluted land in the Department of Loreto region of Peru, saying the move would perpetuate and exacerbate serious violations of human rights of indigenous peoples, including their right to health, food […]
Building on UN Climate Summit, 2nd Annual Caring for Climate Business Forum to share solutions, commitments and plans on key corporate climate issues from carbon pricing to responsible lobbying
(Lima, 8 December 2014) – On the margins of the UN Climate Change Conference the Caring for […]
Governments Can Build on Groundswell of Climate Action This Year
Bonn, 28 November 2014 – Governments are preparing to meet for the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima starting next week (1 – 12 Dec) to lay the foundation for an effective new, universal climate change […]
28 November 2014 – As Governments prepare to meet for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, starting on Monday, a top UN official has highlighted the session as an opportunity to raise immediate awareness on climate change and lay the foundation for […]