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.
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, […]
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 […]
Transport Ministers participating in the International Transport Forum (ITF) Annual Summit agreed in their Declaration from Ministers on Transport, Trade and Tourism on the value of pursuing low-carbon transport towards COP21.
“Recognize that the new international climate agreement, which is to be forged and agreed […]
On 28 April, the Secretary-General met with His Holiness Pope Francis at the Vatican and later addressed senior religious leaders, along with the Presidents of Italy and Ecuador, Nobel laureates and leading scientists on climate change and sustainable development.
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, […]
A vibrant vision of a future powered by the sun painted by 17-year-old Coryse Wright was the winning artwork recently presented to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon by H.E. Eden Charles, Charge d’Affaires a.i. of the UN Mission of Trinidad and Tobago.
If humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, the average temperature of the Earth’s lower atmosphere could rise more than 4 °C (7.2 °F) by the end of the 21st century. But what does a global average temperature rise really mean? How would we experience […]
Ahead of global risk reduction conference, UN review finds vast majority of disasters climate-related
The United Nations office dedicated to disaster risk reduction today appealed to world leaders ahead of a major gathering in northern Japan next week to provide clear, action-oriented guidance to tackle the underlying drivers of risk, such as climate change, which now accounts for 87 per cent of the disasters that have killed some 700,000 people over the past decade.
Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat and the UN's top climate change official, visited the secretariat’s award-winning project Liter of Light in the Philippines today. During her visit, Ms. Figueres met volunteers of the open source network in Manila to raise awareness for climate action in the lead up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris in December (COP 21).