Climate Change

Largest Ever Citizen Consultation on Climate Change and Energy shows citizens” growing support for measures to lower carbon emissions

In a project co-initiated by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the World Wide Views Alliance has carried out a global consultation quizzing citizens on the issues of climate change and energy.

28 August 2015|

1st Photographic Forum for the Planet Launched

A new photo competition has been launched, based around the idea of loving our planet. This in the hope that the submitted images can then be used to positively influence decision makers at the COP21 conference on climate change, later in the year.

10 August 2015|

1 Mobile 1 Minute 1 Film- The United Nations teams up with the Mobile Film Festival to focus on climate change

Brussels, 29 July—Partnering with the United Nations, The Mobile Film Festival is encouraging film makers to create one minute videos on their phones to inspire people to ‘Act on Climate Change’.

29 July 2015|

Alarmed by melting glacier in Norway, Ban says world must ‘act now’ to curb climate change

At the site of a rapidly shrinking glacier in the Norwegian Arctic, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the need for the international community to “take action now” to fight climate change.

“I am just close to 250 metres to the glacier. It looks magnificent. But […]

8 July 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|

Transport Ministers from 54 countries call for global policies to mainstream low-carbon transport

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.

Specifically, they
“Recognize that the new international climate agreement, which is to be forged and agreed […]

29 May 2015|

Leaders gather at Vatican for historic meeting on climate change and sustainable development

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.

1 May 2015|

Following UN Climate Summit commitment, McDonald’s announces initiative to combat deforestation

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, […]

21 April 2015|