Climate Change

Women must be partners and drivers of climate change decision-making

This post originally appeared on the LinkedIn account belonging to Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women:

As leaders from around the world gather in Lima, Peru this week to discuss global cooperation in addressing climate change, a woman in Guatemala […]

9 December 2014|

Report: Mangroves’ economic potential untapped

Lima, December 9, 2014 –– The economic and social benefits of mangroves – which are estimated to run into the hundreds of billions worldwide – remain largely untapped due to a lack of carbon finance mechanisms, appropriate policy interventions, and rapid mangrove deforestation, according […]

9 December 2014|

Major Companies to Help Set the Stage for Ambitious Climate Agreement in 2015

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 […]

9 December 2014|

Transforming the Economy to Achieve Zero Net Emissions

A year from now, climate negotiators representing countries worldwide will be in Paris finalizing an international agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and begin slowing the impacts of climate change. Their success will depend heavily on how leaders over the next year shape their […]

9 December 2014|

UNEP report: developing countries’ adaptation costs likely to far surpass previous estimates

Lima, Peru, 5 December 2014
Even if global greenhouse gas emissions are cut to the level required to keep global temperature rise below 2°C this century, the cost of adapting to climate change in developing countries is likely to reach two to three times the […]

5 December 2014|

Notes from Lima

Youths take the stage—The first three days of the Summit saw remarkably few outward signs of protest. Perhaps it was that everyone was getting their footing in a very changed climate-negotiation landscape. But that all changed on Friday, when youths provided the first demonstrations. […]

5 December 2014|

UN Secretary-General calls on students to focus on climate change, sustainable development

3 December 2014 — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on the next generation of world leaders to focus their work on climate change and other long-term pillars of peace and sustainable development.

“We are the first generation that can end poverty,” Mr. Ban […]

3 December 2014|

Report: Climate action finance exceeded $340 billion in 2011-2012

3 December 2014–Hundreds of billions of dollars of climate finance may now be flowing across the globe annually, according to an assessment presented Wednesday to governments meeting in Lima, Peru, at the UN Climate Convention.

The assessment – which includes a summary and recommendations by […]

3 December 2014|

2014 on track to being among hottest on record

The year 2014 is on track to be one of the hottest, if not the hottest, on record, according to preliminary estimates by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). This is largely due to record high global sea surface temperatures, which will very likely remain […]

3 December 2014|

Lima conference opens to buoyed hopes for agreement next year

Lima, Peru

An optimistic start–Prospects for reaching a meaningful climate agreement in Paris next year appeared brighter as 194 countries gathered here for the Lima Climate Conference. Buoyed by the recent string of good news that started with commitments announced at the September Climate Summit, […]

3 December 2014|