Climate Change

As Kyoto Protocol turns 10, UN says ‘first critical step’ must trigger new 2015 emissions-curbing deal

As momentum builds towards negotiations in Paris next year on a universal climate agreement, the United Nations announced today that early analysis shows that countries with targets under the landmark Kyoto Protocol – the world’s first emission reduction treaty – have collectively exceeded their original […]

17 February 2015|

States agree key document on route to climate change agreement – UN

A key milestone on the route to a new, universal agreement on climate change was reached today in Geneva, with a week of United Nations-facilitated discussions among over 190 States ending with successful conclusion of the negotiating text for a binding treaty expected to be […]

13 February 2015|

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change announces meeting in Nairobi, Kenya

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will be holding the 41st Session of the Panel in Nairobi, Kenya, on 24-27 February 2015.

Among other questions, the Panel will consider the recommendations of the Task Group on the Future Work of the IPCC, and take decisions on the […]

12 February 2015|

Earth Hour to harness power of millions to combat climate change

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.

10 February 2015|

21st century ‘hottest’ on record as global warming continues – UN

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 […]

2 February 2015|

Concerts to Encourage Climate Action Announced at Davos

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.

21 January 2015|

UN agency stresses need for genetic diversity in agriculture to combat climate change

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).

19 January 2015|

Ban appoints climate change official ahead of December UN climate conference

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 […]

19 January 2015|

In India, UN chief commends country’s leadership on climate change

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.

14 January 2015|

UN General Assembly President to convene high-level climate change event on 29 June

The President of the General Assembly will convene a high-level event next summer at UN Headquarters with the goal of helping countries reach a climate change agreement at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) in Paris in December 2015.

The 29th June event, which will […]

30 December 2014|