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 […]
24 November 2014 –Pledges from the governments of 22 countries to the Green Climate Fund reached nearly $9.6 billion last week.
Twenty-one of the pledges – totalling $9.3 billion – came on Thursday during the first pledging conference in Berlin; the 22nd pledge of CAD […]
21 November 2014 – Extreme weather conditions predicted for the Pacific Ocean pose a significant threat for island states’ industry and infrastructure, warns a new advisory note from the United Nations, encouraging the establishment of a regional mechanism for better preparedness.
A joint press release […]
The safe and limited use of nuclear energy can help reduce the impact global energy demand is having on our planet’s volatile climate, the head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog said today as he launched his agency’s latest report on the issue and […]
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the pledges of more than $9.3 billion made by Governments towards the initial capitalisation of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) at the first pledging conference for the mechanism, being held in Berlin, Germany.
In a statement, the Secretary-General’s […]
19 November 2014 – The world must become carbon-neutral by the mid to late century if the average rise in global temperature is to be kept within the threshold that scientists predict would avert the worst impacts of climate change, a report by the […]
News Comes as G20 Issue Strong Statement in Support of UN Climate Negotiations
Bonn, 16 November 2014―Japan today announced a pledge of $1.5 billion to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) ahead of next week’s pledging conference in Berlin.
The pledge, announced on the margins of the […]
15 November – The chief of the UN’s Climate Change Convention Secretariat welcomed a $3 billion pledge to the Green Climate Fund announced Saturday by U.S. President Barack Obama and predicted it will induce other countries to follow suit.
“The announcement today by the United […]
Less than two months after UN Secretary-General brought world leaders together to raise the political will for a new climate agreement and to catalyse climate action, the leaders of China and the United States, the world’s two biggest economies, committed to ambitious new goals.
New York, 11 November – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the joint announcement by China and the United States of their post-2020 action on climate change, as an important contribution to the new climate agreement to be reached in Paris next year.
“[Mr. Ban] congratulates […]