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Climate Change

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, and […]

3 December 2014|

Lima conference ‘must write history’ ahead of 2015 climate deadline, UN official says

1 December 2014 – The international community “must write history” on climate action and build momentum toward a universal agreement to be adopted in 2015, a senior United Nations official declared Monday as she opened a two-week UN climate conference in Lima, Peru.

“We must act with urgency,” […]

1 December 2014|

The way it might be without action on global warming

1 December 2014 — The numbers alone are grim, but they don’t tell the whole story.

Specifically, how might an increase in average global temperature of 4°C (7.2°F) affect us?

To translate scientists’ predictions about what could happen if global warming continues unchecked into everyday language, the […]

1 December 2014|

Lima COP to Lay Foundation for Paris 2015 Agreement

Governments Can Build on Groundswell of Climate Action This Year

Bonn, 28 November 2014 – Governments are preparing to meet for the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima starting next week (1 – 12 Dec) to lay the foundation for an effective new, universal climate change […]

1 December 2014|

In Peru, where evidence of climate change is abundant, hope for a solution is, too

When negotiators from around the world convene next week in Lima, Peru, to sketch out the broad outlines of a climate change pact to be passed next year in Paris, they will find themselves in a country well aware of the phenomenon.

“Peru is one of […]

28 November 2014|

UN official sees upcoming Lima climate talks as ‘stepping stone’ for universal treaty

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 for […]

28 November 2014|

Green Climate Fund approaches $10 billion in pledges

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 $300 […]

24 November 2014|

UN warns Pacific islands of extreme weather risks during upcoming wet season

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 issued […]

21 November 2014|

UN agency chief reports on Iran, DPR Korea nuclear files, measures to curb climate change

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 discussed […]

20 November 2014|

Ban welcomes $9 billion in pledges to Green Climate Fund at Berlin Conference

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 Spokesperson […]

20 November 2014|