Climate Summit

John Kerry appeals to climate negotiators in Lima to focus on reaching a deal

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivered an impassioned plea on Thursday to climate negotiators meeting in Lima, Peru, to put aside their concerns over individual responsibility, and to focus instead on pitching in to do all they can to forge an international agreement to […]

12 December 2014|

Forestry Countries Call for International Partnerships to Achieve Emissions Reductions

Colombia, Peru, Chile, Costa Rica and other important forestry countries launched today a global challenge to form alliances which allow them to increase their climate ambitions. These nations committed themselves to quantifying additional areas for forest conservation and restoration of degraded lands, which can be […]

8 December 2014|

Historic Climate Summit Opens New Chapter in Global Efforts to Tackle Climate Change

New York, 23 September – New commitments, new ideas, and new financing for significant actions to address the challenge of climate change dominated the announcements made by more than 100 Heads of State and Government and leaders from the private sector and civil society at […]

23 September 2014|

Action on climate change can help ‘reset’ mankind’s relationship with nature – Ban

22 April 2014 – Action on climate change presents multiple opportunities to “reset our relationship” with Mother Earth and improve human well-being, especially for the poorest and most vulnerable, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said  today, marking the International Mother Earth Day.

In his message on the Day, which gives […]

22 April 2014|

Secretary-General meets with IPCC Chair

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today met with Rajendra K. Pachauri, the Chairperson of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The two men discussed the latest IPCC report, which focuses on the mitigation of climate change.

The report,  released in Berlin, Germany, on Sunday, states that global greenhouse gas emissions […]

17 April 2014|

Ban praises small islands’ commitment to address climate change

2 April 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today praised the commitment by small islands in the Pacific to low-carbon development and urged them to continue their ambitious efforts to combat climate change and spur other nations to come to a binding agreement on this issue next […]

2 April 2014|

UN turns off lights for Earth Hour 2014

1 April, 2014 – On Saturday 29 March the UN system participated widely in the 2014 edition of Earth Hour, a symbolic global initiative organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) encouraging individuals, companies, organizations and governments throughout the world to switch off their lights […]

1 April 2014|

Secretary-General appoints special envoys on climate change to engage global leaders ahead of 2014 Climate summit

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of two Special Envoys on Climate Change. The Special Envoys are John Kufuor, former President of Ghana, and Jens Stoltenberg, former Prime Minister of Norway. […]

23 December 2013|