Category Archives: World Economic Forum, Davos

Ban commends EU proposal to cut down greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030

23 January 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today praised the European Commission’s recent proposal to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent, and encouraged other members of the international community to follow this standard.

The Secretary-General, who will be hosting the Climate Summit in New York this September, said his intention for the Summit is to provide a high visibility platform so that those who are ready to lead can do so. Continue reading

Climate change action a major focus at this year’s World Economic Forum

22 January 2014 — The World Economic Forum, which kicked off today in Davos, Switzerland, will this year devote a full day to the topic of climate change, to encourage political, business and financial leaders to take action to tackle this global threat.

January 24 has been chosen as ‘Climate Day’ to put the spotlight on advancing progress in 2014 on the climate change and sustainable development agenda. Continue reading