UN and Climate Change http://www.un.org/climatechange Official UN website for Climate Change Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:28:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 Secretary-General welcomes new carbon pricing panel http://www.un.org/climatechange/blog/2015/10/secretary-general-welcomes-new-carbon-pricing-panel/ Mon, 19 Oct 2015 19:10:03 +0000 http://www.un.org/climatechange/?p=30157 United Nations and Climate Change

“Putting a price on carbon has been recognized as one of the most effective tools to incentivize low-carbon growth and lower greenhouse gas emissions. The Carbon Pricing Panel established by the World Bank can help accelerate the momentum to put a price on carbon-based fossil fuel emissions," Ban Ki-moon said.

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Caring for planet is ‘moral issue,’ UN chief says in Bolivia http://www.un.org/climatechange/blog/2015/10/caring-planet-moral-issue-un-chief-says-bolivia/ Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:50:12 +0000 http://www.un.org/climatechange/?p=30009 United Nations and Climate Change

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, speaking in Bolivia at the Peoples World Conference on Climate Change and the Defence of Life, said that the subject of the conference was both “important and timely.”

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‘The stakes are high,’ UN chief tells climate finance meeting in Peru http://www.un.org/climatechange/blog/2015/10/stakes-high-un-chief-tells-climate-finance-meeting-peru/ Fri, 09 Oct 2015 21:08:06 +0000 http://www.un.org/climatechange/?p=29973 United Nations and Climate Change

Stressing that financial resources are central to meeting the goals of the transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Agenda, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that in order to create a low-carbon, climate-resilient future that benefits everybody, allocating appropriate finance is of key importance.

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UN official calls on finance ministers to create ‘climate-friendly’ policies http://www.un.org/climatechange/blog/2015/10/un-official-calls-finance-ministers-create-climate-friendly-policies/ Fri, 09 Oct 2015 20:43:31 +0000 http://www.un.org/climatechange/?p=29926 United Nations and Climate Change

Assistant Secretary-General for Climate Change Janos Pasztor urged global finance ministers meeting in Lima on Friday to "ensure that climate-friendly policies are adopted, replicated – and enforced – throughout the world."

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Financial markets shifting to address climate change but acceleration requires greater policy support: New report http://www.un.org/climatechange/blog/2015/10/financial-markets-shifting-address-climate-change-acceleration-requires-greater-policy-support-new-report/ Thu, 08 Oct 2015 16:01:36 +0000 http://www.un.org/climatechange/?p=29836 United Nations and Climate Change

Private sector investments are shifting to address the challenges posed by climate change, and this trend could accelerate if governments and policy-makers take further actions to increase the demand for low-carbon, climate resilient investment, according to a report released today by the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Change Support Team.

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change elects Hoesung Lee of Republic of Korea as Chair http://www.un.org/climatechange/blog/2015/10/intergovernmental-panel-climate-change-elects-hoesung-lee-republic-korea-chair/ Wed, 07 Oct 2015 14:32:02 +0000 http://www.un.org/climatechange/?p=29526 United Nations and Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) elected Hoesung Lee of the Republic of Korea as its new Chair on Tuesday.

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First Draft of New Climate Change Agreement Presented to Governments http://www.un.org/climatechange/blog/2015/10/first-draft-new-climate-change-agreement-presented-governments/ Mon, 05 Oct 2015 16:44:30 +0000 http://www.un.org/climatechange/?p=29371 United Nations and Climate Change

Work towards a new universal climate change agreement was today strengthened through the issuance of the first comprehensive draft of the agreement.

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Leaders Discuss Deeper Engagement for Strong Climate Agreement in Paris http://www.un.org/climatechange/blog/2015/09/leaders-discuss-deeper-engagement-strong-climate-agreement-paris/ Mon, 28 Sep 2015 01:23:03 +0000 http://www.un.org/climatechange/?p=29106 United Nations and Climate Change

A group of world leaders expressed a shared commitment to continue working closely together to address and resolve all major impediments to reaching an ambitious agreement in Paris at an informal working lunch on climate change.

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Commitments Made at Sustainable Development Summit to Kickstart Implementation of Global Goals http://www.un.org/climatechange/blog/2015/09/commitments-made-sustainable-development-summit-kickstart-implementation-global-goals/ Sun, 27 Sep 2015 16:55:57 +0000 http://www.un.org/climatechange/?p=30093 United Nations and Climate Change

The Sustainable Development Summit which wrapped up today, successfully galvanized support for the implementation of the ambitious and historic new Sustainable Development Agenda that countries adopted on Friday, 25 September. Speaking at the closing press briefing, Amina J. Mohammed, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advisor for […]

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UN, France and Peru present cooperative climate action with new website http://www.un.org/climatechange/blog/2015/09/un-france-peru-present-cooperative-climate-action-new-website/ Thu, 17 Sep 2015 21:34:08 +0000 http://www.un.org/climatechange/?p=29043 United Nations and Climate Change

The UN and the governments of France and Peru have launched a new website to demonstrate how momentum for climate action is building ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP 21), at which governments will conclude a new universal climate agreement.

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