Secretary-General welcomes new carbon pricing panel

“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.

19 October 2015|

Caring for planet is ‘moral issue,’ UN chief says in Bolivia

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.”

12 October 2015|

‘The stakes are high,’ UN chief tells climate finance meeting in Peru

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.

9 October 2015|

UN official calls on finance ministers to create ‘climate-friendly’ policies

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."

9 October 2015|

Financial markets shifting to address climate change but acceleration requires greater policy support: New report

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.

8 October 2015|

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change elects Hoesung Lee of Republic of Korea as Chair

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

7 October 2015|

First Draft of New Climate Change Agreement Presented to Governments

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

5 October 2015|

Leaders Discuss Deeper Engagement for Strong Climate Agreement in Paris

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.

27 September 2015|

Commitments Made at Sustainable Development Summit to Kickstart Implementation of Global Goals

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 Post-2015 […]

27 September 2015|

UN, France and Peru present cooperative climate action with new website

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.

17 September 2015|