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1 Mobile 1 Minute 1 Film- The United Nations teams up with the Mobile Film Festival to focus on climate change

Brussels, 29 July—Partnering with the United Nations, The Mobile Film Festival is encouraging film makers to create one minute videos on their phones to inspire people to ‘Act on Climate Change’.

29 July 2015|

Alarmed by melting glacier in Norway, Ban says world must ‘act now’ to curb climate change

At the site of a rapidly shrinking glacier in the Norwegian Arctic, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the need for the international community to “take action now” to fight climate change.

“I am just close to 250 metres to the glacier. It looks magnificent. But […]

8 July 2015|

‘Journey towards bold climate action is at a critical moment,’ UN General Assembly told

Development cannot be sustainable if it does not address the challenge of climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Member States today as he opened a High-Level Event on Climate Change convened in New York by the President of the UN General Assembly, Sam Kutesa.

29 June 2015|

UN chief welcomes encyclical by Pope Francis calling for swift action on climate change

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the papal encyclical released by Pope Francis which highlights that climate change is one of the principal challenges facing humanity, and that it is a moral issue requiring respectful dialogue with all parts of society.

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, […]

18 June 2015|

Robert Redford and an indigenous teenage activist to address UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Climate Change

The actor and environmental campaigner Robert Redford and 15-year-old indigenous climate activist Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez will address a critical High Level Event at the United Nations on 29 June to energize multilateral cooperation on climate change.

The meeting, convened by H.E. Mr. Sam Kahamba Kutesa, President of […]

15 June 2015|

New Pledges to Reduce HFC Coolants –Would Reduce Major Greenhouse Gas

Efforts to phase out hydrofluorocarbons—a potent greenhouse gas that is still widely used as a coolant—are gaining momentum, with G-7 leaders pledging to take greater action.

In the 17-page Leader’s Declaration of the 7-8 June G7 Summit, the G7 leaders pledged to continue efforts to phase […]

13 June 2015|

Governments Shift Gear Toward Delivery of New Universal Climate Agreement

Groundswell of Action by Cities, Companies and Regions Fire Up Optimism on‘Pre-2020’ Ambition and Beyond

Bonn—(UNFCCC release) The road map to a new universal climate agreement
will step into a higher gear over the next two months as the world works
towards Paris in December.

Governments today asked the […]

11 June 2015|

UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Group to issue recommendations for sustainable transport

Sustainable transport essential element for achieving new global goals and the low carbon economy

New York, 11 June – A high-level advisory group, established by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, agreed today to take measures that could accelerate a shift toward safer, healthier, more effective, efficient […]

11 June 2015|

Lima to Paris Action Agenda Driving Climate Action Forward

The current and incoming Presidents of the UN climate change negotiations today called the key objectives of the Lima to Paris Action Agenda  an essential collaboration of cities, regions, companies, investors and national governments to increase global ambition to act on climate change.

The Lima-Paris Action […]

1 June 2015|

Transport Ministers from 54 countries call for global policies to mainstream low-carbon transport

Transport Ministers participating in the International Transport Forum (ITF) Annual Summit agreed in their Declaration from Ministers on Transport, Trade and Tourism on the value of pursuing low-carbon transport towards COP21.

Specifically, they
“Recognize that the new international climate agreement, which is to be forged and agreed […]

29 May 2015|