UN warns Pacific islands of extreme weather risks during upcoming wet season

21 November 2014 – Extreme weather conditions predicted for the Pacific Ocean pose a significant threat for island states’ industry and infrastructure, warns a new advisory note from the United Nations, encouraging the establishment of a regional mechanism for better preparedness.

A joint press release […]

21 November 2014|

UN agency chief reports on Iran, DPR Korea nuclear files, measures to curb climate change

The safe and limited use of nuclear energy can help reduce the impact global energy demand is having on our planet’s volatile climate, the head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog said today as he launched his agency’s latest report on the issue and […]

20 November 2014|

Ban welcomes $9 billion in pledges to Green Climate Fund at Berlin Conference

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the pledges of more than $9.3 billion made by Governments towards the initial capitalisation of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) at the first pledging conference for the mechanism, being held in Berlin, Germany.

In a statement, the Secretary-General’s […]

20 November 2014|

UN report underscores the need for quick action on climate change

19 November 2014 – The world must become carbon-neutral by the mid to late century if the average rise in global temperature is to be kept within the threshold that scientists predict would avert the worst impacts of climate change, a report by the […]

19 November 2014|

Now Japan Pledges $1.5 Billion to Green Climate Fund

News Comes as G20 Issue Strong Statement in Support of UN Climate Negotiations

Bonn, 16 November 2014―Japan today announced a pledge of $1.5 billion to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) ahead of next week’s pledging conference in Berlin.

The pledge, announced on the margins of the […]

16 November 2014|

US pledge to climate fund ‘a new benchmark’

15 November – The chief of the UN’s Climate Change Convention Secretariat welcomed a $3 billion pledge to the Green Climate Fund announced Saturday by U.S. President Barack Obama and predicted it will induce other countries to follow suit.

“The announcement today by the United […]

15 November 2014|

Historic US–China announcement calls for greater climate action

Less than two months after UN Secretary-General brought world leaders together to raise the political will for a new climate agreement and to catalyse climate action, the leaders of China and the United States, the world’s two biggest economies, committed to ambitious new goals.

UN […]

12 November 2014|

Secretary-General welcomes joint announcement by China and US on action on climate change

New York, 11 November – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the joint announcement by  China and the United States of their post-2020 action on climate change, as an important contribution to the new climate agreement to be reached in Paris next year.

“[Mr. Ban] congratulates […]

11 November 2014|

Amplifying women’s voices in climate change solutions focus of UN conference

5 November 2014 – Aiming to develop more gender-sensitive services, a United Nations-led conference kicking off in Geneva today is spearheading a drive to ensure that weather and climate services reduce women’s vulnerability to disasters and climate change, and help them realize their potential […]

6 November 2014|

Gender conference empowers women in provision and use of weather and climate services

Geneva, 3 November – The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is spearheading a drive to ensure that weather and climate services embrace the special needs and strengths of women to reduce their vulnerability to disasters and climate change and realize their potential as champions of […]

3 November 2014|