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Governments Give ‘Green Light’ for Draft Agreement for Negotiation in October in Advance of Paris

The latest round of UN climate change negotiations ended today on track to produce the first comprehensive draft of the new, universal climate change agreement that governments are committed to reach in Paris, in December.

4 September 2015|

Rachel Kyte Chosen to Lead Sustainable Energy for All

Charles O. Holliday, Jr., Chair of the Executive Committee of Sustainable Energy for All, today announced that Rachel Kyte has been selected as Chief Executive Officer of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative.

3 September 2015|

Largest Ever Citizen Consultation on Climate Change and Energy shows citizens” growing support for measures to lower carbon emissions

In a project co-initiated by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the World Wide Views Alliance has carried out a global consultation quizzing citizens on the issues of climate change and energy.

28 August 2015|

1st Photographic Forum for the Planet Launched

A new photo competition has been launched, based around the idea of loving our planet. This in the hope that the submitted images can then be used to positively influence decision makers at the COP21 conference on climate change, later in the year.

10 August 2015|

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|