The way it might be without action on global warming

1 December 2014 — The numbers alone are grim, but they don’t tell the whole story.

Specifically, how might an increase in average global temperature of 4°C (7.2°F) affect us?

To translate scientists’ predictions about what could happen if global warming continues unchecked into everyday language, […]

1 December 2014|

Lima COP to Lay Foundation for Paris 2015 Agreement

Governments Can Build on Groundswell of Climate Action This Year

Bonn, 28 November 2014 – Governments are preparing to meet for the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima starting next week (1 – 12 Dec) to lay the foundation for an effective new, universal climate […]

1 December 2014|

In Peru, where evidence of climate change is abundant, hope for a solution is, too

When negotiators from around the world convene next week in Lima, Peru, to sketch out the broad outlines of a climate change pact to be passed next year in Paris, they will find themselves in a country well aware of the phenomenon.

“Peru is one […]

28 November 2014|

UN official sees upcoming Lima climate talks as ‘stepping stone’ for universal treaty

28 November 2014 – As Governments prepare to meet for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, starting on Monday, a top UN official has highlighted the session as an opportunity to raise immediate awareness on climate change and lay the foundation […]

28 November 2014|

Green Climate Fund approaches $10 billion in pledges

24 November 2014 –Pledges from the governments of 22 countries to the Green Climate Fund reached nearly $9.6 billion last week.

Twenty-one of the pledges – totalling $9.3 billion – came on Thursday during the first pledging conference in Berlin; the 22nd pledge of CAD […]

24 November 2014|

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|