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|

Leaders gather at Vatican for historic meeting on climate change and sustainable development

On 28 April, the Secretary-General met with His Holiness Pope Francis at the Vatican and later addressed senior religious leaders, along with the Presidents of Italy and Ecuador, Nobel laureates and leading scientists on climate change and sustainable development.

1 May 2015|

Following UN Climate Summit commitment, McDonald’s announces initiative to combat deforestation

Comprehensive Plan Addresses All Products; Reaffirms Sustainable Sourcing Priorities

Following its commitment at the United Nations Climate Summit, food chain McDonald’s today announced a global commitment on deforestation across the company’s global supply chain.

The pledge encompasses all the company’s products and focuses on beef, fiber-based packaging, […]

21 April 2015|

Ban Says Full Finance Package Needed for Success in Paris

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that for the Paris Climate Conference to succeed, a finance package that covers key concerns must be in place.

“I welcome leaders from the public and corporate sectors. All of you are essential to success. We need your collaboration and bold […]

17 April 2015|

China and UN to Work to Promote South-South Cooperation on Climate Change

China and the United Nations signed a new agreement that will promote efforts that will help developing countries share technologies, know-how and experience in addressing climate change.

The new agreement follows the announcement by China’s Vice-Premier Zhang Goali at the 2014 Climate Summit to provide $6 […]

13 April 2015|

Mayors announce new commitments for climate action ahead of 2015 Paris Climate Conference

Thirty-five Mayors pledge their commitment to action through the Compact of Mayors Seoul Mayor announces plan to mobilize more cities ICLEI launches new Transformative Actions Program
Seoul, Republic of  Korea – Major climate announcements that will bring new levels of ambition to local climate action were […]

9 April 2015|

UNEP: Renewables Re-energized—-Green Energy Investments Worldwide Surge 17% to $270 Billion in 2014

Driven by solar and wind, world investments reverse 2-year dip, brush aside challenge from sharply lower oil price; 103GW capacity added in 2014 is roughly that of all US nuclear plants
Global investments in renewable energy rebounded strongly last year, registering a solid 17 per […]

1 April 2015|