UN Climate Summit 2014

Climate change is not a far-off problem. It is happening now and is having very real consequences on people’s lives. Climate change is disrupting national economies, costing us dearly today and even more tomorrow.  But there is a growing recognition that affordable, scalable solutions are available now that will enable us all to leapfrog to cleaner, more resilient economies.

There is a sense that change is in the air. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited world leaders, from government, finance, business, and civil society to Climate Summit 2014 this 23 September to galvanize and catalyze climate action.  He has asked these leaders to bring bold announcements and actions to the Summit that will reduce emissions, strengthen climate resilience, and mobilize political will for a meaningful legal agreement in 2015. Climate Summit 2014 provides a unique opportunity for leaders to champion an ambitious vision, anchored in action that will enable a meaningful global agreement in 2015.

Everyone can step up and take climate action. Visit the UN Climate Summit site to find out how. #climate2014

UN Climate Summit 2014 - Catalyzing Action

Latest News

Absent a change in course, scenarios for 2050 predict drought, heat waves

September 1st, 2014|

1 September–And now, the weather, for 2050.

Extreme weather events will become more frequent and more extreme – and will include mega-droughts, deadly heat waves and a year’s rainfall in a month in some places.

The long-range forecast: coastal cities under water, ocean life destroyed, pests in numbers sufficient to invade, […]

Ban: ‘Island issues affect us all’

September 1st, 2014|

1 September — The Small Island Developing States known as SIDS are on the front lines of climate change and are taking the lead in finding solutions that the whole world needs, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday.

“The slogan for this conference is island voices, global voices,” he told […]

In Samoa, Ban urges corporate leaders to invest in renewable energy

August 31st, 2014|

Encouraging partnerships between the private sector and small developing island nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday urged corporate leaders to invest in renewable energy and make historic strides toward sustainability.

“Oceans isolate small islands – but when they are managed well they become a constant source of wealth,” Ban told […]

Climate Summit to hear from Marshall Islands poet

August 29th, 2014|

A 26-year-old woman who is not only a co-founder of an environmental NGO and a teacher, but also a journalist, poet and spoken-word artist, was selected Friday to address the opening ceremony of the Climate Change Summit, to be held 23 September at UN Headquarters in New York.

During her […]

Metro newspaper chain gets the picture on climate change

August 29th, 2014|

The newspaper chain Metro International has announced the launch a photo competition focused on the issue of climate change ahead of the Climate Summit at the UN on 23 September.

“To quote UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: ‘Climate change is not a far-off problem, it is happening now, with real […]

Health experts call on medical sector to divest from fossil fuels

August 29th, 2014|

Health experts called on the medical sector to pull their investments out of fossil-fuel companies and invest instead in renewable energy as a step toward protecting humans from the ill effects of climate change.

The call came Friday at the conclusion of the World Health Organization’s first-ever Health and Climate […]