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

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Video on renowned photographer Salgado supports Climate Summit

August 22nd, 2014|

A glacier lording over the ocean, its icy parapets melding with the clouds; an island so small that it can hold no more than a few dozen trees; an elephant framed by sunlight in the brush; a penguin leaping into the ocean from […]

UN searching for passionate climate advocates to attend Climate Summit

August 8th, 2014|

The United Nations is casting a wide net to find dozens of people from around the world who feel passionately about the impact of climate change, have translated that passion into action and would like to attend next month’s Climate Summit at the UN.

‘Time is not on our side’, says Ban, hailing new report on curbing carbon emissions

July 8th, 2014|

8 July 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, introducing a new United Nations-backed report outlining pathways major industrial economies can use to cut their carbon emissions by mid-century, called today for broad cooperation and “bold” action or the world will face dangerous and irreversible climate disruption.

“We know that […]

UN officials hail ‘significant’ move by US to curb power plant emissions

June 2nd, 2014|

2 June 2014 – United Nations officials today welcomed the initiative announced by President Barack Obama to limit emissions from power plants in the United States, voicing their hope that it will spur other countries to take concrete action to combat climate change.

In a statement issued by his […]

UN Global Pulse launches Big Data Climate Challenge as part of Secretary-General’s 2014 Climate Summit

May 14th, 2014|

14 May 2014– United Nations Global Pulse, an initiative of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, has launched the Big Data Climate Challenge to help catalyze climate action and innovation ahead of the Secretary-General’s Climate Summit on 23 September 2014. Winning submissions will be showcased at the Climate Summit.

Reporting on the […]

UN partners with private sector to map disaster risks for local communities

May 5th, 2014|

Abu Dhabi, 5 May 2014 – New technologies that enable communities to visualize disaster risk and take action, are to be made available for cities worldwide as a result of collaboration between Esri and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

Esri, a world leader in Geographic Information […]