Monthly Archives: September 2014

Leaders at UN summit take steps to ensure food security for 9 billion people by 2050

23 September 2014 – With demand for food set to increase 60 per cent by 2050, world leaders, major corporations and civil society at the United Nations Climate Summit today pledged commitments to transform agricultural practices by increasing productivity while reducing carbon emissions.

“I am glad […]

23 September 2014|

Mayors at UN climate summit announce pledges towards major carbon cuts in cities

23 September 2014 – A compact of Mayors from cities around the world announced today that they will expand their commitments to scale up climate resilience efforts, energy efficiency programs and resilient financing mechanisms including through an initiative that aims to reduce their greenhouse gas […]

23 September 2014|

Climate Summit – in pictures


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23 September 2014|

Commitment to sustainable transport mobilized at UN Climate Summit

23 September 2014 – Four global transport initiatives announced at the United Nations Climate Summit today aim to put the transport sector on track toward a low-carbon future and save trillions of dollars in fuel costs in the process.

According to a statement, these and other […]

23 September 2014|

At UN summit, plans announced to boost low-carbon, renewable energy in Africa, small islands

23 September 2014 – A new initiative announced today at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York is expected to reduce dependency on fossil fuels in eastern and southern Africa at a time when regional demand for electricity is estimated to at least double […]

23 September 2014|

Your guide to the Climate Summit 2014

All sessions will be webcast live at:
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23 September 2014|

Investors commit to decarbonize $100 billion in investments

A group of institutional investors — including two of Europe’s largest asset managers and pension funds – announced Tuesday they have joined forces with the United Nations Environment Programme and its Finance Initiative to reduce the carbon footprint of US$100 billion of institutional investments worldwide.

The […]

23 September 2014|

Peru, Germany, Norway launch climate and forest partnership

Germany and Norway agreed Tuesday to support Peru’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in the Peruvian Amazon.

The partnership was launched during the Climate Summit in New York at a press conference held jointly by the President of Peru, Ollanta […]

23 September 2014|

Ban seeks ‘vision, concrete action’ from world leaders at UN climate summit

22 September 2014 – True to his belief that tackling climate change requires “all hands on deck”, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is gathering a new and unique mix of partners at United Nations Headquarters Tuesday – from Government, business, finance and civil society – for a […]

23 September 2014|

Equator Awards honor community organizations from across the world

Members of the developing world – many of them indigenous people — mingled Monday night with environmentalists at Lincoln Center in New York where the Equator Awards honoured examples of sustainable development solutions for people, nature and communities.

“Tonight, we’re celebrating heroes – all representing grass […]

22 September 2014|