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Business to Play a Key Role on Carbon Pricing

By George Kell, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact.

This post originally appeared in the Huffington Post.

A price on carbon that reflects the toll that fossil fuels are taking on the planet and its inhabitants is probably the most salient step that can be taken […]

25 September 2014|

2014 Climate Change Summary – Chair’s Summary

The purpose of the 2014 Climate Summit was to raise political momentum for a meaningful universal climate agreement in Paris in 2015 and to galvanize transformative action in all countries to reduce emissions and build resilience to the adverse impacts of climate change.

I asked […]

23 September 2014|

WATCH: Marshallese poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner speaking at the Climate Summit

Marshallese poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner spoke on behalf of civil society during the opening ceremony of the UN Climate Summit in New York City. Check out this high-quality version of Kathy’s poem with footage of climate action around the world.

Kathy, 26, is a co-founder of an […]

23 September 2014|

WATCH: Leonardo DiCaprio says end “free ride” for industrial polluters

American actor Leonardo DiCaprio has called on world leaders to end what he called “the free ride” that industrial polluters have been given in the name of a free market economy.

The newly appointed UN Messenger for Peace, with a special focus on climate change […]

23 September 2014|

Oil, gas industry launches ‘immediate-impact’ plan to slash global warming emissions

23 September 2014 – Multinational oil and gas companies, major producing States and over two dozen cities today joined forces to slash methane emissions in a partnership that can have an immediate impact in reducing global warming as part of United Nations Secretary-General Ban […]

23 September 2014|

At summit, UN agencies pledge action to curb climate change

23 September 2014 – Joining the chorus of Government, businesses, civil society and indigenous leaders at today’s landmark Climate Summit at Headquarters, United Nations agencies pledged action to help curb the effects of climate change and transition towards a sustainable world economy.

The UN Environment […]

23 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 […]

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 […]

23 September 2014|

Climate Summit – in pictures


Access or download all the Climate Summit photos





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 […]

23 September 2014|