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Why should you care about climate change?

Business leaders, policymakers and UN officials tell us why the care about combatting climate change and why you should too.

6 June 2014|

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

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 […]

2 June 2014|

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

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 […]

14 May 2014|

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

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 […]

5 May 2014|

In Abu Dhabi, UN chief warns still ‘too many sitting on the fence’, urges bold leadership on climate change

Abu Dhabi, 5 May 2014 – With the ominous and costly impacts of climate change profoundly evident, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today that too many stakeholders are still “sitting on the fence”, and he challenged participants at a climate conference in Abu Dhabi […]

5 May 2014|

Abu Dhabi Ascent Mobilizes New Engagement for Practical Actions to Address Climate Change

Abu Dhabi, 5 May 2014 — In a major shift from negotiations to engagement on action, more than 1,000 participants, including 70 government ministers voiced support for the development of a range of bold initiatives to address climate change at the Abu Dhabi Ascent which concluded […]

5 May 2014|

Abu Dhabi Ascent explores new initiatives to announce at Climate Summit

Abu Dhabi, 5 May 2014 — Leaders from governments, businesses and civil society organizations meeting at the Abu Dhabi Ascent explored new approaches and initiatives that can vastly expand climate action.  The best of these initiatives will be developed further and announced at the Climate […]

5 May 2014|