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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Statements from Member States will be posted here
We will also be updating the website throughout the […]

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|

At Climate Summit, UN is practicing what it preaches

The questions for the heads of state and government and their entourages who plan to attend next week’s Climate Summit in New York were a bit more personal than they’re used to getting from conference organizers.

What airport are they leaving from? Which one are they […]

22 September 2014|

‘Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Climate change has got to go!’

Numbering in the hundreds of thousands, they stepped, strutted, soldiered and sauntered through the streets of New York, their footfalls kicking up a thundering message of concern for their children, their grandchildren and their own futures unless world leaders act.

“We’re sending a clear message that […]

22 September 2014|

22 Days, 22 Climate Solutions

In the lead up to the Climate Summit, we shared 22 climate solutions on Twitter that highlight ways in which individuals worldwide are acting to tackle climate change while ensuring economic prosperity in their countries.

Why 22? Because the countdown started on 1st September and the […]

22 September 2014|