Thematic Discussions

Thematic Discussions of United Nations Climate Change Summit 2014

Voices from the Climate Front Lines

Climate change is an issue of human rights, equity and justice. While climate change impacts everyone, it especially disrupts the lives and livelihoods of the very same people who continually face and fight poverty, discrimination and marginalization across all walks of life: girls, boys, women, […]

26 August 2014|

The Economic Case for Climate Action

How can countries strengthen their economic performance while tackling the challenges posed by climate change? This question lies at the heart of efforts to mobilize the resources and will needed for ambitious climate action.

Recent years have witnessed the most serious global economic crisis since the […]

26 August 2014|

Climate, Health and Jobs

Climate change threatens the foundations of human wellbeing: clean air, secure and safe food and water, protection from disasters, and freedom from disease. The good news is that many of the actions necessary to mitigate and adapt to climate change have significant and immediate co-benefits […]

26 August 2014|

Climate Science

Throughout human history, the climate has influenced the development of societies and shaped the natural systems they depend on. Today, we observe unprecedented changes in the climate system caused by greenhouse gas emissions from the burning of fossil fuels, deforestation and other human activities, making […]

26 August 2014|