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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|

Your guide to the Climate Summit 2014

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23 September 2014|

Press briefing on preparations for Climate Summit 2014

When: Tuesday , 16 September 14:30 Where: UN Headquarters, Room S-237 Who: Mr. Robert C. Orr, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Strategic Planning Mr. Selwin Hart, Director of the Secretary-General’s Climate Change Support Team

16 September 2014|

Climate Science Thematic Session in Pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

22 October 2014|

After the Summit, planners look toward Lima, then Paris

A day after scores of world leaders attending the United Nations Climate Summit announced actions intended to the avert the worst effects of climate change, the planners announced further ambitious goals.

“The tone shifted yesterday, but the question is where do we go from here?” […]

25 September 2014|

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|

Historic Climate Summit Opens New Chapter in Global Efforts to Tackle Climate Change

New York, 23 September – New commitments, new ideas, and new financing for significant actions to address the challenge of climate change dominated the announcements made by more than 100 Heads of State and Government and leaders from the private sector and civil society […]

25 September 2014|

WHAT’S POSSIBLE: The U.N. Climate Summit Opening Film

Presented to world leaders at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York, this short inspirational film shows that climate change is solvable. We have the technology to harness nature sustainably for a clean, prosperous energy future, but only if we act now. Narrated […]

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|

Climate Summit Opening Film – Make A World of Difference

Presented to world leaders at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York, this short inspirational film shows that climate change is solvable. We have the technology to harness nature sustainably for a clean, prosperous energy future, but only if we act now. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, it calls on the people of the world to insist leaders get on the path of a livable climate and future for humankind.

23 September 2014|