Abu Dhabi Ascent

Join the Climate Race to the Top by Ban Ki-moon

This post originally appeared in Mr. Ban’s profile on LinkedIn.

09 May, 2014 – Climate change is already happening — that is the message from the newly released US Climate Assessment report. This report come close on the heels of the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate […]

May 9th, 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 […]

May 5th, 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 […]

May 5th, 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 […]

May 5th, 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 […]

May 5th, 2014|

Abu Dhabi Ascent Links Prospects for Greater Prosperity to Action on Climate Change

Abu Dhabi, 4 May 2014 — Action taken now to address climate change can provide the foundation for sustainable economic growth, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the Abu Dhabi Ascent, a two-day meeting aimed at forging new initiatives that will be announced at the Climate […]

May 4th, 2014|

“The race is on, it is time to lead”, Ban tells Abu Dhabi Ascent

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 4 May 2014 – From the poorest countries to the richest, climate change impacts are already widespread, costly and consequential, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging stakeholders gathered in Abu Dhabi to consider concrete actions to tackle the phenomenon […]

May 4th, 2014|

More than 1,000 Ministers, Experts, CEOs and NGOs to Explore New Pathways for Climate Action

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 4 May 2014—More than 1,000 participants, including 100 government ministers, have gathered in Abu Dhabi to chart new routes for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and strengthening climate resilience.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is co-hosting the two-day Abu Dhabi Ascent […]

May 4th, 2014|

Leaders to gather in Abu Dhabi this weekend to discuss how to take concrete actions on climate change

2 May, 2014 —Ministers, experts and officials from government, along with business and civil society leaders will gather in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from 4-5 May to lay the foundation for a platform that will launch concerted action on climate change at this […]

May 2nd, 2014|

Climate Summit to Open Opportunities for World Leaders to Show New Actions

10 February — World leaders should come to the Climate Summit this September prepared to announce “bold and forward-looking actions that show new determination and ambition to address climate change,” UN officials said in a briefing to Member Summit preparations.

“This will be a solutions-focused […]

February 10th, 2014|