Daily Archives: December 2, 2015

2 12, 2015

On ‘Resilience Day,’ UN and partners launch initiatives to protect millions of people

2017-11-16T15:45:36+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|Climate change, COP21, News|

On the third day of the United Nations climate change conference (COP21), dubbed 'Resilience Day,' the UN and the Governments of Peru and France have announced major international partnerships that are mobilizing large-scale financing to protect people who are most vulnerable to climate impacts.

2 12, 2015

UN expert: Those who contributed least to climate change now fighting for survival

2017-11-16T15:45:36+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|Climate change, COP21, Disaster risk reduction, Inequality, News|

By Gyan Chandra Acharya, Under-Secretary General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States. The world has often been reminded over the past year that we must leave no one behind as we strive to cement our plans for a sustainable future. The COP 21 Paris talks give the international [...]

2 12, 2015

Secretary-General to launch report on mobilizing investment in climate-smart city infrastructure

2016-01-18T16:44:28+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|Cities, Climate change, COP21, News|

New report identifies innovative ways to mobilize investment in low-emission, climate-resilient urban infrastructure State of City Climate Finance report to be launched 4 December Press conference 9:30 at COP-21; High-level launch 18:00 at Paris City Hall with UN Secretary-General, Mayors of Paris, Johannesburg, Rio, Lord Stern Proven innovative policies and mechanisms are unlocking investment for much-needed climate-smart [...]

2 12, 2015

On Slavery Abolition Day, Ban warns of enslavement, trafficking risks for refugees, migrants

2017-11-16T15:45:37+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|Inequality, News, Poverty|

With over 60 million people driven from their homes and millions more crossing borders to seek a better life, the risk of mounting human trafficking and enslavement with all its “horrific abuse” must be confronted, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today.