Climate change

1407, 2017

‘Smart’ money moving to ‘green’ financing, reveals new UN report

July 14th, 2017|Climate change, News|

Even though investments towards sustainable development in developing countries have fallen short by nearly $2.5 trillion each year, emerging financial products and encouraging policies illustrate that both public and private sectors are serious about correcting that trend, the United Nations environment arm has said.

1207, 2017

Eleven global banks partner with UN to make financial markets more climate transparent

July 12th, 2017|Climate change, Economic growth, News, Partnerships|

Representing over $7 trillion, eleven major financial institutions around the globe have joined forces with the United Nations to promote climate transparency in financial markets, the Organization’s environment wing said today.

607, 2017

Amid rising temperatures, UN agency launches video ‘forecasts’ on impact of climate change

July 6th, 2017|Climate change, News|

In a year already marked by heatwaves and new daily temperature records, the United Nations weather agency and television weather anchors have joined forces to create video forecasts that explore how climate change would make future summers even hotter in major cities of the world.

2006, 2017

Record high temperatures grip much of the globe, more hot weather to come – UN agency

June 20th, 2017|Climate change, News|

Extremely high May and June temperatures have broken records in parts of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the United States, the United Nations weather agency reported today, warning of more heatwaves to come.

1206, 2017

Catastrophe of Aral Sea shows ‘men can destroy the planet,’ warns UN chief Guterres

June 12th, 2017|Climate change, News|

Continuing his visit to Central Asia, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today visited the Aral Sea – once the world's fourth largest inland sea, that has now shrunk to about a quarter of its original size due to human mismanagement – where he urged the world to take lesson from the catastrophe and to ensure that such tragedies are not repeated.

606, 2017

FEATURE: Climate change and the world’s oceans

June 6th, 2017|Climate change, News, Oceans|

The vital link between oceans and climate change is among the issues at the forefront of discussions at the United Nations Ocean Conference taking place in New York from 5 to 9 June.

206, 2017

Green economy is ‘the economy of the future,’ says UN chief, urging commitment to climate action

June 2nd, 2017|Climate change, News|

Underscoring the threats posed by climate change – those already apparent, as well as those sure to impact the future of the planet – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged Governments worldwide to “stay the course” and remain committed to climate action.

206, 2017

US decision to withdraw from Paris climate accord a ‘major disappointment’ – UN

June 2nd, 2017|Climate change, News|

The Spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General today said the decision by the United States to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change is a major disappointment for global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote global security.

106, 2017

UNFCCC statement on the US decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement

June 1st, 2017|Climate change, News|

The UNFCCC says it "stands ready to engage in dialogue with the United States government regarding the implications of this announcement."

106, 2017

Secretary-General’s statement on the US decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement

June 1st, 2017|Climate change, News, Secretary-General|

"The decision by the United States to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change is a major disappointment for global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote global security."