Climate change

12 12, 2017

Secretary-General’s remarks at the One Planet Summit

2017-12-12T16:00:20+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Climate change, News, Secretary-General|

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL REMARKS AT ONE PLANET SUMMIT Paris, 12 December 2017 [as delivered] President Macron, Excellencies, World Bank President Jim Kim, Ladies and gentlemen, We are not yet winning the war on climate change -- the defining challenge of our times. The Paris Agreement lays the basis for ambitious action. But we know that current [...]

30 11, 2017

From thorny to tasty: UN agriculture agency looking at cactus as climate resilient food

2017-11-30T23:10:51+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Climate change, News|

With the reality of climate change becoming more real by the day, including its impact on food sources, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is urging communities around the world not to take the prickly cactus for granted.

17 11, 2017

Photo Story: World pushing for faster climate action at Bonn conference

2017-11-17T21:55:17+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Climate change, News|

The international community has been meeting in Bonn, Germany, for the past two weeks to tackle climate change. One year after the entry into force of the Paris Climate Agreement, the annual Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an opportunity for nations around the world to [...]

17 11, 2017

UN conference closes with renewed urgency for greater ambition to tackle climate change

2017-11-17T21:30:17+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Climate change, News|

The United Nations Climate Conference (COP23) wrapped up on Friday in Bonn, Germany, with delegations expressing a renewed sense of urgency and a need for greater ambition to tackle climate change.

17 11, 2017

Day 12 at COP 23: The Bonn Climate Conference wraps up with action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

2017-11-20T16:21:41+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Climate change, News|

Day 12: Friday, 17 November:  The Bonn Climate Conference and the Sustainable Development Goals The Bonn Climate Conference produced many new climate action initiatives, commitments and partnerships.  Announced by governments, business and civil society representatives, the announced actions cover many of the areas covered by the Sustainable Development Goals—such as energy, water, agriculture, oceans [...]

16 11, 2017

Day 11 at COP 23: New efforts announced at Bonn Climate Conference to implement climate action

2017-11-17T15:55:41+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Climate change, News|

Day 11: Thursday, 16 November:  An Implementation COP—The Bonn Climate Conference has been discussed as a roll-up-your-sleeves kind of COP.   It has been described as an implementation COP where decisions are being made on the nitty gritty details that will determine how the climate process is moving forward. Now that the Conference is winding [...]

16 11, 2017

Climate engineering is risky, but should be explored, experts say at UN conference

2017-11-16T17:31:25+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Climate change, News|

Climate engineering, or climate intervention, is risky but needs to be explored as a supplement – not as a 'Plan B' – to greenhouse gas emissions reduction, said experts at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23), in Bonn, Germany.

15 11, 2017

COP23: UN chief urges more ambition, leadership and partnerships on climate action

2017-11-16T17:22:24+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Climate change, News, Secretary-General|

Addressing the United Nations Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, on Wednesday, Secretary-General António Guterres called for more ambition, more leadership and more partnerships to tackle climate change.

14 11, 2017

Initiative to increase insurance coverage for climate-related disasters launched at UN conference

2017-11-16T15:29:15+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Climate change, News|

On the heels of one of the worst – and most costly – Atlantic hurricane seasons on record, a global initiative was launched Wednesday at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23), in Bonn, Germany, with the aim of providing insurance to hundreds of millions of vulnerable people by 2020 and to increase the resilience of developing countries against the impacts of climate change.