Climate change

304, 2017

More action needed to meet energy goals by 2030, new report finds

April 3rd, 2017|Cities, Climate change, Energy, News, Press material|

The current pace of progress on three global energy goals – access to electricity, renewable energy and efficiency – is not moving fast enough to meet 2030 targets, according to the latest Global Tracking Framework (GTF) report released today by the World Bank and the International Energy Agency as part of the Sustainable Energy for All Knowledge Hub.

2503, 2017

Earth Hour 2017: UN joins iconic landmarks ‘going dark’ to support protecting the planet

March 25th, 2017|Cities, Climate change, Energy, News|

The United Nations this evening dimmed the lights at its iconic Headquarters complex in New York and other facilities around the world in observance of the tenth annual 'Earth Hour,' global event to put the spotlight on the issues facing the planet and to inspire millions across the world to live more sustainably.

2303, 2017

Research shows link between temperature rise, human influence

March 23rd, 2017|Climate change, News|

The head of a major UN panel on climate change underlined that human influence on the climate system cannot be disputed.

2303, 2017

World Meteorological Day celebrates importance of clouds for weather, climate, water

March 23rd, 2017|Climate change, News|

"If we want to model the climate system we have to understand clouds. And if we want to predict the availability of water resources, we have to understand clouds,” said WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas.

2303, 2017

Faced with ‘clear science, real threats,’ countries must remain committed to Paris climate deal

March 23rd, 2017|Climate change, News, Secretary-General|

“We are dealing with scientific facts, not politics. And the facts are clear. Climate change is a direct threat in itself, and a multiplier of many other threats,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres told a General Assembly High-Level action event.

1901, 2017

At Davos forum, UN chief Guterres calls businesses ‘best allies’ to curb climate change, poverty

January 19th, 2017|Climate change, Economic growth, Financing for Development, News, Secretary-General|

The Secretary-General said he was particularly interested in the “alignment of the core business of the private sector with the strategic goals of the international community.”

1801, 2017

2016 was the hottest year ever recorded, says WMO

January 18th, 2017|Climate change, News|

The globally averaged temperature in 2016 was about 1.1 degree Celsius higher than the pre-industrial period.

901, 2017

Climate change will lead to annual coral bleaching, study predicts

January 9th, 2017|Climate change, News, Oceans|

Researchers found that the reefs in Taiwan and the Turks and Caicos archipelago will be among the first to experience annual bleaching.

1912, 2016

Governments make strong commitments to biodiversity at UN conference in Mexico

December 19th, 2016|Climate change, Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News, Oceans|

Countries attending the United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Mexico reached agreements on actions to integrate biodiversity in forestry, fisheries, agriculture, and tourism sectors and to achieve the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.

1412, 2016

Project for solar-powered electric boat transport in the Middle East and North Africa receives US$1 million UN Energy Grant

December 14th, 2016|Climate change, Energy, News|

New York, 14 December 2016 – A partnership working to promote solar-powered electric vessels in Tunisia and in the Middle East and North Africa was awarded the $1 million 2016 Energy Grant from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affair (UN-DESA), it was announced today.

The project “Solar Fuelled Electric Maritime Mobility” by SINTEF, […]