Climate change

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, […]

612, 2016

Countries urged to prioritize protection of pollinators to ensure food security at UN Biodiversity Conference

December 6th, 2016|Climate change, Forests, desertification and biodiversity, Hunger and food security, News|

312, 2016

UN honours activists from India, Mexico and Russia for work on biodiversity protection

December 3rd, 2016|Climate change, Economic growth, Forests, desertification and biodiversity, Gender equality and women's empowerment, Hunger and food security, News, Oceans, Poverty|

The United Nations today paid tribute to three activists who were awarded a top prize for biodiversity protection.

212, 2016

City Mayors Strengthen Efforts to Tackle Climate Change

December 2nd, 2016|Cities, Climate change, News|

A new coalition of more than 7,100 cities around the world dedicated to addressing climate change at the local level named a new leadership board at a meeting of world city leaders in Mexico City today.

UN Secretary-General”s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, Michael R. Bloomberg, together with Maroš Šefcovic, Vice President of the […]

112, 2016

On eve of major UN conference, alarms raised that efforts to halt biodiversity loss are lagging

December 1st, 2016|Climate change, Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News, Oceans, Partnerships|

Time is running out to stop the global decline in biodiversity and protect ecosystems that are essential for the livelihoods and well-being of billions of people, the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity warned today, as more than 190 countries prepare to meet on this issue in Cancun, Mexico.

2811, 2016

‘Ashgabat Statement’ endorsed at first-ever UN conference on sustainable transport

November 28th, 2016|Cities, Climate change, Economic growth, News|

More than 50 countries endorsed the statement, with a view to supporting cleaner, greener transportation – from local transit systems to worldwide multimodal networks.