Climate change

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.

2511, 2016

UN conference to address way forward on global sustainable transport challenges

November 25th, 2016|Cities, Climate change, Infrastructure|

The first-ever global conference on sustainable transport takes place this weekend in Turkmenistan, bringing together representatives from the United Nations, governments, the private sector and civil society to set new directions for global transport efforts.

1811, 2016

Countries at COP22 pledge to press ahead with implementation of Paris Agreement

November 18th, 2016|Climate change, News|

In the Marrakech Action Proclamation, parties to the UNFCCC affirmed their commitment to the “full implementation” of the Paris Agreement.

1811, 2016

‘We strive to lead,’ climate-vulnerable countries declare at COP22

November 18th, 2016|Climate change, News|

More than 45 countries most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change pledged to pursue robust action towards implementation of the Paris Agreement.

1711, 2016

‘Great Green Wall’ initiative offers unique opportunity to combat climate change in Africa – UN agency

November 17th, 2016|COP22 highlight, News, SDG Advocates|

17 November 2016 – At the United Nations Climate Conference (COP 22) under way in Marrakech, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) participated in the launch of a ground breaking map of restoration opportunities to combat climate change in Africa, an area being called the ‘Great Green Wall.’

The map is based on a collection and […]

1711, 2016

MARRAKECH: ‘We need everyone,’ Ban says, urging society-wide engagement in implementation of Paris climate accord

November 17th, 2016|Climate change, COP22 highlight, News|

17 November 2016 – Rallying stakeholders gathered in Marrakech, Morocco, for the United Nations Climate Conference, known as ‘COP 22,’ Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged everyone – “from the local to the global” – including the private sector, cities and civil society, to get involved in the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

“We need everyone. And […]