Climate change

13 02, 2018

For Valentine’s Day, UN environment wing is urging everyone to ‘break up’ with single-use plastic

2018-02-13T23:59:00+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Climate change, News|

In It’s not me, it’s you, a short video for its #CleanSeas campaign, the UN environment wing takes a lighter look at the very serious problem of marine litter and urges everyone to give up the use of single-use plastic products such as disposable cutlery, water-bottles, food containers and shopping bags.

26 01, 2018

UNFCCC Media Alert: UN Opens Talanoa Dialogue Portal, Aiming for Higher Climate Ambition

2018-01-26T19:56:49+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Climate change, News, Press material|

UNFCCC Media Alert: UN Opens Talanoa Dialogue Portal, Aiming for Higher Climate Ambition https://cop23.unfccc.int/news/un-opens-talanoa-dialogue-portal-aiming-for-higher-climate-ambition UN Climate Change News, Bonn, 26 January, 2018 – The UN Climate Change secretariat today launched a new portal to support the Talanoa Diaologue, an important international conversation in which countries will check progress and seek to increase global ambition to meet the goals [...]

21 12, 2017

UN peacekeeping operations will keep aiming to reduce their environmental impact – Security Council

2017-12-27T16:07:29+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Climate change, News|

The Security Council on Thursday said that United Nations peacekeeping missions will continue to consider ways to reduce the environmental impact of their operations, in line with relevant UN resolutions and mindful of the goals set out in international accords on the environment, including the Paris Agreement on climate change.

20 12, 2017

Arctic forever changed by rapidly warming climate – UN weather agency

2017-12-20T19:11:52+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Climate change, News|

A girl from the Iñupiat community stands on a ice floe on a shore of the Arctic Ocean in Barrow, Alaska in the United States. The anomalous melting of the Arctic ice is one of the many effects of global warming that has a serious impact on the life of humans and the wildlife. Photo: UNICEF/Vlad Sokhin

12 12, 2017

One Planet Summit: Finance commitments fire-up higher momentum for Paris Agreement

2017-12-12T22:39:38+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Climate change, News|

New investments in climate action from UN agencies, governments and businesses, plus initiatives to increase support for Africa, Caribbean, small island states and more were announced at the Paris event.

12 12, 2017

‘Invest in the future, not the past;’ green business key to winning war on climate change – UN chief

2017-12-12T19:33:19+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Climate change, News|

Those who fail to bet on a green economy will be living in a grey future, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned Tuesday, calling for greater ambition by governments, civil society, the private sector and finance partners to help tackle the global climate challenge.

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.