Climate change

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, […]

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.