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1209, 2016

The Paris Agreement: Frequently Asked Questions

September 12th, 2016|Climate change, COP21, COP21 highlight, News|

The agreement provides a pathway forward to limit temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius, maybe even 1.5, and it provides a mechanism to increase the level of ambition.

2204, 2016

Media Advisory: Informal High-Level Event on promoting the early entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change 22 April, UN Headquarters in New York

April 22nd, 2016|Climate change, COP21, News, Sustainable Development Agenda|

In the lead-up to the Signature Ceremony, many countries have announced their intention to ratify the Paris Agreement on the 22nd, or during 2016. Many more countries have signaled their support for the Paris Agreement’s early entry into force and for its full implementation.

2104, 2016

With Global Goals agreed, UN focuses on what it will take to achieve sustainability targets by 2030

April 21st, 2016|Climate change, COP21, News|

In a watershed moment for international cooperation, global political, business and civil society leaders are headed to New York where they will pledge fast action on the new United Nations sustainable development agenda and the landmark Paris climate agreement, to build on momentum from 2015 to create a better future for people and the planet.

1512, 2015

Assembly President: Unity over Paris climate accord should not be forgotten

December 15th, 2015|Climate change, COP21, News|

The President of the 193-member United Nations General Assembly today vowed to begin the hard work of carrying out the Paris Agreement on climate change, reminding the world that at a time of great division, the unity, leadership and collective responsibility demonstrated in the French capital should not be forgotten.

1412, 2015

UN chief offers thanks to civil society for its role in Paris Agreement

December 14th, 2015|Climate change, COP21, COP21 highlight, News|

"From young activists to artists, faith leaders to business leaders, mayors to mothers, all of society has come together under one banner and brought forth this moment of hope," writes Mr. Ban.

1412, 2015

Ban hails Paris climate accord as ‘health insurance policy for the planet’

December 14th, 2015|Climate change, COP21, News|

Calling the Paris Agreement on climate change “a health insurance policy for the planet,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today he never lost faith over his nine years in office that the international community could rise to the challenge and take steps to curb emission and boost climate-resilient growth.

1212, 2015

UN chief hails new climate change agreement as ”monumental triumph”

December 12th, 2015|Climate change, COP21, COP21 highlight, News|

“The Paris Agreement is a monumental triumph for people and our planet,” said Mr. Ban in a tweet, immediately following its adoption. “It sets the stage for progress in ending poverty, strengthening peace and ensuring a life of dignity and opportunity for all.”

1112, 2015

UN chief remains encouraged by progress of talks at climate change conference

December 11th, 2015|Climate change, COP21, News|

Highlighting that the climate negotiations in Paris are perhaps the most significant and complex ever attempted, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that he is encouraged by progress of the talks at the UN climate change conference (COP21).

1012, 2015

UN chief calls on civil society to keep governments accountable on climate commitments

December 10th, 2015|Climate change, COP21, News|

Meeting with civil society groups today at the United Nations climate change conference (COP21), Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he counts on grassroots organizations to help keep governments accountable, so they implement what they have committed to in words.

912, 2015

Efforts advance on reaching climate change agreement, says top UN official

December 9th, 2015|Climate change, COP21, News|

A new stage in the development of a final agreement on climate change to limit global temperature rise to below two degrees Celsius or less has been reached today, according to the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General on Climate Change.