Climate change

14 11, 2017

Initiative to increase insurance coverage for climate-related disasters launched at UN conference

2017-11-16T15:29:15+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Climate change, News|

On the heels of one of the worst – and most costly – Atlantic hurricane seasons on record, a global initiative was launched Wednesday at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23), in Bonn, Germany, with the aim of providing insurance to hundreds of millions of vulnerable people by 2020 and to increase the resilience of developing countries against the impacts of climate change.

13 11, 2017

Financing for low-carbon, climate-resilient future takes center stage at UN climate conference

2017-11-16T15:29:19+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Climate change, News|

The urgent need to raise the finances to meet the funding goals of the Paris Agreement, especially to support action by developing countries, took center stage Monday at the UN Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany.

11 11, 2017

New efforts announced at COP23 for oceans, transport, cities

2017-11-16T15:29:48+00:00 November 11th, 2017|Climate change|

In a major new partnership, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Costa Rica and the Paris Process on Mobility and Climate (PPMC) launched the Transport Decarbonisation Alliance to stimulate greater political leadership in the sector.

11 11, 2017

Day 6 of COP23: Non-state actors show commitment to climate

2017-11-16T15:29:49+00:00 November 11th, 2017|Climate change|

Just outside the perimeter of the COP, a tent called "America's Pledge" brought together participants determined to show that support for climate action in the US was still strong at the national, state, and city levels.

10 11, 2017

New initiatives in energy, water and agriculture sectors announced as Action Days begin

2017-11-16T15:30:02+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Climate change, News|

In Bonn, new initiatives were announced to push forward the transition to renewable energy and to show that more ambitious clean energy development can quickly become a bigger part of national climate plans submitted under the Paris Agreement.

10 11, 2017

Accelerate climate action and raise ambition, urges UN chief

2017-11-16T15:30:03+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Climate change, News|

As the impact of climate change worsens around the world, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on the global community to redouble efforts to help countries respond to climate shocks, especially the most vulnerable.

9 11, 2017

At UN climate conference, Congo Basin youth spotlight their work protecting fragile forest ecosystem

2017-11-16T15:30:05+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Climate change, News|

Youth groups working in Africa’s Congo Basin countries are supporting economic progress in isolated rural communities while protecting the forest, and it is high time their voices were heard, a young woman at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn