Climate change

1909, 2017

French initiative to create global environment pact deserves support, says Secretary-General

September 19th, 2017|Climate change, News, Secretary-General|

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged global support for France’s initiative to create the first international legally binding document on the environment, at an event held on the margins of the annual leaders’ summit of the General Assembly.

“It is about our duty of care to provide an environment that supports the health, well-being, dignity, and prosperity of everyone […]

1809, 2017

As climate change makes bad weather worse, countries must strengthen resilience, UN officials urge

September 18th, 2017|Climate change, News|

Noting the ever-increasing impact of extreme weather events, top United Nations officials, including Secretary-General António Guterres and Miroslav Lajčák, the President of the General Assembly today urged efforts to boost resilience and strengthen damage mitigation measures.

“ fits a pattern: changes to our climate are making extreme weather events more severe and frequent, pushing communities […]

1809, 2017

UN Secretary-General, business and local leaders identify sectors for aggressive climate action and implementation of Paris Agreement

September 18th, 2017|Climate change, News, Press material, Secretary-General|

New York, 18 September—United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and global leaders from local governments, the private sector and civil society agreed to accelerate efforts on climate action and to implement the Paris Agreement at a meeting during the UN General Assembly High Level Week.

The discussions herald a new phase in efforts aimed at mobilizing and […]

1609, 2017

On International Day, UN highlights importance of collective action to protect ozone layer

September 16th, 2017|Climate change, News|

Commemorating the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, senior United Nations officials, including Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted the contributions of the Montreal Protocol – an international environment agreement on the elimination of ozone depleting substances.

“When scientists found that everyday products were destroying the fragile ozone layer, the world responded with the Montreal Protocol,” said […]

109, 2017

UN and Congo Government explore new climate change projects

September 1st, 2017|Climate change, News|

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is working with the Government of the Congo to identify and develop climate change projects that would qualify for financing by the Green Climate Fund, an international financing mechanism that strengthens the fight for climate change mitigation and the reduction of greenhouse gases.

On 1 August, the Congolese Government, along with […]

2508, 2017

Climate change threatens agricultural trade in Pacific Rim economies, UN agency warns

August 25th, 2017|Climate change, News|

With global warming expected to significantly impact future yields in countries located closer to the equator, the United Nations agriculture agency is calling on Asia-Pacific economies to take a leading role in adaptation and mitigation.

“Many APEC economies have already felt the full force of agricultural losses from natural disasters in recent years, […]

1407, 2017

‘Smart’ money moving to ‘green’ financing, reveals new UN report

July 14th, 2017|Climate change, News|

Even though investments towards sustainable development in developing countries have fallen short by nearly $2.5 trillion each year, emerging financial products and encouraging policies illustrate that both public and private sectors are serious about correcting that trend, the United Nations environment arm has said.

1207, 2017

Eleven global banks partner with UN to make financial markets more climate transparent

July 12th, 2017|Climate change, Economic growth, News, Partnerships|

Representing over $7 trillion, eleven major financial institutions around the globe have joined forces with the United Nations to promote climate transparency in financial markets, the Organization’s environment wing said today.

607, 2017

Amid rising temperatures, UN agency launches video ‘forecasts’ on impact of climate change

July 6th, 2017|Climate change, News|

In a year already marked by heatwaves and new daily temperature records, the United Nations weather agency and television weather anchors have joined forces to create video forecasts that explore how climate change would make future summers even hotter in major cities of the world.

2006, 2017

Record high temperatures grip much of the globe, more hot weather to come – UN agency

June 20th, 2017|Climate change, News|

Extremely high May and June temperatures have broken records in parts of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the United States, the United Nations weather agency reported today, warning of more heatwaves to come.