Climate change

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

9 11, 2017

Day 4 at COP 23: The negotiations in Bonn help implement the Paris Agreement

2017-11-16T15:30:06+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Climate change, News|

A climate conference operates on many levels — there are negotiations, discussions, presentations, press conferences, and exhibition — all aimed at advancing some aspect of the climate agenda. The negotiations themselves take place in a number of settings, ranging from small meeting rooms that allow countries to discuss the fine points at the working level, to larger plenary settings that involve all countries.

8 11, 2017

Participants at UN conference examine human mobility in an era of climate change

2017-11-08T23:18:05+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Climate change, News|

As the number of people displaced worldwide due to climate change-related events continues to grow, the United Nations and its partners are focusing on regional approaches, framed by existing international practice, to respond to the issue of ‘climate refugees.’

7 11, 2017

Indigenous peoples’ knowledge, wisdom valuable to climate adaptation, Peruvian activists say

2017-11-16T15:30:08+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Climate change, News|

Peruvian indigenous activists at COP23 in Bonn, Germany, made a strong call Tuesday for indigenous peoples to be part of the solution to tackling climate change.