climate change

20 12, 2017

Arctic forever changed by rapidly warming climate – UN weather agency

2017-12-20T19:11:52+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Climate change, News|

A girl from the Iñupiat community stands on a ice floe on a shore of the Arctic Ocean in Barrow, Alaska in the United States. The anomalous melting of the Arctic ice is one of the many effects of global warming that has a serious impact on the life of humans and the wildlife. Photo: UNICEF/Vlad Sokhin

12 12, 2017

One Planet Summit: Finance commitments fire-up higher momentum for Paris Agreement

2017-12-12T22:39:38+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Climate change, News|

New investments in climate action from UN agencies, governments and businesses, plus initiatives to increase support for Africa, Caribbean, small island states and more were announced at the Paris event.

12 12, 2017

‘Invest in the future, not the past;’ green business key to winning war on climate change – UN chief

2017-12-12T19:33:19+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Climate change, News|

Those who fail to bet on a green economy will be living in a grey future, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned Tuesday, calling for greater ambition by governments, civil society, the private sector and finance partners to help tackle the global climate challenge.

12 12, 2017

Secretary-General’s remarks at the One Planet Summit

2017-12-12T16:00:20+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Climate change, News, Secretary-General|

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL REMARKS AT ONE PLANET SUMMIT Paris, 12 December 2017 [as delivered] President Macron, Excellencies, World Bank President Jim Kim, Ladies and gentlemen, We are not yet winning the war on climate change -- the defining challenge of our times. The Paris Agreement lays the basis for ambitious action. But we know that current [...]

30 11, 2017

From thorny to tasty: UN agriculture agency looking at cactus as climate resilient food

2017-11-30T23:10:51+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Climate change, News|

With the reality of climate change becoming more real by the day, including its impact on food sources, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is urging communities around the world not to take the prickly cactus for granted.

29 11, 2017

High-Level Plenary on Climate Change Partnerships, Global South-South Development Expo 2017

2017-12-04T16:55:12+00:00 November 29th, 2017|SCPI Key Activities|

29 November 2017, Antalya, Turkey World leaders from the United Nations system, Member States, the private sector, and civil society gathered in Antalya today for the third day of the 2017 Global South-South Development Expo. The theme of the Expo is "South-South Cooperation in the era of Economic, Social and Environmental Transformation: Road to [...]