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.
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 [...]
Failure to cut emissions will dramatically increase the annual costs of adaptation, which could be up to five times higher by 2050 than previously thought.
“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.”
The outcome of the 5 December Action Day and the 12 “Focuses” held from 1-8 December under the Lima to Paris Action Agenda (LPAA) during COP21 demonstrate the massive and rising response by cities, regions, business and civil society to take ambitious climate action, frequently in cooperation with national governments.
UN chief tells private sector ‘how we do business today will determine if we can do business in the future’
Speaking at the United Nations climate change conference (COP21) today, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a room full of business leaders that the global gathering will serve to share progress made in important areas and to establish even greater ambition for the future.
Proven innovative policies and mechanisms are unlocking investment for much-needed climate-smart infrastructure in cities, according to a new report, and need to be scaled up globally.
New report identifies innovative ways to mobilize investment in low-emission, climate-resilient urban infrastructure State of City Climate Finance report to be launched 4 December Press conference 9:30 at COP-21; High-level launch 18:00 at Paris City Hall with UN Secretary-General, Mayors of Paris, Johannesburg, Rio, Lord Stern Proven innovative policies and mechanisms are unlocking investment for much-needed climate-smart [...]
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that in order to create a low-carbon, climate-resilient future that benefits everybody, allocating appropriate finance is of key importance.
Assistant Secretary-General for Climate Change Janos Pasztor urged global finance ministers meeting in Lima on Friday to "ensure that climate-friendly policies are adopted, replicated – and enforced – throughout the world."