climate finance

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

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 [...]

10 05, 2016

UNEP report: Cost of adapting to climate change could hit $500B per year by 2050

2017-11-16T15:43:23+00:00 May 10th, 2016|Climate change, News|

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.

12 12, 2015

UN chief hails new climate change agreement as ”monumental triumph”

2017-11-16T15:45:14+00:00 December 12th, 2015|Climate change, COP21, COP21 highlight, News|

“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.”

9 12, 2015

Lima-Paris Action Agenda matures into major force driving climate action

2017-11-16T15:45:24+00:00 December 9th, 2015|Climate change, COP21, News|

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.

8 12, 2015

UN chief tells private sector ‘how we do business today will determine if we can do business in the future’

2017-11-16T15:45:25+00:00 December 8th, 2015|Climate change, COP21, News|

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.

4 12, 2015

New report identifies ways to mobilize investment in low-emission urban infrastructure

2017-11-16T15:45:30+00:00 December 4th, 2015|Cities, Climate change, COP21, News|

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.

2 12, 2015

Secretary-General to launch report on mobilizing investment in climate-smart city infrastructure

2016-01-18T16:44:28+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|Cities, Climate change, COP21, News|

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 [...]

9 10, 2015

‘The stakes are high,’ UN chief tells climate finance meeting in Peru

2017-11-16T15:46:24+00:00 October 9th, 2015|Climate change, News|

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.

9 10, 2015

UN official calls on finance ministers to create ‘climate-friendly’ policies

2017-11-16T15:46:24+00:00 October 9th, 2015|Climate change, News|

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."