Paris Agreement

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 [...]

7 11, 2017

Day 2 at COP23: Indigenous peoples promote solutions as Paris Agreement momentum grows

2017-11-16T15:30:09+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Climate change, News|

Indigenous peoples took center stage at the COP on Tuesday when they made a strong call to be part of the solution to climate change.

31 10, 2017

UN sees ‘worrying’ gap between Paris climate pledges and emissions cuts needed

2017-11-16T15:30:21+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Climate change, News|

Pledges made under the Paris Agreement are only a third of what is required by 2030 to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, pointing to the urgent need to boost efforts by both government and non-government actors, the United Nations environment wing said on Tuesday.

9 10, 2017

Secretary-General’s remarks at press conference in Antigua-and-Barbuda

2017-10-09T19:09:14+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, News, Secretary-General|

"We have now hurricanes and storms with a much higher frequency and a much higher intensity," he said.

5 10, 2017

UN chief urges world to implement Paris Agreement ‘with greater ambition’

2017-11-16T15:31:46+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, News, Secretary-General|

Ahead of a trip to the storm-ravaged Caribbean, the UN Secretary-General urged all countries to implement the landmark climate accord.

4 10, 2017

Secretary-General’s remarks on recent Caribbean hurricanes

2017-11-16T15:31:47+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Climate change, Disaster risk reduction, News, Secretary-General|

"The United Nations will continue to help countries in the Caribbean to strengthen disaster preparedness, working closely with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency," he said.

19 09, 2017

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

2017-11-16T15:32:06+00:00 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 [...]