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13 February—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging countries to swiftly ratify the Doha Amendment, adopted last December, in which governments agreed to a second commitment period for the Kyoto Protocol.
11 February 2013 – Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the Council of foreign relations, turning to what he called “the gathering threat of climate change,” said scientists have long sounded the alarm, and stressed the potential consequences of climate change. Those include “a downward global spiral of extreme weather and disaster,” along with development reversals, increased displacement, aggravated tensions over resources and destabilization of fragile states.
22 January 2013 –Climate change and sustainable development remain top priorities for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who said, in an address to the General Assembly that he would continue to work for a climate change agreement in 2015.
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Bonn, 14 December 2012, by Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
The results of the United Nations climate change conference that closed in Doha, Qatar, last Saturday show once again that the international negotiations are moving steadily in the right direction, but alarmingly slow.
GENEVA, 14 December - The Second Order Draft of the Working Group I contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis (WGI AR5) has been made available online. The IPCC regrets this unauthorized posting which interferes with the process of assessment and review. We will continue not to comment on the contents of draft reports, as they are works in progress.
(Doha, 8 December 2012) At the UN Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar (COP18/CMP8), governments have taken the next essential step in the global response to climate change. Countries have successfully launched a new commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol, agreed a firm timetable to adopt a universal climate agreement by 2015 and agreed a path to raise necessary ambition to respond to climate change. They also endorsed the completion of new institutions and agreed ways and means to deliver scaled-up climate finance and technology to developing countries.
Climate and Clean Air Coalition Partners Review Progress on Fast Action from Curbing Emissions from Landfills to Cutting Smoke from Heavy Duty Vehicles
Doha – Together with the Rockefeller Foundation, the UN Climate Change secretariat has launched a new initiative to recognize the critical role of women in fighting climate change: “Momentum for Change: Women for Results”.
Doha, Qatar—Leaders from across the United Nations system and the State of Qatar gathered at a side event during the Doha Climate Conference to highlight how the UN is working to help people across the world live with the increasing impacts of climate change, particularly threats to water and food security.