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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commended the world leaders who addressed the opening of today’s United Nations climate change gathering – including the leaders of the United States, China, Japan and the Maldives – for displaying “energy and dynamism” on the issue.
Climate change presents a choice between sustainable economic growth and turmoil, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told business leaders today, stressing that failure to ‘seal the deal’ on an ambitious new agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions is not an option.
With the clock ticking towards this December’s climate change conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today pressed world leaders gathered at the United Nations to speed up their action on global warming and preserve the planet for future generations.
More than 100 heads of State and Government are converging on United Nations Headquarters today for a climate change summit convened by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the largest gathering ever on the issue.
On the eve of the largest-ever gathering of world leaders on the issue of climate change, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underscored the urgent need for collective action to save the planet.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has written to the leaders of the so-called Group of 20 (G20) industrialized nations to cement their commitment to help the world’s most vulnerable who are bearing the brunt of the global economic turmoil.
The world’s largest investors – collectively managing over $13 trillion in assets – have issued a United Nations-backed call for concrete action in the fight against climate change. The statement signed by 181 investors yesterday in New York calls for a strong binding treaty to reduce pollution and catalyze global funding for low-carbon technologies.
With Timor-Leste’s accession to the global pacts seeking to stem ozone loss, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today hailed the now universal participation in these treaties as he marked the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer.
A United Nations-backed gathering on how to scale up a carbon credit system wrapped up on 10 September, with participants agreeing that the mechanism can help contribute to a successful outcome at this December’s climate change conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, which aims to conclude an ambitious new pact to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
The head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today pushed for moves to cut emissions of a range of greenhouse gases and pollutants along with carbon dioxide to more effectively combat climate change, improve human health and reduce damage to crops.
In a bid to step up the fight against global hunger, two United Nations agencies have agreed to greater sharing of information on weather patterns and other climate-related data that can help predict the location of the next emergency food shortage.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, having just witnessed the “sobering reality” of climate change on a visit to the melting glaciers of the Arctic, urged countries to make rapid progress on negotiations for a new international pact to reduce global warming.
Efforts to fight climate change can receive a boost from stepped-up investment in restoring and maintaining the world’s multi-trillion dollar ecosystems, ranging from forests to wetlands to river basins, according to a study backed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Standing on rapidly melting polar ice, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appealed to the world for urgent measures to be taken to combat climate change to protect the planet for future generations.
Experts, government ministers and senior United Nations officials will focus on combating climate change in Africa, including measures for adaptation and mitigation and financial resources and investment, at a forum due to take place tomorrow in Addis Ababa.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has travelled above the Arctic Circle today to experience first-hand the impact of climate change on the fragile region, as fewer than 100 days remain before the start of the United Nations conference where countries will aim to reach a new agreement on curbing greenhouse gas emissions.
A United Nations report launched today recommends a new Marshall Plan of more than $500 billion per year, or one per cent of global output, to help developing countries ease the impact of global warming and adjust to its effects while continuing on a path of economic growth.