Digital map launched by UNICEF helps young people tell their climate change stories

A digital mapping project called ‘Act Now For Tomorrow,’ which was recently launched by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), is helping young people around the world identify climate issues in their communities and find ways to address them.

2018-04-22T12:02:45-04:0004 Dec 2015|COP21, Goal 13: Climate Action, Goal 15: Life on Land, News|

UN joins France and private sector partners for action on electro-mobility

Recognizing that transportation has the highest growth in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of any industrial sector, transport representatives at the United Nations climate change conference (COP21) presented 10 initiatives today that aim to reduce these emissions and build more sustainable transport systems.

Ban delivers favourable report card on early-stage talks at Paris climate summit

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gave a favourable report card today to the early stages of the United Nations climate change conference (COP21) in Paris, while at the same time urging both developed and developing countries to do more to reach universal agreement to mitigate the threat.

2018-04-22T12:02:46-04:0004 Dec 2015|COP21, Goal 13: Climate Action, News, Secretary-General|

UN report identifies innovative ways to boost investment for climate action in cities

Proven innovative policies and mechanisms are unlocking investment for much-needed climate-smart infrastructure in cities, according to a new report being launched today in Paris, France by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and international partners.

COP21: UN emphasizes crucial impact of young and future generations to tackle climate change

At the Climate Change Conference in Paris, hundreds of participants gathered to mark “young and future generations day,” an opportunity for youth to remind world leaders and negotiators of the need to reach an ambitious climate agreement to secure their future, according to the UN Envoy on Youth.

2018-04-22T12:02:50-04:0003 Dec 2015|COP21, Goal 13: Climate Action, News|

On ‘Resilience Day,’ UN and partners launch initiatives to protect millions of people

On the third day of the United Nations climate change conference (COP21), dubbed 'Resilience Day,' the UN and the Governments of Peru and France have announced major international partnerships that are mobilizing large-scale financing to protect people who are most vulnerable to climate impacts.

2018-04-22T12:02:53-04:0002 Dec 2015|COP21, Goal 13: Climate Action, News|

Ban tells African leaders they have ‘enormous stake’ in success of climate conference

At a gathering of African leaders at the United Nations climate change conference (COP21), UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that their continent has an enormous stake in the success of the global event which aims to reach a new universal climate agreement to limit the rise of global temperature.

At COP21 opening, Ban tells world leaders ‘political moment like this may not come again’

Speaking at the opening of the United Nations climate change conference (COP21) which seeks to reach a new universal agreement to protect people and planet, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said a political moment like this may not come again.

2018-04-22T12:03:02-04:0030 Nov 2015|COP21, Goal 13: Climate Action, News|

UN Secretary-General’s initiative aims to strengthen climate resilience of the world’s most vulnerable countries and people

UN Secretary-General’s Initiative Aims to Strengthen Climate Resilience of the World’s Most Vulnerable Countries and People

UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination on Climate Change proposes 4 actions

In recognition of the need to better integrate and coordinate their work on sustainable development, peace and security, human rights and humanitarian engagement to achieve these objectives, the United Nations System Chief Executives suggest four actions.

2016-01-18T17:03:40-05:0028 Nov 2015|COP21, Goal 13: Climate Action, News|