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

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.

2018-04-22T11:49:09-04:0031 Oct 2017|Goal 13: Climate Action, News|

Green economy is ‘the economy of the future,’ says UN chief, urging commitment to climate action

Underscoring the threats posed by climate change – those already apparent, as well as those sure to impact the future of the planet – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged Governments worldwide to “stay the course” and remain committed to climate action.

2018-04-22T11:52:50-04:0002 Jun 2017|Goal 13: Climate Action, News|

US decision to withdraw from Paris climate accord a ‘major disappointment’ – UN

The Spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General today said the decision by the United States to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change is a major disappointment for global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote global security.

2018-04-22T11:52:51-04:0002 Jun 2017|Goal 13: Climate Action, News|

Faced with ‘clear science, real threats,’ countries must remain committed to Paris climate deal

“We are dealing with scientific facts, not politics. And the facts are clear. Climate change is a direct threat in itself, and a multiplier of many other threats,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres told a General Assembly High-Level action event.

2018-04-22T11:54:14-04:0023 Mar 2017|Goal 13: Climate Action, News, Secretary-General|
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