Climate Change

December 14, 2017

The One Planet Summit is a positive move in the right direction. But governments must step up with faster and more ambitious climate action.

Paris – 12 December 2017 The One Planet Summit saw the emergence of many positive initiatives namely the World Bank committing to stop financing oil and […]
December 14, 2017

Secretary-General’s remarks at the One Planet Summit

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 […]
December 12, 2017

Conflicts, drought drive hunger despite strong global food supply – UN agriculture agency

Despite strong global food supply, localized drought, flooding and protracted conflicts have intensified and perpetuated food insecurity, the United Nations agriculture agency reported Thursday. The new […]
November 24, 2017

COP23: Why Climate Ambition is key for German Environment Minister

Source : http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/blog/2017/11/cop23-climate-ambition-key-german-environment-minister/
November 24, 2017

COP23: Expert solutions for reducing livestock greenhouse gases

Source : http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/blog/2017/11/cop23-expert-solutions-reducing-livestock-greenhouse-gases/
November 11, 2017

Participants at UN conference examine human mobility in an era of climate change

As the number of people displaced worldwide due to climate change-related events continues to grow, the United Nations and its partners are focusing on regional approaches, […]
November 11, 2017

Indigenous peoples’ knowledge, wisdom valuable to climate adaptation, Peruvian activists say

Peruvian indigenous activists at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, made a strong call Tuesday for indigenous peoples to be part of the solution to […]
November 11, 2017

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

Day 2: Tuesday, 7 November 2017 Indigenous peoples’ wisdom for climate adaptation – Indigenous peoples took center stage at the COP on Tuesday when they made a strong […]
November 11, 2017

Could Water Pumps “Refreeze” The Arctic?

Whether you keep abreast of global issues or not, chances are you will be aware of global warming and the threat that it poses to our […]
November 11, 2017

UN releases warning about ‘catastrophic’ lack of action on climate change

Emissions spew out of a large stack at the coal-fired Morgantown Generating Station on 10 October in Newburg, Maryland. Mark Wilson/Getty Images   There is a “catastrophic” […]
October 29, 2017

With world leaders in support, the UN Secretary-General maps out plans for accelerating climate action by 2019 Climate Summit

New York, 20 September—United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and a group of global leaders from developing and developed countries met yesterday and voiced support during a […]
October 16, 2017

Op-ed: Climate change is a threat to rich and poor alike

By Achim Steiner, Patricia Espinosa and Robert Glasser From Miami and Puerto Rico to Barbuda and Havana, the devastation of this year’s hurricane season across Latin […]
September 29, 2017

Cluster of Extreme Weather Events Leave no Doubt Climate Change is Real, Caribbean Nations Tell UN

Dennis Moses, Minister for Foreign and CARICOM Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-second session. UN Photo/Cia Pak 23 […]
September 29, 2017

5 Reasons why the Economy is Failing the Environment, and Humanity

The world has entered the Anthropocene. We are today a “big world on a small planet” where the economy exerts phenomenal pressure on Earth. There is […]
September 19, 2017

On International Day, UN highlights importance of collective action to protect ozone layer

Commemorating the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, senior United Nations officials, including Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted the contributions of the Montreal Protocol – an […]
September 19, 2017

As climate change makes bad weather worse, countries must strengthen resilience, UN officials urge

Noting the ever-increasing impact of extreme weather events, top United Nations officials, including Secretary-General António Guterres and Miroslav Lajčák, the President of the General Assembly today urged efforts […]
September 8, 2017

Harvey didn`t come out of the blue. Now is the time to talk about Climate Change.

NOW IS EXACTLY the time to talk about climate change, and all the other systemic injustices — from racial profiling to economic austerity — that turn disasters […]
September 8, 2017

We’re Nowhere Near Prepared for the Ecological Disaster That Harvey Is Becoming

Three decades of bad decisions have led us to this moment. It is the Christian thing to do in the middle of tragedies like the one […]
August 11, 2017

Cop 22 In Marrakech A Disappointing but Predictable Outcome

Text by Suzanne Baaklini   In comparison with the frenzy that accompanied the previous UN Conference of Parties (Cop) for climate change in Paris, in 2015, […]
July 28, 2017

Could Water Pumps “Refreeze” The Arctic?

Whether you keep abreast of global issues or not, chances are you will be aware of global warming and the threat that it poses to our […]