UN on Climate Change

Photo Story: World pushing for faster climate action at Bonn conference

17 November 2017 - 1:19pm
One year after the entry into force of the Paris Climate Agreement, the annual Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an opportunity for nations around the world to show their ambition for climate action and their determination to keep their promises under the theme of “Further, Faster – Together.”

In major new report, UN environment chief urges ambitions action to save planet from &#39pollution menace&#39

17 November 2017 - 12:00am
Every part of the planet and every person is affected by pollution &#8211 the world&#39s largest killer &#8211 and while solutions are within reach, new policies, enhanced public and private sector leadership, redirected investments and massive funding are all desperately needed, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has said.

Bonn: UN conference closes with renewed urgency for greater ambition to tackle climate change

17 November 2017 - 12:00am
The United Nations Climate Conference (COP23) wrapped up on Friday in Bonn, Germany, with delegations expressing a renewed sense of urgency and a need for greater ambition to tackle climate change.

Bonn: Climate engineering is risky, but should be explored, experts say at UN conference

16 November 2017 - 12:00am
Climate engineering, or climate intervention, is risky but needs to be explored as a supplement &#8211 not as a &#39Plan B&#39 &#8211 to greenhouse gas emissions reduction, said experts at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 23) in Bonn, Germany.

Bonn: Secretary-General Guterres urges more ambition, leadership and partnerships on climate

15 November 2017 - 12:00am
Addressing the United Nations Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, on Wednesday, Secretary-General António Guterres called for more ambition, more leadership and more partnerships to tackle climate change.

Bonn: Initiative to increase insurance coverage for climate-related disasters launched at UN conference

14 November 2017 - 12:13pm
On the heels of one of the worst – and most costly – Atlantic hurricane seasons on record, a global initiative was launched Wednesday at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23), in Bonn, Germany, of providing insurance to hundreds of millions of vulnerable people by 2020 and to increase the resilience of developing countries against the impacts of climate change.

Bonn: Financing for low-carbon, climate-resilient future takes center stage at UN climate conference

13 November 2017 - 1:18pm
The urgent need to raise the finances to meet the funding goals of the Paris Agreement, especially to support action by developing countries, took center stage Monday at the UN Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany.

Bonn: UN climate conference recognizes the role of women in climate action

12 November 2017 - 12:00am
With the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 23), in Bonn, Germany, entering its final week of negotiations, the Fiji Presidency today announced the Gender Action Plan, highlighting the role of women in climate action.

Bonn: new efforts announced at UN climate conference to push for further, faster climate action

11 November 2017 - 12:00am
Cities, the transport sector and ocean advocates today announced a number of new initiatives to push for further, faster climate action, at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 23) in Bonn, Germany.

Bonn: New initiatives in energy, water and agriculture sectors announced at UN Climate Conference

10 November 2017 - 12:00am
New commitments and initiatives in energy, water and agriculture sectors were announced on Friday, at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP 23) in Bonn, Germany, under the auspices of the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action to help implement the Paris Agreement.

Accelerate climate action and raise ambition, urges UN chief

10 November 2017 - 12:00am
As the impact of climate change worsens around the world, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on the global community to redouble efforts to help countries respond to climate shocks, especially the most vulnerable.

Bonn: At UN climate conference, Congo Basin youth spotlight their work protecting fragile forest ecosystem

9 November 2017 - 12:56pm
Youth groups working in Africa’s Congo Basin countries are supporting economic progress in isolated rural communities while protecting the forest, and a young woman at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 23) in Bonn, Germany, said it is time their voices were heard.

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

8 November 2017 - 1:43pm
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, framed by existing international practice, to respond to the issue of ‘climate refugees.’

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

7 November 2017 - 12:47pm
Peruvian indigenous activists at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP 23) in Bonn, Germany, made a strong call Tuesday for indigenous peoples to be part of the solution to tackling climate change, emphasizing their traditional wisdom and practical knowledge about adaptation methods.

Protect environment from wars and conflicts, UN urges on International Day

6 November 2017 - 5:43pm
Commemorating the international day for lessening the impact of armed conflicts and wars on the environment, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres underscored the need to recognize that environment is also a victim of fighting.

Bonn: UN climate conference aims for greater ambition as 2017 set to be among top three hottest years

6 November 2017 - 1:02pm
The United Nations Climate Conference opened on Monday in Bonn, Germany, with the aim of a greater ambition for climate action, as the world body’s weather agency issued a stark warning that 2017 is set to be among the three hottest years on record.

Bonn: UN climate conference to maintain ambition one year after Paris accord’s entry into force

3 November 2017 - 7:00pm
One year after the entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Bonn Conference, which opens on 6 November in Germany, will be an opportunity for nations around the world to show their ambition for climate action and their determination to keep their promises.

Global shift to clean, affordable energy critical to attaining Global Goals – UN officials

1 November 2017 - 7:07pm
To tackle the double challenge of energy poverty and climate change – producing clean, affordable energy at a pace that will meet rising demand without environmental detriment – all stakeholders must step up efforts to transform the world’s energy systems for everyone’s benefit, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Wednesday.

UN sees &#39worrying&#39 gap between Paris climate pledges and emissions cuts needed

31 October 2017 - 1:00am
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.

Carbon dioxide levels surge to new high in 2016, UN weather agency reports

30 October 2017 - 1:00am
Levels of carbon dioxide (C02) surged at &#8220record-breaking speed&#8221 to new highs in 2016, the United Nations weather agency announced on Monday.

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