Tag Archives: Climate Change

10 December 2014

Ban Ki-moon: ‘collective action does not match our common responsibilities’ regarding climate change

Urging the 20th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to ‘act now’, UN officials in Lima, Peru stressed that fully tackling the impacts of man-made climate change requires a transformation – not mere ‘tinkering’ with past agreements and pledges. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | Ban urges Lima conference to agree draft text as basis for 2015 climate deal

17 November 2014

Ban Ki-moon: G-20 states have political responsibility to tackle world’s greatest challenges

With the planet and its people facing serious security, developmental and environmental challenges, G-20 countries possess not only the political power to set us on a better course, but a political responsibility to do so, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in Brisbane, Australia. He highlighted the need for global action in three critical areas: promoting inclusive growth and decent jobs, meeting the climate challenge, and providing financing for sustainable development. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | G-20 countries have political responsibility to tackle world's greatest challenges Ban

14 November 2014

China-United States Reach Agreement on Climate Change Accord

China and the United States made an ‘ambitious joint plan’ against the growing challenges of climate change with a joint accord to curb carbon emissions. (more…)

Source: The New York Times | U.S. and China Reach Climate Accord After Months of Talks
Source: The New York Times | China’s Climate Change Plan Raises Questions

3 November 2014

Annual UNGA Debate: Representatives call on the international community to collectively address adverse effects of climate change

On the last day of the annual General Assembly debate on 30 September 2014, representatives of small island developing nations urged the international community for increased collective action to combat the adverse effects of climate change. The focus of this year’s discussion was “Delivering on and implementing a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda”. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | On final day of UN Assembly, small island nations discuss climate change, economics

1 October 2014

Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister calls for further implementing the principle of ‘Common but Differentiated Responsibilities’

Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Hor Namhong, said that climate change is having devastating effects on developing countries as they mostly rely on agriculture and also suffer from typhoons, floods and draughts. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | Adverse conditions stop poorer countries reaching development goals, Laos tells UN

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