Tag Archives: Climate Change

21 March 2015

Vanuatu appeals to the international community for assistance in the aftermath of cyclone Pam

The president of Vanuatu has appealed to the international community for assistance ‘on behalf of the government and people of Vanuatu to the global community to give a lending hand in responding to … [the] calamities that have struck us’. International aid agencies have also raised the appeal. (more…)

Source: AlJazeera | Vanuatu appeals for aid in wake of devastating cyclone
Source: The Guardian | Food concerns mount in Vanuatu after cyclone Pam
Source: The Guardian | Cyclone Pam: 24 confirmed dead as Vanuatu president blames climate change

16 March 2015

Global actors convene in Sendai for United Nations Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction: international cooperation vital for development and climate change agenda

A number of national and international actors are currently gathered in the Japanese city of Sendai for the United Nations Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. The Conference assesses ten years of global cooperation to curb the impact of disasters, and aims to update and create an effective global prevention framework that utilises a variety of sectors. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | Sendai: UN disaster risk reduction conference key to future sustainable development agenda

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

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