Category Archives: United Nations

UNDP Launches Program For Green Cities

Cities A Massive Problem, Opportunity By Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme On behalf of UNDP, welcome to the launch of the UNDP Sustainable Urbanization Strategy. As we meet here in Quito today for the Habitat III conference, … Continue reading

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New Coal Deals Threaten Paris Climate Goals

Greenhouse Gas Reductions Critical In Battle Against Climate Change The landmark global climate change deal brokered in Paris cleared an important hurdle this week when it secured enough official support to go into effect, but experts say the biggest hurdle … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Prepares To Tackle Climate Change

Climate Changing At Vatican On Environmental, Social Issues He has been called the “superman pope,” and it would be hard to deny that Pope Francis has had a good December. Cited by President Barack Obama as a key player in … Continue reading

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Climate Talks Make Slow Progress In Peru

Hot Air Adding To Hottest Year On Record Climate negotiators from around the world came up with a modest agreement early Sunday for every nation to do its part to address global warming — but the Obama administration’s aggressive environmental regulations … Continue reading

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UN Leaders Taking Climate Change Seriously

Climate Cooperation Mandatory By UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon Three decades from now the world is going to be a very different place. How it looks will depend on actions we take today. We have big decisions to make and little … Continue reading

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UN Appoints Bloomberg As Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Michael Bloomberg of the United States as his Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change. Mr. Bloomberg will assist the Secretary-General in his consultations with mayors and related key stakeholders, in … Continue reading

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UN Asked To Make Sustainable Cities A Priority

Sustainable Cities Critical In Fight Against Climate Change As chair of the Group of 77 and China, Fiji has called on world leaders to give urgent attention to the sustainability of cities. The message was relayed to world leaders at the … Continue reading

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Ban Ki-moon Applauds, Encourages Sustainable Cities

Challenges, Opportunities Await Green Cities By UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon I thank you for your commitment to sustainable urbanization. By the middle of this century, 70 percent of all people will be living in cities. Almost all urban growth will be in … Continue reading

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U.N. Launches Green Climate Fund With Little Support From Rich Nations

Event Underscores Urgency Of Climate Change, Resiliency The Green Climate Fund, designed as the United Nations’ most important funding body in the battle on climate change in developing nations, launched its headquarters on Wednesday in South Korea, but uncertainty over … Continue reading

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