Two major international agreements will be signed in 2015, making it an important year for climate change: a new legally binding global treaty on climate change and a new sustainable development framework to replace the Millennium Development Goals.
(CNN) -- The first item on the long list of issues to be addressed at the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week: Climate change.
(CNN) -- No nation is immune to the impact of climate change but it is the world's poorest that will be hit the hardest. A fair and inclusive global agreement to combat climate change is a moral imperative. Time is of the essence for Africa.
(Reuters) - With crises from Islamic State to Ebola competing for attention, the United Nations on Tuesday will zero in on climate change, giving leaders from 125 countries a platform to explain how they plan to address the issue.
18 September 2014 – Just days before United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convenes his much-anticipated climate summit, more than 340 global institutional investors representing over $24 trillion in assets are calling on Governments to take action that supports, rather than limits, inves ...
ON SEPTEMBER 23rd 120-odd presidents and prime ministers will gather in New York for a UN meeting on climate change
The whitebark pine grows in the high, cold reaches of the Rocky and Sierra Mountains, and some individuals, wind-bent and tenacious, manage to thrive for more than a thousand years.
More than 340 institutions managing £15tn of assets say governments must put a ‘meaningful’ price on carbon
The secretary general of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, is to join a public march calling for action on climate change this weekend.
UNITED NATIONS, Sep 17 2014 (IPS) - World leaders gathered at the Climate Change Summit during the United Nations General Assembly on Sep. 23 will have a crucial opportunity to mobilise political will and advance solutions to climate change.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited world leaders from government, business and civil society to a Climate Summit in New York on 23 September.
16 September 2014 – Just one week before a major climate summit opens at the United Nations, a new report released today by a commission of global leaders argues that major structural and technological changes in the world economy are making it possible to achieve lower carbon emissions and econ ...
A ghost lives in the Daintree Rainforest in northeastern Queensland, Australia.
When the United Nations Climate Summit begins on 23 September in New York City, US President Barack Obama will be there.
PENANG, Sep 17 2014 (IPS) - As the United Nations hosts a Climate Summit Sep. 23, the lingering question is whether the meeting of world leaders will wind up as another talk fest.
UNITED NATIONS, Sep 17 2014 (IPS) - A widespread perception exists that developing countries must make a choice between tackling climate change and fighting poverty. This assumption is incorrect, according to the authors of a new report on green growth.
Politicians will put the world economy at risk if they fail to tackle climate change, a global commission has warned.
UNITED NATIONS, Sep 15 2014 (IPS) - The much-ballyhooed one-day Climate Summit next week is being hyped as one of the major political-environmental events at the United Nations this year.
Brazil is building a giant observation tower in the heart of the Amazon to monitor climate change and its impact on the region's sensitive ecosystem, a newspaper has reported.
As rising sea levels, drought and disasters scrub some of Earth’s most picturesque places off the map, the first climate refugees apply for asylum. But the UN doesn’t grant refugee status for victims of climate change. Where will they go?
(Reuters) - Tiny marine algae can evolve fast enough to cope with climate change in a sign that some ocean life may be more resilient than thought to rising temperatures and acidification, a study showed.
With a new analysis of land regions, climate researchers are challenging the general climate change paradigm that dry regions are getting drier and wet regions are getting wetter. In some regions they are encountering divergent trends.
Climate change threatens to undermine the United Nations' progress in both of its critical missions -- peacekeeping and development: Hardship often leads to conflict, and the worsening impacts of climate change are causing hardship. That is what makes the UN Climate Summit on September 23 so imp ...
The Earth’s protective ozone layer is well on track to recovery in the next few decades thanks to concerted international action against ozone depleting substances, the latest assessment by scientists across the world has said.
NEW DELHI: The European Union today sought flexibity in a key principle in the climate change talks which says that the developed nations are more responsible in tackling the global warming as they are historical carbon emitters.
The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere made the biggest jump last year since 1984, according to the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, raising alarm bells about society's inaction on curbing global warming.
The Earth’s protective ozone layer is on track to recover by the middle of the century, the United Nations today reported, urging unified action to tackle climate change and curb continued fluctuations to the composition of the atmosphere.
9 September 2014 – The United Nations weather agency today voiced concerns over the surge of carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere, which has reached a new record high in 2013, amid worrying sings that oceans and biosphere seem unable to soak up emissions as quickly as they used to.
What if we could reduce worldwide deaths from disease, starvation, and disaster while improving the health of people everywhere? According to the World Health Organization, we can.
Half of all bird species in North America — including the bald eagle — are at risk of severe population decline by 2080 if the swift pace of global warming continues, the National Audubon Society concluded in a study released Monday.
A surge in atmospheric CO2 saw levels of greenhouse gases reach record levels in 2013, according to new figures.
A report shows extreme weather is affecting youth unemployment in south-east Asia. Is training the answer?
Former Union environment minister Jairam Ramesh set a cat among the pigeons, in his inimitable style, at a recent national conference on climate and sustainable development at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai. He asserted that India would be “the last man standing at Paris” ...
Small island nations have been facing increasing difficulties as the state of the world continues to change. Now the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is recommending that small island developing states (SIDS) adapt a new strategy for socioeconomic purposes to weather the storm of clim ...
Euro and climate sceptics have attacked EU rules controlling the energy use of appliances, saying they will not reduce emissions. With your help, Karl Mathiesen investigates.
UN is trying to convince countries to make new pledges before they meet in Paris to finalise a new deal on cutting emissions, reports Climate News Network
Many small-scale farmers across Africa face the threat from "failed seasons", a report has warned.
2 September 2014 – World leaders have not sufficiently addressed climate issues, United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Change Mary Robinson said Tuesday highlighting the urgency of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building climate resilient communities.
Earth’s fate is inextricably linked to 52 nations threatened by rising sea levels – the rest of the world should not let them drown
While the effects of climate change on the environment are gaining wide attention, there's a lack of awareness about the impact on human health. The WHO's Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum tells DW how both can be adressed.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug 27 2014 (IPS) - Amidst growing concern over the impact of climate change on water resources worldwide, Caribbean stakeholders are working to ensure it is included in the region’s plans for Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM).
WASHINGTON: Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous, and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says.
If you haven't seen anything like this year's weather, well, neither has anyone else. This year is on track to set a temperature record that climate researchers say is unique since the first time stats were taken in 1900. A typical year in the U.S. would see near-average temperatures or a spike ...
The Venezuelan government is being praised for organising an event last July with over 100 organisations dedicated to promoting civil society participation at the United Nations climate change negotiations. The event was a preparatory meeting for a conference this November called the ‘Social Pre ...
A European satellite has shown ice sheets shrinking at 120 cubic miles a year in Antarctica and Greenland.
(Phys.org) —An unprecedented marine heat wave that swept the Southeast Indian Ocean in 2011 has given FIU scientists a glimpse into the future of climate change
As more extreme weather hits South Asia, the effects of climate change are taking a toll on the economy, with the region at risk of losing up to 8.8 percent of their GDP by 2100, analyst Mahfuz Ahmed tells DW.
A new assessment from Europe's CryoSat spacecraft shows Greenland to be losing about 375 cu km of ice each year. Added to the discharges coming from Antarctica, it means Earth's two big ice sheets are now dumping roughly 500 cu km of ice in the oceans annually.
SAN FRANCISCO — The threats from climate change are many: extreme weather, shrinking snowpack, altered ecosystems and rising and more acidic seas, to name a few. Another lesser-known issue may hit especially close to home for city dwellers. In the world’s already smoggy metropolises, pollution i ...
South Asian economies will be badly squeezed by climate change within a few decades if no action is taken to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions responsible for global warming, according to a report published on Tuesday by the Asian Development Bank.