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Climate Summit 2014

UntitledUN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon will host the Climate Summit on the 23rd of September 2014 as an integral part of his strategy to engage leaders and advance climate action and ambition, drawing on his global convening power and harnessing the full strength of the UN system, working in partnership with all sectors of society. Continue reading

New Report Aims to Drive Action by World Leaders, Business Executives and Investors Ahead of Major Summit on Climate Change

Just one week before a major climate summit opens at the United Nations, a new report released on the 16th of September 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 economic growth at the same time. Continue reading

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

In 1994, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 16 September the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the date of the signing, in 1987, of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (resolution 49/114). Continue reading

Momentum for Change: 1 Million Women Initiative

Embedded image permalinkIn Australia, women are building a movement to take action on climate change in their households, workplaces and communities.

The organization 1 Million Women has a simple goal with a big impact: get one million women to pledge to take small steps in their daily lives that save energy, reduce waste, cut pollution and lead change.

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United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation

an Asian woman helps an African man treat chickens at a poultry farmSouth-South cooperation, as an important element of international cooperation for development, offers viable opportunities for developing countries and countries with economies in transition in their individual and collective pursuit of sustained economic growth and sustainable development.  Continue reading

UN experts urge Tasmania to drop its anti-protest bill

GENEVA (9 September 2014) – Three UN experts have urged the State Parliament of Tasmania in Australia to refrain from adopting legislation against protests that disrupt businesses. The proposed bill, the experts say, could silence legitimate and lawful protests, is disproportionate and targets specific issues such as the environment. Continue reading

WMO: Record Greenhouse Gas Levels Impact Atmosphere and Oceans

The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2013, propelled by a surge in levels of carbon dioxide.  This is according to the World Meteorological Organization’s annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, which injected even greater urgency into the need for concerted international action against accelerating and potentially devastating climate change. Continue reading