UN 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
In it’s conclusion, the Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon describes the report as “an account of progress over the past year in delivering the eight long-term organizational priorities identified by Member States.” Click here to read the report (pdf).
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
The United Nations General Assembly opened its 69th annual session on the 16th of September with the body’s new President declaring that it would be a historic opportunity to formulate a post-2015 development agenda that is transformative, brings tangible results in fighting poverty, and leads to improving lives of all people. Continue reading
In 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.
CLOUT is the UN Commission on International Trade Law’s legal database of worldwide court decisions and arbitral awards on UNCITRAL texts. The database celebrated its 25th year of existence in December 2013. Continue reading
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
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