On Monday 30 November UNIC Canberra, took part in the symbolic event to mark the opening of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris organised to coincide with the start of the conference in Paris. Held at the French Embassy in Canberra, the event was co-Organised with a number of other Diplomatic Missions based in Australia. Continue reading
Why is the conference called COP21?
The Paris Climate Conference is officially known as the 21st Conference of the Parties (or “COP”) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United Nations body which is responsible for climate and based in Bonn, Germany. The Conference will also serve as the 11th Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol. Continue reading
The Secretary-General called the President of France, François Hollande, this morning, to present his condolences to the families of the victims of the 13 November terrorist attacks in Paris, as well as to the Government and people of France. He reiterated his condemnation of these attacks. Continue reading
With the “deadline” for concluding a universal climate agreement just four weeks away, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today warned that despite months of talks and critical pledges on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, key issues still remain in play – on equity and differentiation, on finance and ambition – requiring world leaders to give clear guidance to their negotiators to seek compromise and reach a fair, universal deal at the upcoming UN climate conference in Paris. Continue reading
Commending France’s “exemplary leadership” on efforts to tackle climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today affirmed that the international community is now at a stage where the final elements of the new climate agreement are being negotiated. “The climate conference in Paris later this year is at the very top of the Continue reading
Work on the text of the Paris 2015 universal climate agreement will continue in Bonn as of Monday, June 1, at a 10-day meeting opened by the Environment Minister of Peru and the Foreign Minister of France, in their respective roles of President of COP20 and COP21. Continue reading