World Cup Nations Team Up Against Climate Change
More than half of Qualified Teams Commit to Offsetting their Journeys to South Africa
News Comes as UNEP-GEF Announce $1 million Funding for Climate-Friendly Actions in Six Host Cities
Copenhagen, 7 December 2009 - As the climate talks kick off in Copenhagen, key football nations are teaming up for the planet for the biggest sport event of 2010.
Bridging the emissions reduction gap in CopenhagenCopenhagen, 6 December 2009 - Countries meeting at the United Nations climate change conference may be closer than some observers realise to agreeing the emissions cuts required to give the world a reasonable chance of avoiding global warming of more than 2˚C, according to an analysis launched today in Copenhagen by Nicholas Stern and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
An analysis of nfl power rankings national proposals for annual emissions reductions, published on the eve of the UN climate change conference, indicates that the gap between countries' strongest proposed cuts and what is needed may be only a few billion tonnes of greenhouse gases.
BAN CALLS ON STATES TO ENSURE CLIMATE CHANGE DEAL HAS BROAD SUPPORT
out for a 'perfect' deal at next month's climate change summit in
Copenhagen could result in there being no agreement at all,
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today, calling on all States to
get behind a deal that is as ambitious as possible but also has broad
In an address to the Commonwealth summit meeting with small island developing States, held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Mr. Ban told participants that given their countries were on the frontline of the impact of climate change, it was vital that their voices were heard to try to achieve "a strong, equitable agreement" in the Danish capital.
BAN URGES COUNTRIES TO PRESS AHEAD ON POLITICAL DEAL AT CLIMATE SUMMIT
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged countries to seize the opportunity presented by next month’s climate change conference in Copenhagen to clinch a political agreement that will help chart the way forward on a new legally binding pact to combat global warming.
“Opportunity is knocking. It is up to you to open the door,” Mr. Ban told a two-day meeting that began today in the Danish capital, ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference.
Maldives opens Climate Vulnerable Forum with appeal for carbon neutrality
Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed called on fellow vulnerable, developing countries to embrace a carbon neutral future, during his inaugural address to the Climate Vulnerable Forum, which is meeting in the Maldives on Monday and Tuesday.
The last negotiating session before the historic UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen concludes
Barcelona, 6 November 2009) – The last negotiating session before the historic UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December concluded Friday in Barcelona, Spain.
Speaking at a press conference in Barcelona, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer reiterated that Copenhagen must result in a strong international climate change deal.
“Copenhagen can and must be the turning point in the international fight against climate change - nothing has changed my confidence in that,” he
said. “A powerful combination of commitment and compromise can and must make this happen,” he added.
Specifically, progress on adaptation, technology cooperation, reducing emissions from deforestation in developing countries and mechanisms to
disburse funds for developing countries was made in Barcelona.
“It is essential that practical action is swiftly implemented after Copenhagen to assist developing countries in their fight against climate
change,” the UN’s top climate change official said.
Environmentalists and Business Leaders Take the ‘Climate Express’ Train to Copenhagen : A totally CO2 free journey
Kyoto/Barcelona, 5 November 2009 – More than 400 climate change negotiators, business leaders and environmental activists will travel together on board the Climate Express train to Copenhagen in a call for world leaders to agree a fair, ambitious and binding deal to address climate change when they meet at the UN climate summit in Denmark.
Achim Steiner, the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, will board the train alongside Franny Armstrong, the producer and director of the film ‘The Age of Stupid’, Luo Hong, the wildlife photographer and UNEP Climate Hero, and Apa Sherpa a WWF Climate Witness who holds the world record for the most ascents of Mount Everest, Yoshio Ishida, UIC Chairman and Vice Chairman of East Japan railways, Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, the Director General of the International Union of Railways (UIC). They will be joined by top rail executives including as well as other passengers from the media, to business leaders, to civil society (cf note to the editor).
- Senior UN official urges rich countries to commit to deeper
- Inter-faith initiative Pushes to Mobilize Billions in fight against climate change
- Climate Change illustrates need for better water management
- UN project seeks to protect West African coastline from erosion
- All aboard the UN Kyoto-Copenhagen express for climate change
- Ban lays out criteria for successful Copenhagen gathering on climate change
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