Category: Climate Change

Bonn: UN chief urges more ambition, leadership and partnerships on climate action

Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the UN Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany. Photo: Video screen capture

Addressing the United Nations Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, on Wednesday, Secretary-General António Guterres called for more ambition, more leadership and more partnerships to tackle climate change. “Our duty – to each other and to future generations – is to raise ambition,” said Mr. Guterres at the opening of the high-level segment of COP23, which was also […]

Bonn: Financing for low-carbon, climate-resilient future takes center stage at UN climate conference

Solar panel used for lighting village homes in Sri Lanka. Photo: World Bank/Dominic Sansoni

The urgent need to raise the finances to meet the funding goals of the Paris Agreement, especially to support action by developing countries, took center stage Monday at the UN Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany. “We need all financial players – public, private, domestic, international – and including markets and regulators, to work together […]

Bonn: Indigenous peoples’ knowledge and wisdom valuable to climate adaptation, Peruvian activists say

Indigenous activist from Peru, Rosalia Yampis, Director of Women Program in the Interethnic Association for the development of the Peruvian rainforest (AIDESEP). Photo UN Social Media team/Karin Orantes

Peruvian indigenous activists at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, made a strong call Tuesday for indigenous peoples to be part of the solution to tackling climate change, emphasizing their traditional wisdom and practical knowledge about adaptation methods. “We don’t want to speak only about climate change but about climate catastrophe […] […]

Bonn: UN climate conference to maintain ambition one year after Paris accord’s entry into force

Aerial view of the Bonn Campus, Bonn, Germany. Photo: UNFCCC

One year after the entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Bonn Conference, which opens on 6 November in Germany, will be an opportunity for nations around the world to show their ambition for climate action and their determination to keep their promises. “While Paris represented one of those moments where the best […]

Carbon dioxide levels surge to new high in 2016, UN weather agency reports

Air pollution from an old coal-fired power plant in Kosovo. Photo: World Bank/Lundrim Aliu

Levels of carbon dioxide (C02) surged at “record-breaking speed” to new highs in 2016, the United Nations weather agency announced on Monday. Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), issued the warning in Geneva, at the launch of the organization’s Greenhouse Gas Bulletin. The report indicates that carbon dioxide concentrations reached 403.3 parts per […]