UNFCCC
02/26/2017 at 10:13. Facebook
La responsable de la ONU para el cambio climático, Patricia Espinosa, reivindicó un sistema energético sostenible. Lo hizo ante los representantes de la industria del petróleo y el gas reunidos en la Semana Internacional del Petróleo, en Londres. Espinosa recordó que los efectos del cambio climático son una amenaza para las infraestructuras energéticas y que va en el propio interés de la...
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UNFCCC
02/24/2017 at 14:31. Facebook
Observer organizations - so-called "non-Party stakeholders" - are crucial to making the UN climate change process as transparent and as effective as possible. See our new video promoting a workshop on the issue which will take place in May in Bonn, and read more here >> [ Bit.ly Link ] #SB46
UNFCCC
02/24/2017 at 12:00. Facebook
In an interview with Carbon Brief yesterday, the UN's top climate change official Patricia Espinosa said that the United States was an important partner for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCCC), and expressed her hope that the country would keep its active participation in the UNFCCC process. Read more >> [ Bit.ly Link ]
UNFCCC
02/24/2017 at 10:14. Facebook
Over the past 30 years, 50% of the world's corals have been lost and by 2050, 90 percent of coral reefs are likely to disappear as a result of rising ocean temperatures, pollution and bad fishing practices. A new initiative, called “50 Reefs”, aims to identify the reefs that have the best chances of survival and protect the “seed banks” for the future. Learn more>>[ 50reefs.org Link ]
UNFCCC
02/23/2017 at 15:51. Facebook
Solar power is gaining serious momentum in India. The country has announced that it will greatly expand its scheme for the development of solar parks with the aim of doubling large-scale solar power capacity by 2020. Read more>> [ Bit.ly Link ]
UNFCCC
02/23/2017 at 14:18. Facebook
CO2 keeps piling up in the Earth’s atmosphere, as shown in this dataviz which includes a big bump in 2016. The burning of fossil fuels is the prime culprit for all this extra CO2. Read what UNFCCC's Executive-Secretary Patricia Espinosa had to say to oil and gas executives in London today>>[ Bit.ly Link ]
UNFCCC
02/22/2017 at 16:35. Facebook
The head of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has reaffirmed his organization’s firm commitment to tackling global climate change through the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement. Read more>>[ Bit.ly Link ]
UNFCCC
02/22/2017 at 15:50. Facebook
Applications are open for the stakeholder Selection Committee at the UN's General Assembly's high-level event on climate action and the Sustainable Development Agenda by 23 February. Applications for civil society and social entrepreneur speaking roles are open until 25 February and to attend as an observer until 16 March>> [ Bit.ly Link ]
UNFCCC
02/22/2017 at 15:27. Facebook
The world's top crude exporter Saudi Arabia is kicking off its $50 billion renewable energy plan as it seeks to reduce the domestic use of oil to generate electricity. Read more>>[ Bloom.bg Link ]
UNFCCC
02/22/2017 at 14:58. Facebook
Locally sourced water is being treated using solar power and supplied to remote villages in rural Cambodia based on a sustainable business model that is improving health and protecting the environment. The project is part of the International Water Purification Programme, registered under the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism. Check out:
UNFCCC
02/22/2017 at 14:17. Facebook
Need new thinking on the world's biggest development challenges? The Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development will bring together leading thinkers, policy-makers and civil society to share critical ideas in Bonn, Germany, from 1st to 3rd of March. Register to watch the festival online>> globalfestivalofideas.org/
UNFCCC
02/21/2017 at 16:53. Facebook
Climate change is emerging as one of the world’s biggest security threats, given that competition for local resources and risks to food and livelihoods caused by extreme weather trigger migration and conflicts. See why the commitment by all countries to improving resilience to climate change is crucial>> [ Bit.ly Link ]
UNFCCC
02/21/2017 at 13:42. Facebook
Currently a huge iceberg in Antarctica, roughly the size of Norfolk, looks set to break off Larsen C Ice Shelf, which is more than twice the size of Wales. See why one of nature's most spectacular events matter to us all >> [ Bit.ly Link ]
UNFCCC
02/20/2017 at 12:13. Facebook
La Secretaria Ejecutiva de la Convención Marco de la ONU sobre Cambio Climático, Patricia Espinosa, les da la bienvenida al sitio web de la COP 23 dedicado a la próxima conferencia sobre cambio climático que tendrá lugar en Bonn, Alemania, en noviembre 2017: "Desde Bonn estamos dando forma a un futuro sostenible y queremos que ustedes participen en este esfuerzo", agrega, “Juntos podemos...
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UNFCCC
02/19/2017 at 14:45. Facebook
Want to apply for our 2017 Momentum for Change Award but not sure how to get started? Our 7-minute screencast takes you through the application process, with step-by-step instructions. Share your climate solution at: [ Unfccc.int Link ] for the chance to have your project recognized as a 2017 Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activity at the UN climate change conference in Bonn, Germany, this...
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UNFCCC
02/18/2017. Facebook
At the annual Munich Security Conference, the UN’s top climate change official, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa, gave an opening address at a discussion on human security and climate security. In her address, she called for a reframing of the narrative around climate change. She said that too often, the “story” around climate change only touched on issues such as clean technology,...
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UNFCCC
02/17/2017. Facebook
High global temperatures continue, with Arctic sea ice volumes reaching a record low for this time of year as a result, says the World Meteorological Organization. Read more>> [ Bit.ly Link ]
UNFCCC
02/17/2017. Facebook
Many small island inhabitants in the Pacific region need support to adapt to the changing climate. A new series of reports by the United Nations University shows that environmental impacts have already affected households significantly and are likely to drive future migration. The Paris Climate Change Agreement represents important opportunities for such countries. Read more>> [ Bit.ly Link ]
UNFCCC
02/16/2017. Facebook
UN Secretary-General António Guterres makes his first visit to Bonn since he took office to engage with G20 Foreign Ministers on the issues of Africa and sustainability. Read more>> [ Unbonn.org Link ]
UNFCCC
02/16/2017. Facebook
UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa has thanked nearly 20 countries for their leadership in fully paying their 2017 contributions to the UNFCCC secretariat. See the list of countries>> [ Bit.ly Link ]