Environment/Science
Climate Change
New York, Mar 21 (JEN): Over the past 20 years, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has galvanized the world to seek multilateral solutions to the grave threat of climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday, urging stakeholders to use the occasion of its twentieth anniversary to “rediscover the commitment that brought the Convention to life.” more
Ban hails former NYC Mayor’s leadership on climate change

New York, Feb 22 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday hailed former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s efforts on the environment, adding that the leader ...

UN green climate fund to tackle climate change

New York, Dec 5 (JEN): Senior United Nations officials hailed the opening in the Republic of Korea Wednesday of the UN-backed Green Climate Fund as a significant step in the collective effo ...

Japan to decommission damaged nuclear plant: UN

New York, Dec 5 (JEN): A team from the United Nations nuclear watchdog Wednesday praised Japan for its efforts to decommission the damaged Fukushima power station, while noting that several ...

Ban stresses role of cities in mitigating impact of climate change

New York, Nov 22 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon took his campaign to galvanise an urgent global response to climate change to the world’s cities Thursday , stress ...

Climate finance essential to address climate change: Ban

New York, Nov 21 (JEN): The top United Nations official Wednesday called on foreign ministers to prioritize the environment in domestic politics and contribute to climate financing as a way ...

UN links private, public partnerships for climate change solutions

New York, Nov 20 (JEN): As diplomats and environment experts continue to work towards a global climate agreement in Poland, a United Nations-business forum is trying for the first time to un ...

Ban urges climate negotiators to reach global deal

New York, Nov 20 (JEN): The world need look no further than the catastrophe in the Philippines to comprehend the profound and dangerous consequences of a warming planet, United Nations Secre ...

Ban cites Haiyan as wake-up call for climate control efforts

New York, Nov 19 (JEN): Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Philippines a week ago, is a wake-up call for the international community to speed up efforts to fight climate change, United Nat ...

UN urges coal industry to diversify amid climate change

New York, Nov 19 (JEN): The coal industry must radically transform and diversify to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, a senior United Nations official said Monday at a meeting in Po ...