Up to 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions stem from land-use sectors. At the same time, climate change is already negatively affecting forestry, agriculture and rural communities.
Dedicated multilateral climate funds - including UNFCCC funds - represented small shares during the same period, but are set to rise with the recent pledges to the Green Climate Fund amounting to nearly $10 billion.
Namibia is the first developing country to submit a 'biennial update report' (BUR).This is clear testimony to the fact that developing countries are acting to mitigate climate change and are transparently contributing to fully implementing the climate change convention.
Seven of the best photographers in the world, Jonas Bendiksen, Michael Christopher Brown, Bieke Depoorter, Stuart Franklin, Dominic Nahr, Moises Saman and Jerome Sessini are showcasing their work in Lima.
UN's top climate change official Christiana Figueres said that the world now needed lines of action on climate change that are "as indelible over time as the Nazca lines. "
The Lima conference needs to provide final clarity on what the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) need to contain, including for developing countries who are likely to have a range of options from, for example, sector-wide emission curbs to energy intensity goals.
News Comes as G20 Issue Strong Statement in Support of UN Climate Negotiations
Polar Bears, Sharks and the African Lion among Species Considered Under Serious Threat
The report characterizes what is known and what is not known about impacts of climate changes that have already occurred and risks of future impacts.
The voluntary, industry-driven initiative will enable the Oil & Gas industry to work collaboratively to address climate concerns.
At the UN Climate Summit in New York global leaders more than double restoration targets and commitments
Latin American and Caribbean Countries Could Save Over 10 per cent in Electricity Consumption
Worldwide Transition to Energy-Efficient Products Would Save US$350 Billion Annually
Declaration Would End Billions of Tons of Climate Pollution per Year,
Backed With More Than $1 Billion Down Payment, Restore 350 Million Hectares of Forest
Commitment to decarbonize $100 billion of investment
CCAC approves five major action plans to present at the UN Secretary-General's Summit, funds a new urban health initiative, and extends its mandate by five years, to 2022
CEO Brian Moynihan Speaks At United Nations Climate Summit
At the Summit, more than 120 Heads of State and Government are expected to announce their visions and commitments for reaching a meaningful climate agreement in 2015.
The inspiring display included a 3 minute solutions segment with the photographic works of UNEP Good-Will Ambassador Yann Arthus-Bertrand, telling the story of climate change.
The People's Climate March is campaigning, amongst other issues for curbs on harmful carbon emissions which contribute to global warming.