Climate Change Press Releases

UN Environment Head Lauds First Solar-Powered Circumnavigation of Globe by Airplane

"While they have achieved another milestone in flight, their circumnavigation is even more momentous for what it demonstrates about clean technology."
26/07/2016 00:00:00

Countries move closer to an agreement to further curb greenhouse gases under the Montreal Protocol

  • Governments set the stage for a possible agreement to reduce potent greenhouse gases under the Montreal Protocol.
  • An amendment on reducing HFCs would be a significant step towards meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

25/07/2016 00:00:00

Reducing Hydrofluorocarbons via the Montreal Protocol is the most significant climate action the world can take this year

  • An HFC phase-down can avoid up to 0.5⁰ Celsius of global warming by 2100.
  • HFCs are the fastest-growing greenhouse gases. Many are 100s to 1000s of times more powerful than carbon dioxide (CO2) at warming the atmosphere.
  • The Climate and Clean Air Coalition believes urgent actions, like an HFC phase-down, are necessary to limit climate change.

22/07/2016 00:00:00

Developing Countries Show World Way Forward on Green Finance

  • Developing countries embrace green finance policies as part of wider effort to finance the real economy and meet social, economic and environmental needs
  • Green finance policies inspired by new models such as developments in fintech
  • US$5-7 trillion a year needed to implement the Sustainable Development Goals

18/07/2016 00:00:00

Media Advisory: At Montreal Protocol Meetings in Vienna: Countries to Continue Efforts to Control Greenhouse Gases under the Montreal Protocol

15 to 23 July 2016 at the Vienna International Centre (VIC); Vienna, Austria
15/07/2016 00:00:00

Climate Change Response Requires Finance, Cooperation and Participation

High-level session closes productive Africa Carbon Forum 2016
01/07/2016 00:00:00

Green Climate Fund Injects over $20 Million into UNEP-Backed Efforts to Adapt to Climate Change in The Gambia

The unprecedented project will generate cash returns of at least $77.5 million
01/07/2016 00:00:00

Climate Action Can Drive Sustainable Development in Africa Africa Carbon Forum 2016, 28-30 June 2016 Kigali, Rwanda


29/06/2016 00:00:00

Poor air quality and climate change are the two greatest threats to human health in the pan-European region - says new UN report


08/06/2016 00:00:00

Forests to cover one quarter of China in country's bid to build "eco-civilization"

UNEP reports shed light on how countries are using different tools to shift to low-carbon, resource-efficient economies that achieve sustainable development
26/05/2016 00:00:00

New Report Shows World Heritage Icons at Risk from Climate Change

Impacts likely to rapidly and permanently change attributes that make World Heritage sites popular tourist destinations
26/05/2016 00:00:00

Credit Ratings Embrace More Systematic Consideration of Environmental and Social Governance

Strong support from fixed income investors fuels momentum
26/05/2016 00:00:00


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