First Report of its Kind Uses Satellite Images to Track Land-use Change, Urban growth and Shrinking Water Bodies
African Ministers and Experts Spotlight Efforts to Incorporate Natural Wealth Accounting in Development Planning
China has made significant investments in industrial energy efficiency, which resulted in a 19 percent reduction in energy intensity per unit of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) between 2006 and 2010.
UNEP and Magnum unite to showcase initiatives on sustainable energy for all
Facility Focuses on Technology Transfer to Developing Nations in Order to Reduce Emissions and Improve Resilience to Impacts of Climate Change
For first time, chief executives will join top Government officials to share solutions, commitments and plans towards climate action at COP, on the road to a 2015 global climate agreement
Additional Adaptation Funding Imperative to Control Damage and Build Resilience
4 Degree World May Spell Extinction for Africa's Coral Reefs
Study finds that more stringent standards worldwide could dramatically reduce premature mortality while cutting short-lived climate pollutant emissions as much as 80 percent.
The provisional WMO statement confirms that global sea level reached a new record high. Sea level has been rising at an average rate of about 3.2 milimeters per year (mm/yr), with inter-annual variability, since altimeter satellite measurements began in 1993.
In addition, the meeting in Warsaw will focus on decisions that will make fully operational the new institutional support under the UNFCCC for developing nations in finance, adaptation and technology.
Raising Ambition is Key to Keeping Global Temperature Rise below 2° C
Countries participating in PAGE outline benefits of national transition at South-South Expo
Since 2006 investments worth US$1.3 trillion have been made in the clean energy sector
Government Ministers, Business Leaders and Experts Spotlight Southern-Grown Solutions and Cooperation Opportunities
Over US$5 Trillion in Reserves and 47 per cent of Global Trade
Held by Countries of the Global South
The new centre is part of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative, a global multi-stakeholder partnership between governments, the private sector, and civil society.
The new report further states that greenhouse gas emissions at or above current rates would induce changes in the oceans, ice caps, glaciers, the biosphere, and other components of the climate system.
The report builds on the four previous assessment reports produced by the IPCC since it was established in 1988, incorporating the scientific literature published since the last assessment report in 2007.
Ms. Barbut has extensive experience on sustainable development issues coupled with international diplomatic and political experience.
During the first week, participants will build upon the results of the second UNCCD scientific conference and review the progress after the completion of the first half of the 10-Year Strategy of the UNCCD (2008-2018)
Direct Economic Costs of $750 billion Annually
Better Policies Required, and "Success Stories" Need to be Scaled Up and Replicated