Thank you Mr. Chairman, I greatly appreciate the opportunity to express the views of the United States on this important issue, and I encourage other delegates to take this opportunity in the plenary to express their own views so we can carefully gauge the progress we may be able to make at this meeting prior to breaking into a contact group.
Ice volume in the Arctic in 2008 dropped to its second-lowest level since measurements began, according to new figures released by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
The number of Clean Development Mechanism projects around the world boomed in 2008, jumping from 60 in 2004 to several thousand initiatives.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stressed the importance of political will and leadership in tackling the 'quintessential global threat' posed by climate change.
Heads of three leading international solar companies and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today issued a joint statement at the UN Climate Change Conference
As the world tuned in to watch the Live Earth concerts taking place across the globe, many also took a moment to learn about what the UN is doing to halt climate change, an issue which the Secretary-General recently called the "defining issue of our era".
Earth Day (22 April) is considered by some to be the largest secular holiday in the world. It is marked every year by half a billion people in 175 countries around the globe.
Today it was announced that seizures of up to 64.8 tons of illegal ozone depleting substance (ODS) have been reported in China, India, Thailand and other countries following the start of Project Skyhole Patching.
About 50 representatives of the Asia Pacific Civil Society, from all the five sub-regions of the Asia Pacific (Central Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia and the South Pacific) are gathering in Seoul from 2-3 November 2006 to discuss the region’s input to the eighth Global Civil Society Forum (GCSF) to be held in February 2007 in Nairobi, Kenya, prior to the 24th session of the UNEP Governing Council / Global Ministerial Environment Forum (24th GC/GMEF), scheduled from 5 to 9 February 2007.
More than 35 representatives of the West Asian, and North African Civil Society, are gathering in Manama from 31st October 2006 to 1st November, to discuss the region’s input to the eighth Global Civil Society Forum (GCSF)