(Marrakech) – More than 100 high-level business leaders and investors met with leaders from Government, civil society and the United Nations in a show of resounding support and commitment to taking action on the Paris Climate Agreement at the COP 22/CMP 12: High-Level Meeting on Climate Change on 16 November.
Hosted by 2 degrees2030Ban Ki-MoonCOP22David NabarroErik SolheimLa Confédération Générale des Entreprises du MarocLise KingomarrakechNAZCANDC'sParis Climate AgreementPatricia EspinosaSDG'sunepUNFCCC Read More
Marrakech, 11 November 2016 – The Solar Impulse Foundation launched the World Alliance for Clean Technologies today during COP22, as a legacy to the first ever solar flight around the world. Its goal is to federate the main actors in the field of clean technologies, in order to create synergies, Alliance for Clean TechnologiesAndré BorschbergBan Ki-MoonBertrand PiccardClimate Action AgendaCovestroPatricia EspinosaRichard NorthcoteThe Solar Impulse FoundationUNFCCC Read More
Greater investment in greener, more sustainable transport systems is essential for propelling the economic and social development that is essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, according to an expert panel report delivered to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.
Finding that global, national and local transport systems are hobbled by inefficiencies aviationBan Ki-Moonmaritime industriesMobilizing Sustainable Transport for Developmentpublic transportrailroadSDG's Read More
10 October 2016 – Announcing the launch today of a new platform for scaling up innovative finance solutions to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the initiative can help in identifying and piloting innovative finance instruments that can drive 2030 agendaAvivaBan Ki-MoonInternational Housing SolutionsSDG'sThe Rockefeller FoundationWorld Bank Treasury Office Read More
Two days of closed-door informal consultations between 140 delegates and climate negotiators from over 50 countries at the invitation of the Moroccan incoming Presidency of the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22/CMP12) came to a close on September 9 in Skhirat, Morocco.
High-level national and international participation at the consultations included Aziz MekouarBan Ki-Moonclimate changeCMP12COP22Hakima El HaiteLaurence TubianamarrakechMinister Mezouarparis agreementPatricia EspinosaSalaheddine MezouarSkhiratUNFCCC Read More
The world’s two leading economies, China and the US, have announced today that their governments will put the Paris Agreement into national law. Their ratification will put significant wind in the sails of the global climate deal, and brings us tantalizingly closer to the treaty becoming international law by the 2020Ban Ki-MoonChinaclimate changeCOP21G20NDCparis agreementUNFCCC Read More
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Argentina and other large nations to ratify the Paris climate accord at a Buenos Aires conference on Monday, and Argentina's foreign minister said she hoped the country would do so by the end of the year.
In December 2015, some 195 countries reached an agreement ArgentinaBan Ki-Moonparis agreementSusana MalcorraUnited States Read More
Secretary-General's Message for 2016
“Protect Earth. Restore land. Engage people”
Desertification, land degradation, drought and climate change are interconnected. As a result of land degradation and climate change, the severity and frequency of droughts have been increasing, along with floods and extreme temperatures. More than 50 per cent of agricultural land is 2050Ban Ki-Moonclimate changedroughtland degradationSDG'ssustainable agriculture Read More
10th May 2016
The signing of the Paris Agreement on 22 April received overwhelming support from all regions of the world; never before had so many countries signed an international accord in one day.
Adopted in Paris by the 196 Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at a Ban Ki-MoonCOP21G20Jim Yong Kimparis agreementUNFCCC Read More
10th May 2016
NEW YORK: The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has just chosen Patricia Espinosa, a leading Mexican diplomat, as the next Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The appointment is expected to be shortly confirmed by the Bureau of the UNFCCC.
Patricia Espinosa, who Ban Ki-MoonChristina FigueresMark KenberPatricia EspinosaThe Climate GroupUNFCCC Read More