Americas

‘If you can make it here, you’ll make it anywhere,’ Ban tells New York City Mayor de Blasio

Big cities like New York are on the frontlines of the climate threat as well as engines of innovation, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, welcoming Mayor Bill de Blasio’s pledge to “green” the “city that never sleeps” and to pursue a framework for sustainable urban areas.

UN officials hail ‘significant’ move by US to curb power plant emissions

United Nations officials today welcomed the initiative announced by President Barack Obama to limit emissions from power plants in the United States, voicing their hope that it will spur other countries to take concrete action to combat climate change.