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News In Brief 10 September 2018

  • Everyone has a role to play in combatting global corruption
  • New UN rights chief underscores the importance of multilateralism
  • It’s important to talk about suicide: WHO
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Uneven progress on climate action at Bangkok conference

Climate change talks wrapped up in Bangkok today, leaving several issues still to be resolved.

Runaway climate change still 'a real possibility': UN Secretary-General

Greater ambition, urgency and action are needed if we are to prevent ever greater climate-related crises, said UN Chief Antonió Guterres on Wednesday, at the launch of the 2018 New Climate Economy report, at UN Headquarters in New York

UN chief appoints former New York Mayor as Special Envoy for Climate Action

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday appointed Michael R. Bloomberg, the former Mayor of New York City, as his Special Envoy for Climate Action.

Climate change not all “doom and gloom:” Singer Ellie Goulding at UN

British singer Ellie Goulding has opened up about her passion for combating climate change: from creating a sustainable bracelet brand to her selectivity when it comes to endorsements, the pop artist says there’s still time to take action.

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Political will “absolutely” exists to implement climate agreement

The political will to implement an international climate agreement “absolutely” exists, according to the European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy.

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Fight climate change to fight poverty: World Bank official

If the world is to fight poverty then it must also fight climate change, a top official with the World Bank has said.

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“We can’t have climate action without social justice”

It is vital to consider social justice when implementing climate action policies.

That’s the warning from Moustapha Gueye, a Green Jobs Specialist for the International Labour Organization, ILO.

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