UN Climate Change Conference

Countries benefiting from south-south cooperation

Collaboration between developing countries, or south-south cooperation as it’s known, has been hailed as “a powerful way” to support vulnerable nations.

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300 million children breathing toxic air pollution

Approximately 300 million children, or one in seven youngsters globally, are living in areas of the world with the most toxic levels of outdoor air pollution, according to a report by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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“Now inevitable” climate change agreement will come into force

“What once seemed impossible” in terms of bringing a global climate change agreement into force, “is now inevitable” according to the UN Secretary General.

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Climate change “biggest threat” to access to water

Climate change is the “biggest threat” to people’s access to water according to the president of the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius.

President Ameenah Gurib is one of ten Heads of State and Government, who have been appointed to the UN’s High-Level Panel on Water.

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Turn “aspirations of Paris into action” urges UN chief

The international community needs to turn the “aspirations” of the Paris Climate Change Agreement “into action”.

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Interpreter remembers need for a cool head at key climate talks

In December, the international community took a big step towards addressing climate change at UN-led talks in Paris; now, less than eight weeks remain until the agreement opens for signing by member states.

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Motivational spirituality “as important as action” in achieving SDGs

Inspiration and motivational spirituality is as important as action in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs; that’s according to UN artist in residence Yann Toma.

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Time to get the word out about the new global climate deal

More work needs to be done to ensure people around the world know about the new global climate change agreement.

The universal deal was agreed by world leaders in December in Paris, France.

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Making Sustainable Energy for All a reality

The New Year brings new focus on ensuring that people everywhere have access to clean and affordable energy sources.

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“Everyone is responsible” moving climate agenda forward

“Everyone is responsible” for moving the climate change agenda forward following last month’s historic agreement in Paris.

That’s the view of Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, widely accepted to be the author of the whole “sustainable development” concept.

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