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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.

Climate Action Special Envoy Bloomberg pledges $4.5 million to help UN fight climate change in line with the Paris Agreement

The UN Special Envoy for Climate Action, Michael Bloomberg, announced on Sunday a contribution of $4.5 million to the Organization’s Climate Change Secretariat, the UNFCCC.

News in Brief 31 March 2017 (PM)

UNHCR relieved shipwreck victims now safe

More than 100 victims of a shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea this week were later rescued by an aid group, a spokesperson from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Friday.

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Climate change is about "the wellbeing of people,” says new climate secretariat chief

Climate change is not a “vague concept” but reality, and it is having an impact on people everywhere.

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“Growing determination” builds to address climate change

The world is showing a “growing determination” to address climate change, according to one of the UN’s leading experts on the subject.

Christiana Figueres is the head of the UN climate change secretariat (UNFCCC).

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Ending poverty and addressing climate change “one and the same”

Tackling climate change is the only way to address poverty, according to the UN’s leading expert on climate issues.

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UN climate change chief urges governments to accelerate talks on emissions reduction

The top United Nations climate change official today urged governments to step up the pace of negotiations on the further reduction of emissions of the hazardous greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, ahead of the next UN climate change conference in Durban, South Africa, in December.

Another step towards new climate change pact taken with online UN publication

Progress towards achieving an ambitious new treaty on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is gathering pace, the top United Nations climate change official said today, announcing the online publication of the text to be negotiated by nations this December in Copenhagen.

Top UN official welcomes European Union climate change deal

The top United Nations climate change official has welcomed a plan agreed by European Union leaders to fight global warming, which was announced today as international negotiations led by the world body toward a new agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions wrapped up in Poznan, Poland.