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The signing of the Paris Agreement at the United Nations

Apr 23, 2016 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, New York, USA, April 22 2016 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) speaks to the media following the Signing Ceremony for the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. More than 165 Member States were expected to attend the signing ceremony, including an estimated 60 Heads of States and Heads of Governments, setting an all-time record for countries signing an international agreement on a single day. Mr. Ban is joined by (from left) Ségolène Royal, Minister of the Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs of France; François Hollande, President of France; and Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on [Read More]

How To Effectively Communicate Climate Change

Dec 10, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

By Britta Schmitz   Paris, Dec. 9 – Goodwill Ambassadors Angélique Kidjo and Bianca Jagger joined activists and private sector representatives at a UN Roundtable Discussion on communicating climate change through informal channels in Paris-Le Bourget. In the age of social media there are many ways of communicating climate change and bringing people together, but often there is a lack of action. Finding effective ways of using media to raise awareness around climate change is essential to combating it, as we are all part of the solution.   “We’re seeing that people have limited attention span, they have more choice [Read More]

Small Island States in Need of Climate Resilience

Dec 3, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

by Britta Schmitz PARIS, Dec. 2 – Climate negotiations at COP21 in Paris are framed by a great number of side-events and press conferences aimed at bringing together all stakeholders needed to mitigate climate change and climate resilience. While many talk about scientific findings and economic aspects, examples of the impact that climate change has on the lives of millions of people around the world are also the subject of a few other events. The UNFCCC Adaptation Committee hosted an event to raise awareness on climate resilience through poetry and documentary. After the screening of “Adapting to a changing climate”, [Read More]

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