'High speed mitigation train needs to leave the station,' concludes long-awaited UN climate report

Mon 14 Apr 2014 -

BERLIN, Germany ---- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the findings of a long-awaited United Nations report on the mitigation of climate change released earlier today in Berlin and urged all countries “to act swiftly and boldly” to reach a “global, ambitious and legal [climate] agreement in 2015.”

Step up action to curb global warming, or risks rise - UN

Mon 14 Apr 2014 -

BERLIN, Germany ----A United Nations report said on Sunday that governments must act faster to keep global warming in check and delays until 2030 could force them to use little-tested technologies to extract greenhouse gases from the air.

UN court rules against Japan’s whaling activities in the Antarctic

Tue 01 Apr 2014 -

THE HAGE, Germany ----The United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled against Japan in a case involving charges by Australia that the country was using a scientific research programme to mask a commercial whaling venture in the Antarctic.

Climate change to harm all forms of marine life, study says

Mon 26 Aug 2013 -

BREMERHAVEN, Germany --- Rising levels of carbon dioxide are harming all forms of marine life because the oceans are acidifying as they absorb the gas, German researchers found.

Russia stymies NZ's bid for Antarctic sanctuaries

Wed 17 Jul 2013 -

BREMERHAVEN, Germany --- New Zealand's diplomatic bid to create the world's largest marine sanctuary in the Ross Sea has hit problems with Russia questioning its legality.

Early El Nino warning could aid farmers

Tue 02 Jul 2013 -

POTSDAM ----Scientists have found a way to forecast El Nino weather events in the Pacific a year in advance, long enough to let farmers plant crops less vulnerable to global shifts in rainfall, a study showed on Monday.

Least Developed Countries climate adaptation fund gets $200m boost

Thu 27 Jun 2013 -

BONN, Germany ---- Belgium, Germany, Norway, Switzerland and the USA have pledged nearly $200 million in climate adaptation investment to the world’s poorest countries.

UN climate change talks in Bonn see concrete progress towards new agreement

Mon 17 Jun 2013 -

BONN, Germany --– The United Nations climate change body said it has made concrete progress towards a new universal agreement on climate change during its latest round of talks which wrapped up in Germany.

Ban challenges youth to support action against climate chan

Fri 14 Jun 2013 -

BONN, Germany --- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today issued a call to action for the world’s youth to tackle climate threats, stressing that young people are “agents of change” that bring fresh and innovative ideas to address “this most pressing issue.”

Fiji opens G77 climate talks in Bonn

Thu 02 May 2013 -

BONN, Germany --- Fiji's permanent secretary for foreign affairs, Amena Yauvoli has chaired the first meeting of the Group of 77 and China at the climate change intersessional negotiations , currently underway in Bonn, Germany.

Bonn talks open to discuss options towards 2015 global climate agreement

Wed 01 May 2013 -

BONN, Germany ---- The latest round of climate talks under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), kicked off in Bonn on Monday, against a background of steeply rising global greenhouse gas emissions and a growing sense of urgency to take action to stave off the worst effects of ...