Bonn – The secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is seeking to acknowledge the increasing momentum for stronger international and national action on climate change by highlighting projects in developing countries that help put the world on a more climate-resilient and low-carbon path, whilst demonstratively improving peoples’ lives.
Pretoria – For media accredited to the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban (28 November to 9 December 2011), a Note to Correspondents with logistical information has been posted in the press section of the UNFCCC COP17 web area. The note will be updated during the conference.
Bali (Indonesia)/Nairobi (Kenya) – Keeping a global, 21st century temperature rise under 2 degrees Celsius will require urgent action on a group of chemicals increasingly being used in products such as air conditioners, refrigerators, firefighting equipment and insulation foams.
New York – The presence of greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere last year reached its highest levels since pre-industrial times, a report released by the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) warns today.
A day before the opening of the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban (28 November to 9 December 2011), UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres will brief the media already on location about her expectations for the meeting.