Archive for November, 2011

UN recognizes momentum for stronger international and national action on climate by showcasing “Lighthouse Projects” in developing countries

22nd November 2011 Uncategorized

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. (more…)

COP17 Note to Correspondents on UNFCCC web site

22nd November 2011 Uncategorized

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. (more…)

2 Degrees Celsius Climate Target at Risk from Ozone-Friendly Replacement Chemicals

22nd November 2011 Uncategorized

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. (more…)

Greenhouse gases reach new high, says UN meteorological report

22nd November 2011 Uncategorized

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. (more…)

UNFCCC COP17 curtain-raiser press briefing 27 November in Durban

18th November 2011 Uncategorized

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. (more…)