August 10, 2016

Sea Level Rise is Accelerating; Time for Action

(NASA graph shows loss of ice in Greenland Ice Sheet) In it’s State of the Climate report released last week, NOAA scientists revealed a number of […]
July 18, 2016

HLPF Ministerial Segment Opens at UN Today

The Ministerial Segment of the United Nations High-Level Political Forum began today at New York Headquarters. H.E. Thoriq Ibrahim, the Maldives’ Environment and Energy Minister is […]
May 20, 2016

Groundhog Day All Over Again

Bonn, Germany—Welcome to Groundhog Day. Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early end to winter back in February, and indeed the weather has been pleasant here, but it […]
May 17, 2016

UN talks must deliver clean power surge

From Climate Home By Thoriq Ibrahim The United Nations climate change agreement reached in Paris last year marked the culmination of over 20 years of contentious negotiations […]
May 16, 2016

Small islands call on countries to accelerate climate action

“The solutions to climate change are more cost effective than ever and success stories for effective action abound. The only question is whether we join together […]
April 22, 2016

AOSIS Members Join Secretary General in Early Ratification Event

UNITED NATIONS—On the sidelines of the Paris Climate Change Agreement ceremony here today, where a record 167 countries will sign the historic document, United Nations Secretary […]
April 22, 2016

World Gathers to Sign Historic Climate Treaty

UNITED NATIONS–Today some 160 countries from around the world are gathered here at the signing ceremony for the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement. The record number […]
April 21, 2016

Critical Week For Sustainable Development and Climate at the UN

In a watershed moment for international cooperation, global political, business and civil society leaders are in to New York where they will pledge fast action on […]
April 21, 2016

Small Islands Lead World in Climate Treaty Ratification

UNITED NATIONS—Leaders from the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), a coalition of 44 island and coastal nations that are highly vulnerable to climate change, are […]