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Keynote address to the Carbon Expo Conference by Executive Secretary Joke Waller-Hunter

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 00:57
Keynote address to the Carbon Expo Conference Cologne, 11 May 2005 ------- Joke Waller-Hunter Executive Secretary, UNFCCC secretariat It is a real pleasure for me to be here today at the second Cologne Carbon Expo. The large increase in participation compared to last year is a clear and encouraging indication that the carbon market is maturing, that greenhouse gas emissions have a price for which a currency has been created. Coming from the UNFCCC, I feel a certain pride that this has all…

Primer acuerdo sobre derechos ambientales para América Latina y el Caribe

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 21:33
Representantes de 24 países de América Latina y el Caribe reunidos en San José, Costa Rica, adoptaron el lunes 5 de marzo de 2018 el primer acuerdo regional vinculante para proteger los derechos de acceso a la información, la participación pública y el acceso a la justicia en asuntos ambientales (Principio 10 de la Declaración de Río de Janeiro sobre el Medio Ambiente y el Desarrollo), un instrumento legal inédito para la región Alicia Bárcena, Secretaria Ejecutiva de la Comisión Económica…

Women Can Raise Ambition for Urban Climate Action

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 19:40
UN Climate Change News, 26 February 2018 - One of the key outcomes of the UN Climate Change Conference COP23 in Bonn, Germany, at the end of last year was the adoption of a Gender Action Plan, ensuring women have a voice in climate change policy-making. UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa renewed her call for raised gender and climate ambition at the Women for Climate Conference in Mexico City today. The UN’s top climate official said that the climate fight would be “won or…

Asia-Pacific Climate Week Calls for Scaling-up Climate Action

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 18:29
Bangkok, Thailand - Finance and sector ministers and high-level officials from more than 30 countries in Asia-Pacific joined private sector leaders to identify ways to scale up climate action and find innovative financing solutions for the transition to low-carbon, climate-resilient economies. The Asia-Pacific Climate Week (APCW 2017) culminated in a Regional Climate Action Agenda that will strengthen regional cooperation among state and non-state stakeholders to: promote more…