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Rwandan President calls on public, private sector to work together on climate change

New Yoprk, Sept 25 (IBNS) Addressing the General Assembly on Wednesday at its annual general debate, the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, said the success of the Millennium Development Goals framework illustrated the ongoing strength of international cooperation and called on the public and private sectors to follow a similar method to worked together on climate change. The world must look forward to a future where countries do not have to choose between clean energy and economic growth, he said.

Ban hails 'bold' announcements on tackling climate change as historic UN summit closes

New York, Sept 24 (IBNS) Bold new actions to immediately tackle climate change were announced on Tuesday by Government, business, finance and civil society leaders attending a historic Climate Summit convened by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who has long urged workable solutions based on "clear vision anchored in domestic and multinational actions."

First-ever indigenous peoples' world conference concludes with focus on climate

New York, Sept 24 (IBNS) With climate change taking centre stage at the United Nations, the first ever World Conference on Indigenous Peoples wrapped up on Tuesday with a focus on Mother Earth and the future of the planet.

At summit, UN agencies pledge action to curb climate change

New York, Sept 24 (IBNS) Joining the chorus of Government, businesses, civil society and indigenous leaders at on Tuesday ’s landmark Climate Summit at Headquarters, United Nations agencies pledged action to help curb the effects of climate change and transition towards a sustainable world economy.

Governments, corporations pledge at UN summit to eliminate deforestation by 2030

New York, Sept 24 (IBNS) Dozens of Governments, businesses, civil society and indigenous peoples participating in the United Nations Climate Summit in New York on Tuesday pledged to halve deforestation by 2020 and to end within the following decade.

Mayors at UN climate summit announce pledges towards major carbon cuts in cities

New York, Sept 24 (IBNS) A compact of Mayors from cities around the world announced on Tuesday that they will expand their commitments to scale up climate resilience efforts, energy efficiency programs and resilient financing mechanisms including through an initiative that aims to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 454 megatons by 2020.

Commitment to sustainable transport mobilized at UN Climate Summit

New York, Sept 24 (IBNS) Four global transport initiatives announced at the United Nations Climate Summit on Tuesday aim to put the transport sector on a new track towards a low-carbon future and save trillions of dollars in fuel costs in the process.

Oil, gas industry launches 'immediate-impact' plan to slash global warming emissions

New York, Sept 24 (IBNS) Multinational oil and gas companies, major producing States and over two dozen cities on Tuesday joined forces to slash methane emissions in a partnership that can have an immediate impact in reducing global warming as part of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s strategy to tackle climate change.

At UN summit, plans announced to boost low-carbon, renewable energy in Africa, small islands

New York, Sept 24 (IBNS) A new initiative announced on Tuesday at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York is expected to reduce dependency on fossil fuels in eastern and southern Africa at a time when regional demand for electricity is estimated to at least double over the next quarter century.

Climate Summit: 'All hands on deck' declares Ban, calling for leadership, concrete action

New York, Sept 24 (IBNS) We are not here to talk, we are here to make history, United NationsSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday told world leaders at an "unprecedented and important gathering" that aims to raise ambition, mobilize resources, and generate action towards a universal climate deal.

Ban seeks 'vision, concrete action' from world leaders at UN climate summit

New York, Sept 3 (IBNS) True to his belief that tackling climate change requires “all hands on deck”, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is gathering a new and unique mix of partners at United Nations Headquarters Tuesday – from Government, business, finance and civil society – for a summit aiming to raise ambition, mobilize resources, and generate action towards a universal climate deal.

UN Women, Mary Robinson, to host special climate change event for women leaders

New York, Sept 23 (IBNS) On the eve of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Climate Summit, UN climate envoy Mary Robinson and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the head of UN Women, are gathering with some 130 other women leaders to show their commitment to climate action.

Extreme weather hits Asia, Europe as world leaders gear up for UN climate summit

New York, Sept 23 (IBNS) Heavy rains and flooding devastated parts of the Philippines, France and Italy over the weekend and may be further indications of the ‘new normal’ that the world will have to deal with if no accelerated action is taken to curb global warming, the head of United Nations Disaster Reduction Office said on Monday on the eve of the UN Climate Summit in New York.

Extreme weather hits Asia, Europe as world leaders gear up for UN climate summit

New York, Sept 23 (IBNS) Heavy rains and flooding devastated parts of the Philippines, France and Italy over the weekend and may be further indications of the ‘new normal’ that the world will have to deal with if no accelerated action is taken to curb global warming, the head of United Nations Disaster Reduction Office said on Monday on the eve of the UN Climate Summit in New York.

Extreme weather hits Asia, Europe as world leaders gear up for UN climate summit

New York, Sept 23 (IBNS) Heavy rains and flooding devastated parts of the Philippines, France and Italy over the weekend and may be further indications of the ‘new normal’ that the world will have to deal with if no accelerated action is taken to curb global warming, the head of United Nations Disaster Reduction Office said on Monday on the eve of the UN Climate Summit in New York.