Bridging the energy divide The World Bank, September 9, 2015. Image credit: geralt A major factor in this momentum is Sustainable Energy for All, an initiative set up after Rio+20, the UN’s 2012 Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro. The SE4All initiative has high-level leadership and strong political support. Co-led and chaired by UN Secretary […]
Inspiring Examples of Energy Efficiency in Cities Raising Ambition to Cut Emissions United Nations Climate Change Newsroom, May 29, 2015. Image credit: geralt Cities account for 70 per cent of global energy use and for 40 to 50 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Urban areas are projected to grow rapidly over the coming […]
UN climate negotiations opening in Lima on Monday have the best chance in a generation of striking a deal on global warming, diplomats say. After a 20-year standoff, diplomats and longtime observers of the talks say there is rising optimism that negotiators will be able to secure a deal that will commit all countries to take action against climate change.
There’s a disjoint between the emissions cuts countries say they’re going to make and what needs to be done to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, according to the latest annual update to the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Emissions Gap report.