About 805 million people in the world, or one in nine, suffer from hunger, according to a new United Nations report released on 16 September.
How should politicians prioritize between robust economic growth and solving the problem of climate change? A new report reveals an encouraging answer: There’s no need to choose.
Countries have agreed to conclude a new international climate change treaty at the UN climate change meeting in Paris in 2015, with such an agreement to be implemented by 2020. While the UN climate change process has little to show so far in terms of concrete outcomes, there are some recent developments that suggest the Paris climate change meeting could produce an agreement.
There is a sense that change is in the air. That's the pitch for the UN Secretary-General's summit on climate change, taking place next week in New York. With international climate politics approaching a critical point, the UN wants to bolster the world's resolve to do something about climate change. So what's planned, who is going and what's the significance? The Carbon Brief considers six things you might want to know about the summit.
“Climate change has been one of my top priorities since the day I took office in 2007. I said then that if we care about our legacy for succeeding generations, this is the time for decisive global action. I have been pleased to see climate change rise on the political agenda and in the consciousness of people worldwide. But I remain alarmed that governments and businesses have still failed to act at the pace and scale needed,” writes United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Climate change and sustainable development are inextricably linked. It is critical, therefore, that the post-2015 sustainable development agenda fully embeds climate change.
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