18 November 2015-New UN report cites huge positive policy potential to cut greenhouse gas emissions

A new report packed with best practice climate policies from across the world was released today by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), revealing a wealth of existing opportunities to immediately scale up reductions in greenhouse gas […]

1 October 2015 – Unlocking potential of least developed countries must be litmus test of Global Goals – Ban

  1 October 2015 – The world’s poorest nations not only face vast challenges, they represent enormous reservoirs of untapped potential, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated today, adding that unlocking this potential will be the litmus test of the new global […]

3 August 2015 – Consensus reached on new Sustainable Development Agenda to be adopted by world leaders in September

Ambitious new agenda would end poverty by 2030 and universally promote shared economic prosperity, social development and environmental protection The 193 Member States of the United Nations reached agreement today on the outcome document that will constitute the new sustainable […]

30 July 2015 – Partnerships can help small islands overcome ‘unique vulnerabilities,’ Ban tells Security Council

30 July 2015 – The global challenges facing the small island developing States (SIDS) are the international community’s collective responsibility, today stated the top United Nations official at the Security Council. “Combatting climate change, promoting sustainable development and addressing the […]

16 July 2015 – ‘historic’ agreement reached on financing for new UN sustainable development agenda

Countries agreed today on a series of bold measures to overhaul global finance practices and generate investments for tackling a range of economic, social and environmental challenges at the United Nations Third International Conference on Financing for Development, being held […]