10 January 2016 – Co-Facilitators for the LDC Mid-Term Review Announced

The co-facilitators, who will oversee and direct informal inter-governmental consultations for the Mid-Term Review of the Istanbul Programme of Action have been announced.  Bénédicte Frankinet, the Permanent Representative of Belgium to the United Nations and Jean-Francis Régis Zinsou, the Permanent Representative […]

9 December 2015- COP21efforts advance on reaching climate change agreement

A new stage in the development of a final agreement on climate change to limit global temperature rise to below two degrees Celsius or less has been reached today, according to the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General on Climate Change. “All the […]

6 December 2015 – Vulnerable countries call for increased resources and greater priority in allocation of climate change finance

The world’s poorest and most vulnerable nations should receive half of the international public climate finance and have better access mechanisms in place, according to high-level officials from the group of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) meeting in Paris today. Senior […]

1 December 2015 – Survival of small islands hinges on climate negotiations in Paris

Paris, 1 December 2015 – Small island leaders and development partners met this morning in Paris at a side event organized by UN-OHRLLS on the margins of COP21. Heads of state and government and development partners stressed the need for […]

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 […]