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Sustainable Development Goals to Follow Millennium Development Goals

Under the auspices of the UN, a new global sustainability initiative is taking shape. With the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) having wrapped up its work on September 20th and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set to expire in 2015, political leaders and policy makers are crafting a new development framework based on sustainability. […]Read More

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UN, World Bank, IEA Gear Up to Achieve Sustainable Energy

Concerted, determined action is needed in order to realize the aims of the UN Secretary General's "Sustainable Energy for All" initiative. Despite increasing deployment of renewable energy systems, gains in energy efficiency and greater access to electricity and modern energy services, billions more needs to be invested annually if global society is to continue to improve living standards and conditions while avoiding the worst effects of climate change.Read More

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UN Zooms In On Water Security and its Role in

The cross-cutting and mutually reinforcing social and environmental benefits of assuring equitable access to safe, clean, sustainable supplies of water have long been recognized as central to building and maintaining healthy societies and assuring environmental health and integrity. In a warming world experiencing ever-increasing greenhouse gas emissions and environmental degradation, water security has taken on […]Read More

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The State of Climate Change Negotiations at COP 17

Although progress seems unlikely at COP 17, failure is not an option. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is warning participants at the deadlocked climate talks about the importance of finding solutions. “It would be difficult to overstate the gravity of this moment,” Ban said “Without exaggeration, we can say: the future of our planet is […]Read More

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UNFCCC Chief Figueres Urges Nations to Step Up Their Commitments

When Christiana Figueres took over the reigns as Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), she emphasized lowered expectations for the COP16 climate talks. In comments made last summer, Figueres predicted that a full and binding climate treaty, if ever reached, would “certainly not happen in my lifetime” Now that […]Read More

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Presses for Progress in Cancun and

Opening remarks at a December 7 press briefing at the COP16 climate conference in Cancun by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon When I became Secretary-General, I made climate change one of my top priorities. The reason is simple. Climate change affects everything the UN does – peace and security, development, and human rights. We cannot sustain gains […]Read More