Ban Ki-Moon slams delay on climate finance

‘We have no time to lose,’ the former UN Secretary-General said

Ban Ki-Moon tells UK ‘don’t start fracking’

He has also implored Putin to stop the war in Ukraine, calling for the world to respond to low oil and gas supply with greener energy sources

Ban Ki-moon nominates new UN environment chief

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has nominated Norway’s Erik Solheim as the new Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). He informed the General Assembly following consultations with the chairpersons of the regional groups of Member States. Mr Solheim is currently the Chair of the Development Assistance Committee of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation […]

UN initiative to build climate resilience in most vulnerable countries

A new initiative to build climate resilience in the most vulnerable countries of the world has been launched at COP21 in Paris. The ‘Anticipate, Absorb, Reshape’ scheme was announced by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. It aims to strengthen the ability of nations to anticipate hazards, absorb shocks and reshape development to reduce climate risks. It […]

Huge turnout at Climate March with Emma Thompson

  Organisers reckon tens of thousands of people marched through London on Sunday (21 September 2014) to hear speakers including Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson implore the Government to act on climate change. ELN’s chief reporter Vicky Ellis joined the gathering which is timed to coincide with Ban Ki Moon’s UN Climate Summit in New York this week. […]

Thousands expected for London climate march

Thousands of people are expected to attend a march in London today demanding action on climate change. Oscar-winning British actress Emma Thompson is expected to attend the People’s Climate March, which mirrors one in New York ahead of the United Nation’s Climate Summit on Tuesday (23 September). Comedian and provocateur Russell Brand is also heading […]

Rio+20: “Disappointing” or a new direction?

Last week’s highly anticipated Rio+20 summit where 180 world leaders met to create an action plan for sustainable development has been criticised for holding little “concrete action”. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon (pictured) claimed Rio+20 gave nations a “new direction” at the closing ceremony of the three-day summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He said: […]

Ban Ki Moon praises Scotland’s green energy policy

The UN Secretary General has praised Scotland for its “deep commitment” to sustainable energy. Ban Ki Moon wrote to the Scottish First Minister to invite the country to deepen its international engagement on the sustainable energy agenda. In the letter, the Secretary General acknowledged Scotland is in an “excellent position” to play a strong role […]

Ban Ki-moon hails EU sustainability initiative

A European initiative which aims to give access to electricity to some 500 million people around the world by 2030 has been praised by the United Nations Secretary General. The ‘Sustainable Energy for All’ initiative is a global partnership between governments, the private sector and civil society. By 2030 the initiative aims to ensure universal access to […]

UN calls for international climate fund

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on world leaders to create a multibillion dollar fund to protect vulnerable nations from extreme climate change. Speaking in Dhaka, Mr Ki-moon called for nations to make a pledge at the upcoming COP in Durban for a $100 billion a year fund. James Abbott, a Green Party spokesperson […]