COP23 conference gets green certification

The UN’s COP23 Climate Conference has been awarded a certification for being a sustainable event. The conference in Bonn, Germany received the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) certificate after it was judged to have been organised, managed and ran in an environmentally-friendly way. It was recognised for comprehensive waste avoidance and separation, climate-friendly catering, climate-neutral […]

New alliance to drive faster climate action on transport

A new alliance to push for faster climate action on transport has been launched. Members of the Transport Decarbonisation Alliance, which was announced at the UN COP23 conference, will also strive to bring greater co-ordination between national, local and corporate action. It has been initiated by France, Portugal, the Netherlands and Costa Rica. According to […]

Regional governments commit to meeting WHO air quality standards

A total of 10 regional governments across the world have committed to meeting the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) air quality standards. The regions, representing more than 3,000 municipalities from eight countries, have joined the BreatheLife campaign and are implementing 100 key measures to mitigate air pollution. That includes developing sustainable mobility and transportation policies, vehicle […]

New initiative to protect small islands from climate change

A new initiative to protect people living in small island developing states from the health impacts of climate change has been launched. The World Health Organisation (WHO), in collaboration with the UN and the COP23 Fijian Presidency, said the vision is to have health systems that are resilient to climate change by 2030. They also […]

COP23 aims for climate neutrality

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn aims to become fully climate neutral and is looking at different aspects of sustainability. The lion’s share of greenhouse gas emissions comes from long distance air travel with most delegates travelling from abroad. Further sources of emissions are from hotel overnight stays and the associated use of […]

MEPs call for higher EU climate goals

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are urging the EU to ratchet up its climate goals. In a resolution put to vote this week, ahead of the UN’s COP23 meeting in Bonn next month, they called on the EU to set out a mid-century zero emissions strategy by 2018 in line with the aims of […]

UN seeks partners to reduce COP23 environmental footprint

The UN is seeking to establish partnerships in a number of areas, including sustainability, for the COP23 climate conference. The climate change secretariat is inviting stakeholders, including the private sector, in support of the upcoming conference to be held in Bonn, Germany, from 6th to 17th November 2017. Thousands of government delegates and leaders from […]