Bicycle projects can earn saleable carbon credits

Transportation of urban passengers is said to have accounted for 7% of global emissions in 2015

UN: 39 of its agencies achieve climate neutrality

A total of 39 UN agencies and entities achieved climate neutral status last year. That’s according to the latest edition of its report, which showcases UN entities that are making an effort to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and improve their overall environmental performance. The 39 agencies implemented a range of sustainable and energy efficiency […]

New portal showcases global climate action

A new portal to increase the visibility of climate action by cities, regions, businesses and investors has been launched by the Government of Peru. Developed with support from the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), it aims to demonstrate strategic action being taken by non-state actors either individually or as part of co-operative initiatives. […]

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 […]

Germany seeks carbon credits to offset official travel

Germany has launched a tender process to buy more than 235,000 credits to offset last year’s carbon emissions from business travel. The government is compensating for the climate footprint of all its official travel through UN-certified carbon offsets, according to the UN Framework for Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The tender process is open until […]

Blockchain technology ‘could boost climate action’

A new technology called blockchain could play a major role in tackling climate change. That’s the view of experts at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), who believe the technology could be used in a number of different ways. Blockchain is a distributed database that is continuously updated and verified by its users, […]

Michael Bloomberg pledges to pay US share of Paris climate funding

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has pledged to pay around $15 million (£11.6m) to cover America’s financial commitment to the Paris climate deal. The billionaire’s charitable organisation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, will provide the funding Mr Bloomberg says the UN will lose because of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out from the landmark Paris […]

Uzbekistan submits new climate action plan to UN

Uzbekistan has submitted its new climate action plan to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) means there is “near universal participation” of countries in the Paris climate agreement. This takes the number of nations having formally submitted their INDCs to the UN to 163. UNFCCC Executive Secretary […]

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 […]

Global warming health risks on the rise, warns UN

Health risks caused by climate change are on the rise across the world, especially in vulnerable populations. That’s according to a new report from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which suggests a co-ordinated international response could help prevent some of its worst impacts. The report highlights how certain groups have higher […]