26 Feb

2017 Was Hottest Year on Record for World’s Oceans

The year 2017 was the hottest year ever recorded for the world’s oceans, according to a study by the Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IAP CAS). The study shows that ocean warming in 2017 has occurred in most parts of the world, even though the Atlantic and the oceans of the southern […]

21 Feb

Banks Steer European Shipping towards Low Carbon

UN Climate Change News, 21 February 2018 – Efforts to green the European shipping industry have received a boost this week, with two major banks pledging to fund €300 million worth of clean tech investments in ships over the next three years. The Dutch bank ING and the European Investment Bank (EIB) will each contribute €150 […]

14 Feb

Governments Must Tax Dirty Energy – OECD

UN Climate Change News, 14 February 2018 – Taxes are effective at cutting harmful greenhouse emissions from energy use, but taxation applied by major economies to CO2 emissions is not enough to fight climate change, say experts with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in the report Taxing Energy Use 2018 published today. The report describes […]

02 Feb

Urban Wetlands Are Important for Climate Protection

UN Climate Change News, 2 February 2018 – From mangrove forests to coral reefs on the coast, to peatlands to floodplains inland, wetlands play a crucial role in the fight against climate change and help make urban areas more sustainable. On 2 February, we celebrate World Wetlands Day. As societies implement the Paris Agreement to keep […]