23 September 2014 – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is hosting Climate Summit to address the climate change and advance climate action.  The representatives of more than 125 governments, leaders of the highest levels, as well as finance, business and civil society leaders are expected to gather in the Headquarters of the UN in New York to reach a new global climate agreement.

23 September 2014 – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is hosting Climate Summit to address the climate change and advance climate action.  The representatives of more than 125 governments, leaders of the highest levels, as well as finance, business and civil society leaders are expected to gather in the Headquarters of the UN in New York to reach a new global climate agreement.

“There is no time to lose. If we do not take action now, we will have to pay more. There is no “Plan B” for action as there is no “Planet B”, - said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon during the #PeoplesClimate March in New York on 21 September 2014.

Climate change impact is overwhelming and has very real consequences on peoples lives all over the world as is disproportionally affecting the most vulnerable people, especially women, children and their livelihoods. Rising temperature, higher risks of flooding, shortage of clear water availability and growing threats of hunger are only some of the climate impacts that every day put hundreds of millions of people at risk. As climate change effect everyone and everywhere more than 300,000 activists gathered on Sunday, 21 September on the People’s Climate March through New York to express a strong message to world leaders and call for more active action on the climate change. More information    http://peoplesclimate.org/ or  https://www.facebook.com/peoplesclimatemarch

Because the global CO2 emissions has recently broke the record, the issue of cutting carbon emissions is one of the key questions on Climate Summit agenda. According to new scientific reports, the world pumped an estimated 36.1 billion tonns of carbon dioxide into the air in 2013 by burning coal, oil and gas. That is 2.3 per cent more than in 2012 and means that emissions averaged to 2.9 million kilograms of carbon dioxide put in the air every second.

 

“We can no longer afford to burn our way to prosperity” underlined Secretary-General.  The participants of Climate Summit will discuss the ways to improve the quality of contemporary growth as it is vital to find the new global approach to economic development and to achieve lower carbon emissions and economic growth at the same time. One of the smart ways to better grows and better climate is moving to the low-carbon economy that can improve the quality of grows including clearer air, better health and new jobs. The outlook on the low-carbon economy was presented by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate the week before Climate Summit.

 

For more information about Climate Summit visit  http://www.un.org/climatechange/summit/

More information about law-carbon economy  http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?menu=1448

Additional information about the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate report  http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=48732#.VBvbHPmSzwE

Watch experts’ interviews on climate change  http://www.un.org/climatechange/summit/2014/06/why-should-you-care-about-climate-change-2/

 

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