António Guterres

UN Secretary General: Climate Change an "Existential Threat" to Humanity

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Just in case you missed this month’s failed Bonn climate summit (don’t forget the extended session in Bangkok), or the Melbourne Climate Adaption Conference earlier this month, there is plenty of climate action happening now at the R20 World Summit in Austria. Climate change: An ‘existential threat’ to humanity, UN…

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UN Climate Secretariat Releases its First Annual Report

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Listed amongst this year’s achievements is the climate gender action plan and an initiative for technology sharing. UN Climate Change Secretariat Releases First Ever Annual Report May 2nd, 2018 by Joshua S Hill The United Nations Climate Change Secretariat released its first ever annual report this week, outlining key achievements…

UN Appoints Michael Bloomberg as a Climate Envoy

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Michael Bloomberg joins Leonardo DiCaprio and the Angry Birds character “Red” as a UN appointed climate envoy. Video: Michael Bloomberg appointed UN climate envoy Published on 06/03/2018, 9:05am The New York billionaire immediately called on Donald Trump to revise his views on climate change and show he was a “great…

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Canadian Climate Conference: "Cities and Climate Change"

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Edmonton, Canada is hosting an international “Cities and Climate Change” Conference, to give city government officials and politicians a chance to discuss what they would like to do about climate change. Cities will drive action on climate change, Edmonton council told ahead of international conference ‘You’ve renewed my sense of…

Christiana Figueres: Heavy Industry Dragging Down Green Progress

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Paris Agreement Architect and Former UNFCCC head Christiana Figueres is disappointed at the ongoing failure of heavy industry to reduce their dependency on vast amounts of reliable energy. INTERVIEW-Dirty industry undermines push to curb global warming – ex-UN climate chief by Sophie Hares | @SophieHares | Thomson Reuters Foundation Friday,…

Draft UN Climate Report: Poor People Will be Hit Worst

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A draft UN IPCC climate report suggests poor people suffering “multidimensional” poverty will be hit worst by climate change – so lets make everyone rich. Leaked draft summary of UN special report on 1.5C climate goal – in full Published on 13/02/2018, 10:34am Read the draft summary for policymakers of…

UN Embraces Bitcoin Technology For Climate Data Integrity

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The UN wants to embrace Blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin, to improve the integrity of climate data such as carbon credit transactions. UN Supports Blockchain Technology for Climate Action New Climate Chain Coalition Launched, Seeking Members UN Climate Change News, 22 January 2018 – Suppose information important to tackling climate…