Category: Climate Change

Patricia Espinosa addresses the Press Briefing (Embargoed until 30 May, 3pm EDT) on the Report of the High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.


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    · Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning and ex officio member of the High-level Panel;  Betty Maina, Kenya; Patricia Espinosa, Mexico; Mr. John Podesta, High-level Panel member. 0

Mexican diplomat to head UN climate body

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Patricia Espinosa Cantalleno of Mexico as executive secretary of the UN’s top climate body. Ms. Espinosa Cantellano succeeds Christiana Figueres of Costa Rica. Patricia Espinosa Cantalleno has...

Climate change is pushing Fulani herdsmen into southern Nigeria, leading to deadly disputes with local farmers. (Image credit: Jeremy Weate, flickr/Creative Commons) 0

Climate change is destabilising Nigeria

Climate change is gradually forcing nomadic Fulani shepherds further into southern Nigeria as they search for new pastures. Deadly clashes with local farmers are destabilising the country. Anne Gonschorek reports from Cape Town. It...

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IPCC to focus on cities

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change intends to pay special attention to the impact of climate change on cities and in particular on the challenges and opportunities for urban mitigation and adaption. The Intergovernmental...

Climate change is resulting in drier winters and hotter systems, increasing the danger of wildfires. (Image credit: jcookfisher, flickr/Creative Commons) 0

Climate change fuels wildfires

The American mid and southwest is burning more frequently and for longer. At one time, wildfires were a seasonal occurrence, but now they’re burning all year long. Climate change is a major reason behind...