Report: “Urgent Action on Climate Adaptation needed”

Adaptation

An international commission that is focused on climate Adaptation and is led by Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations, Bill Gates, Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Kristalina Georgieva, CEO, World Bank, has just published a new report that calls for urgent action on climate. Who wrote it? The Global … Read moreReport: “Urgent Action on Climate Adaptation needed”

What is in the latest UN Emissions Gap Report 2018? – #emissionsGap

emissions

Next Sunday on 2nd December 2018 the next UN Climate Change conference starts. It runs from 2-14 Dec in Katowice, Poland. This is the international body that pulled together what is commonly referred to as the Paris Agreement, and so this conference is all part of that roadmap. As input for this conference, the UN 2018 … Read moreWhat is in the latest UN Emissions Gap Report 2018? – #emissionsGap

Has the UN Special Report into 1.5C been leaked? #SR15

1.5C

Regarding the “leak” of the UN Special Report into 1.5C, er no, it is not really a leak. Various media outlets have published an article regarding this “Leaked” copy of the UN’s special report into limiting global warming to 1.5C. This is officially supposed to be issued later this year and hence a review draft … Read moreHas the UN Special Report into 1.5C been leaked? #SR15

The UN Human Rights Council is seriously flawed

With a Hat Tip to UN Watch, I’d like to introduce you to some of the 2017 members of the U.N. Human Rights Council. The background context here is that nations are selected to sit on this council for a period of three years, and a total of 47 nations have a seat. Who are some … Read moreThe UN Human Rights Council is seriously flawed

UN Human Rights – Making the Poachers the Gamekeepers

The United Nations has a Human Rights council, but of course you knew that. If you check out their site, there they lay out what they are there for in very plain terms … The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system made up of 47 States responsible for the promotion and … Read moreUN Human Rights – Making the Poachers the Gamekeepers

How Saudi Arabia successfully blackmailed the UN

This is a story from last June, so it is not a new event. I would however like to highlight it because it is an important issue, and I’m also prompted to write about it because right now the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly is taking place. Back last June Ban Ki-Moon stood up … Read moreHow Saudi Arabia successfully blackmailed the UN