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oon3In the latest edition of the United Nations report on the organization’s greenhouse gas emissions, the world body announced that it emitted two million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent in 2015 and that a total of 28 UN system entities took systematic approaches to improve their environmental performance, all part of its commitment to become climate neutral by 2020.

marrakech cop22 01The United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as ‘COP 22,’ opened today in Marrakech, Morocco, just days after the entry into force of the landmark Paris Agreement which has now been ratified by 100 countries. “This conference comes within a climate of hope and of legitimate aspirations for all of humanity,” said the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Morocco, Salaheddine Mezouar.

climate parisAs the Paris Agreement on climate change enters into force, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for the same determination going forward to implement the Agreement as well as to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

10 11The 10th session of the UNESCO/ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme for young specialists from developing countries and countries in transition has been successfully implemented from 3rd to 28th of October 2016 according to the strategy and objectives of the approved Terms of Reference 2016.

global enegry engOn October 27th in the framework of “Open innovations” forum the winner of the second All-Russian competition of implemented innovative projects in the field of energy “The Energy of Breakthrough” Mikhail Chernetskiy will be awarded.

Mikhail is a senior research fellow at The Institute of Thermal Physics under the Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences.

17goals2The conditions for the entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change were met on 5 October, when several EU countries deposited their instruments of ratification, thus crossing the threshold of 55 countries, representing 55 percent of global emissions, that will trigger its implementation.

As of today, 74 Parties covering more than 58 per cent of Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions have ratified this landmark document, which will become fully operational on 4 November.

ban ki moon21United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today that the Paris Agreement on climate change signed by world leaders this past April is set to enter into force on 4 November, as enough countries have signed onto the landmark accord to bring it to the emissions threshold that will trigger its implementation.

“This is a momentous occasion,” said Mr. Ban as the latest instruments of ratification were accepted in deposit.

IndiaParisRatificationIndia today ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, bringing the treaty's entry into force "tantalisingly" close.

“The country is embarking on a sustainable development pathway. Prime Minister [Narendra] Modi calls it 'development without destruction,'” UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said after witnessing India becoming the 62nd country to deposit a legal instrument of ratification for the climate pact during a commemorative event on the International Day of Non-Violence.