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Coal industry 'must change,' U.N. official says

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres told an environmental summit in Poland the coal industry needs to change the way it does business.

Japan lowers carbon dioxide emissions reduction target

TOKYO, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Japan has revised its emissions reduction target.
Philippines pleas for action on climate change

Philippines pleas for action on climate change

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Amid the devastating destruction of Typhoon Haiyan, the Philippines has called for immediate action on climate change.

U.N. official: Australian bushfires a climate change warning

CANBERRA, Australia, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The United Nations climate chief called for action on climate change to avoid disasters such as the bush fires in New South Wales, Australia.

U.N. climate change conference in Bonn adjourns

BONN, Germany, June 14 (UPI) -- Delegates to the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, say they made progress toward reaching a new universal climate change agreement.

U.N. touts climate change talks progress

BANGKOK, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The United Nations said progress was made at the latest climate talks in Bangkok, Thailand.

U.N. starts climate change strategy site

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- A new United Nations online database showcases successful strategies by U.S. and world businesses and communities to adapt to climate change, officials said.

U.N.: Canada has obligations despite Kyoto

BONN, Germany, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Canada has a moral obligation to lead efforts to control greenhouse gas emissions regardless of its commitment to the Kyoto Protocol, a U.N. official said.

Europe looks to extend Kyoto commitments

BRUSSELS, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A European environment committee passed a resolution to extend its commitment to the Kyoto Protocol on climate issues beyond 2012.
Get moving on climate plans, U.N. says

Get moving on climate plans, U.N. says

DURBAN, South Africa, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- World governments are expected to take significant steps toward building an effective mechanism to address climate change, a U.N. official said in South Africa.
U.N. wants climate action not words

U.N. wants climate action not words

BONN, Germany, June 7 (UPI) -- It's high time world leaders mobilize their efforts to keep challenges brought on by climate change in check, a U.N. official said from Germany.
Green economy needs boost, U.N. says

Green economy needs boost, U.N. says

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, May 10 (UPI) -- Industrialized nations need to make renewable energy a more attractive option to keep climate change in check, a U.N. report from Abu Dhabi says.

U.N. 'green fund' gains momentum

BONN, Germany, April 18 (UPI) -- By supporting the development of a global green energy fund, world leaders have shown their commitment to tackling climate change, an official said in Germany.

U.N.: Climate change needs global solution

BANGKOK, April 8 (UPI) -- Tackling climate change isn't a problem that individual countries should try to address by themselves, a U.N. climate change official said in Thailand.

U.N. presses for action on climate

TOKYO, March 2 (UPI) -- World governments are called on to implement agreements reached at last year's climate conference in Mexico, a U.N. official said in Japan.
U.N. presses Latin American on forestry

U.N. presses Latin American on forestry

MADRID, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Countries in Latin America need to draft measures that protect their forests in line with environment agreements reached in Cancun, a U.N. official said.
Get to work on Cancun, U.N. says

Get to work on Cancun, U.N. says

BONN, Switzerland, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Agreements reached at the December climate conference in Mexico were a good first step, though more work is needed, a U.N. official said.
Cancun needs balance for success

Cancun needs balance for success

BONN, Germany, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- A sustained commitment to tackling climate change is needed to usher in a sea change in political, economic and social thought, a U.N. official said in Germany.

Expectations low for U.N. climate talks

TIANJIN, China, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The U.N. climate chief is hoping for "step by step" progress as diplomats gather for a key conference in China.
U.N. climate czar issues call to action

U.N. climate czar issues call to action

BONN, Germany, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The international community must take firm measures to overcome the potential effects of climate change, a U.N. official told delegates in Germany.

U.N. climate chief wants to build bridges

BONN, Germany, May 18 (UPI) -- Christiana Figueres of Costa Rica is the new U.N. climate protection chief.
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