Earth Hour: UN to go dark globally, raising awareness on energy consumption, climate change impacts

It will be “lights out” for the United Nations later this evening as the Organization shuts off the lights at its iconic Headquarters complex in New York and other facilities around the world in observance of “Earth Hour,” an annual global event raising awareness about the need to take action on climate change and promoting sustainable energy consumption. Read more          ...

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Visit to Greenland provides UN chief first-hand look at impacts of climate change

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon saw first-hand the impacts of climate change during a visit today to Greenland, where the melting of ice sheets is accelerating. Together with the Prime Minister of Denmark, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, and the Prime Minister of Greenland, Aleqa Hammond, the Secretary-General spent the morning in the town of Uummannaq, which is several hundred kilometres above the Arctic Circle. Read more    ...

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On World Meteorological Day, UN rallies youth to take on climate change

Seeking to increase awareness among young people about climate change and mobilize them as champions for action, the United Nations is marking this year’s World Meteorological Day with a call for more young people – especially women – to become meteorologists,  a profession which makes a vital contribution to the safety and well-being of society. Read...

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World Meteorological Day Focuses on Youth – March 23

Weather and Climate: Engaging Youth is the theme of World Meteorological Day 2014, seeking to increase awareness among young people about climate change and mobilize them as champions for action. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is also using the 23 March occasion as a rallying call for more young people – especially women – to become meteorologists: a profession which makes a vital contribution to the safety and well-being of society. Read more     ...

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