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UN Climate Chief Urges Radical Clean-Up Of Oil, Gas Industry

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green

(Corrects paragraph 11 to "trillion tonnes" from "billion tonnes") * Figueres says three quarters of reserves may have to stay in gro...

UN Climate Chief Urges Renewable Energy At International Investor Summit

AP | By EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 03.18.2014 | Green

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. climate chief urged investors Wednesday to move out of high-carbon assets like oil and coal and into assets promoting...

UN Climate Chief Reacts To Obama's Plan

Reuters | Posted 08.27.2013 | Green

By Daren Butler ISTANBUL, June 27 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's new pledges on curbing carbon emissions drew a cautious welcome...

Amid Bickering Governments, UN Climate Chief Turns To Business Leaders

AP | KARL RITTER | Posted 04.22.2012 | Green

STOCKHOLM (AP) — As governments bicker over who should do what to slow the pace of global warming, the U.N.'s climate chief is increasingly looking ...

UN Climate Chief: World Leaders Must Step Into Negotiations

AP | By ARTHUR MAX | Posted 08.17.2011 | Green

BONN, Germany -- World political leaders must step into climate negotiations in the next few months to unlock disputes over reducing greenhouse gas em...

U.N. Chief: U.S. A 'Very Serious Hand Brake' On World Climate Change Efforts

AP | By CHARLES J. HANLEY | Posted 07.13.2011 | Green

NEW YORK -- Washington's inaction on climate legislation is a "very serious hand brake" on world efforts to combat global warming, the U.N. climate ch...

U.N. Climate Chief: Extreme Catastrophes Have Renewed Urgency To Fight Climate Change

AP | TINI TRAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BEIJING — The United Nations' climate chief on Friday urged countries to be flexible in order to make progress at weeklong climate talks in Chin...

UN Picks New Climate Chief: Christiana Figueres, Costa Rican Diplomat, Chosen To Fill Role

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

UNITED NATIONS — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday appointed Christiana Figueres of Costa Rica as the new U.N. climate chief. She is an ex...

Yvo de Boer: Climate Change Treaty Unlikely This Year

AP | JIM GOMEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BALI, Indonesia — Industrialized and developing countries are not likely to reach a treaty this year on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, which ...

UN Climate Chief Praises "Night-To-Day Change" In US Policy

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TOKYO — The U.N. climate chief praised President Barack Obama's pledge to tackle global warming and expressed hope Friday that the U.S. policy s...

UN Climate Chief Seeks Obama Input In December Talks

The Age | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The UN climate chief said Wednesday he was "very encouraged" by Barack Obama's stance on global warming, and said he hoped the US president-elect woul...