Singapore’s biggest green business initiative celebrates 10 years [Press Release]

April 7, 2016 by  
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Singapore, 1 April 2016 – Japanese electronic multinational Ricoh Asia Pacific today kicked off the 10th anniversary of its Eco Action Day initiative with a call for organisations and individuals to pledge positive actions for the environment in Singapore.

Eco Action Day is Singapore’s largest and longest-running business-led environmental initiative held in conjunction with the United Nations Environment Programme’s World Environment Day (WED), which is celebrated on June 5 every year.

In light of the historic Paris Agreement which was successfully negotiated by 195 global leaders at the United Nations climate conference – widely known as COP21 – in the French capital last December, this year’s Eco Action Day will focus on Singapore’s efforts to mitigate climate change. Read more

Climate Funding Announcements Pre-COP and During COP Showcased on Web

December 9, 2015 by  
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The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has compiled recent and current announcements of climate funding on its web site alongside a simple graphic.

Link: http://newsroom.unfccc.int/financial-flows/list-of-recent-climate-funding-announcements/

The graphic is also available at http://climatefundingsnapshot.com/

The list is based on announcements that the UNFCCC has received from governments, development banks, the private sector and other partners, noticed in media reports and others gathered from public sources.

The information is neither totally comprehensive nor does it attempt to total the funding amounts concerned or address issues of methodology.

Countries have together what it takes for more and better climate action worldwide

November 30, 2015 by  
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This article is contributed by Jovin Hurry, who is reporting from Paris.

The UNFCCC Secretariat has launched a New Interactive Guide, which helps to explain the climate change regime and its intergovernmental process to a wide audience, ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris.

By providing the ‘big picture’ with interactive graphics, the Guide tries to explain the why, what and how, for e.g. why countries came together to combat climate change, what issues are covered by the UNFCCC and its Kyoto Protocol, and how the intergovernmental negotiation process works. Read more

COP21: What is it all about?

November 30, 2015 by  
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This article is contributed by Jovin Hurry, who is reporting from Paris.

What is happening?

This December 2015 in Paris, France will be chairing the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11).

What is COP and CMP?

The Conference of the Parties (COP) was created during the adoption of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 1992. It is the supreme body of the Convention, bringing together all Parties: the 195 countries that have ratified the Convention and the European Union. It convenes every year to review the Convention’s application, adopt decisions which further formulate the rules set out, and negotiate new commitments. Read more

Singapore Compact for Corporate Social Responsibility is now Global Compact Network Singapore [Press Release]

June 19, 2015 by  
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1. Singapore Compact for Corporate Social Responsibility, the national society promoting sustainable development for businesses and stakeholders, will be renamed ‘Global Compact Network Singapore’ (the Compact) to reflect the strengthening of ties with the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC).

2. The UNGC is a United Nations voluntary initiative formed in 2000 to encourage businesses to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies. These policies are aligned with the UNGC’s 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. With over 12,000 corporate participants and other stakeholders from over 145 countries, the UNGC is the largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative in the world. Read more

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