If approached correctly, climate change could be an opportunity for the global economy, UN climate chief Christiana Figueres told DW.
Pope Francis has hosted mayors from some the largest cities in the world at a Vatican conference designed to combat climate change and human trafficking. Comprehensive climate talks are scheduled for December in Paris.
The leaders of Brazil and the US have pledged to work towards visa-free travel and increased use of renewable energy. Brazil's Dilma Rousseff labeled the talks a "relaunch" of relations following the NSA spying scandal.
Scientists say human wellbeing is linked to the heath of our planet in ways we are only beginning to understand. Calls are growing for different disciplines to work together for a more integrated approach to both.
As world leaders meet at the UN's third global conference on financing for development in Addis Ababa, Eva Hanfstängl of Bread for the World says rich countries must do more to finance Sustainable Development Goals.