Paris is due to host the UN Climate Conference from 30th November to 11th December. Global 3000 looks at the goals of the summit and the impact that climate change is already having on our planet.
From California to Cape Town, from Oslo to the Solomon Islands — local and regional leaders around the world are stepping up their game to fight climate change. Cities will be decisive in limiting global warming.
At the UN climate conference in Bonn, an alliance of 19 countries pledged to rapidly phase out coal in the coming years. Germany has not joined the group, even though the reasons for abandoning coal are growing.
Island nations of the world, unite! The UN climate conference in Bonn symbolizes cooperation between those responsible for climate change and its victims, says Klaus Töpfer, former head of the UN environment program.
Researchers estimate that global carbon dioxide emissions will rise around 2 percent in 2017, making it the first increase in three years. Experts warned that "time is running out" to limit the effects of climate change.
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