All posts tagged "climate change"

  • United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, and actor Leonardo DiCaprio. (Instagram screen capture)
    DiCaprio interviews UN chief for environmental documentary

    Star American actor Leonardo DiCaprio has interviewed United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as part of an environmental documentary, according to the international body’s webpage report. The U.N. Instagram webpage on Saturday posted a video and a photo...

    • Posted December 7, 2015
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  • Four Duksung Women's University students pose with award certificates at the Sejong Hotel in Myeong-dong, central Seoul, Oct. 2, after being selected as an excellent team for the UNESCO Climate Change Youth Frontier Initiative. They include Hwang Nam-hee in the first row. Others are, from left in the second row, Park Si-hyun, Lee Han-nah, and Han Ji-hye. The team, named Limited Edition, launched an environmental campaign to promote using environment-friendly materials as cosmetic containers. (Courtesy of Duksung Women's University)
    Duksung University students lauded for climate change campaign

    By Chung Hyun-chae Four students from Duksung Women’s University were chosen as an excellent team for the UNESCO Climate Change Youth Frontier Initiative, a university spokeswoman said Monday. The initiative was a program organized by the Korean...

    • Posted October 13, 2015
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    Pope Francis greeted by Ban Ki-moon before UN Assembly

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a day of both forceful words and eloquent silence, Pope Francis stood before the United Nations on Friday to decry the destruction of the environment through the “selfish and boundless thirst” for...

    • Posted September 25, 2015
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  • Pope Francis reaches for a child from the popemobile that was brought to him, during a parade in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, following a state arrival ceremony hosted by President Barack Obama at the White House. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)
    Pope says addressing climate change ‘can no longer be left to a future generation’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Plunging headlong into the issues of the day, Pope Francis opened his visit to the United States with a strong call for action to combat climate change, calling it a problem that “can no...

    • Posted September 23, 2015
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  • President Park Geun-hye, of South Korea, addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
    $10.2 billion UN climate fund set to back first project in 2016

    SEJONG, Aug. 5 (Yonhap) — The United Nations climate fund is ready to support its first project in 2016 after successfully signing donation agreements with 28 countries and selecting implementing entities, Seoul’s finance ministry said Wednesday. Launched...

    • Posted August 5, 2015
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  • Annick Girardin, French Minister of State for Development and Francophony.
    Korea’s role crucial to fight climate change

    By Kang Hyun-kyung The risk of global warming is so serious that all countries, industrialized and developing, need to join hands in the global campaign to cut emissions, according to a French minister on Friday. Annick Girardin,...

    • Posted May 22, 2015
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  • In this Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 photo, children play in front of chimneys standing at an under- construction coal-fired power plant, partially financed by the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, in Kudgi, India. Despite mounting protests, Japan continues to finance the building of coal-fired power plants with money earmarked for fighting climate change, with two new projects underway in India and Bangladesh, The Associated Press has found. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
    Japan uses $1 billion climate change fund for coal plants in India, Bangladesh

    MUTTAGI, India (AP) — Despite mounting protests, Japan continues to finance the building of coal-fired power plants with money earmarked for fighting climate change, with two new projects underway in India and Bangladesh, The Associated Press has...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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