Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (second from right, in blue cap) at the People’s Climate March held in New York City, ahead of the Climate Summit on 23 September. Also pictured (from right): Ségolène Royal, Minister for Environment, Sustainable Development and Energy of France; Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City; Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States and Nobel Laureate; UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall. UN Photo / Mark Garten.

UN climate summit successfully activates new stakeholders for the fight against climate change

Organised on the initiative of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the climate change summit gathered together in New York over 100 heads of state and some 800 leaders from business, finance and civil society from around the world. The summit served as platform for financing and emissions reduction commitments, which were announced not only by countries, but also by investors, large companies and cities. At the summit, Finland declared its intention to end the use of coal in electricity production by 2025.

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UN Secretary-General’s summit hopes to speed up climate change negotiations

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is hosting a Climate Summit in New York on 23 September. The summit is not a part of the official UNFCCC climate change negotiation process, but it aims to secure political support for the new global agreement on climate change, which is to be concluded in Paris in December 2015.

Help Find Finland’s Best Biodiversity Input 2013-2014

The best input for the halting the loss of biodiversity is again being looked for in Finland. The National Committee of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature needs your help in finding an individual, organisation or business that has been able to safeguard the vitality of nature and the functioning of ecosystem services in 2013 and 2014 in Finland. The winner will be awarded in December.
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Living and the environment discussed widely in Pori

The SuomiAreena event held in Pori, Finland, in July 2014 brought together 700 speakers and 30,000 guests in more than 150 events. The main themes for this year's event were living and the environment. The Finnish Ministry of the Environment was one of the event's main partners. The video provides pieces of the administration's program during the sunny week in July.