Signing Paris climate pact paves way for early implementation

UNITED NATIONS, April 22, 2016 (Xinhua) -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon(C) declares the conclusion of the High-Level Event for the Signature of the Paris Agreement, at the UN headquarters in New York, April 22, 2016. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

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New Air Conditioner Technology Adopted in Thailand: World Bank and The Montreal Protocol Multilateral Fund Support Climate-Friendly Technology

Bangkok, April 20, 2016 - Today, in partnership with the World Bank Group and the Montreal Protocol Multilateral Fund (MLF), Saijo Denki, a Thailand manufacturer, has launched a new technology for air conditioners that is friendly to the ozone layer and reduces greenhouse gas emissions Read More

La Signature de l’Accord de Paris marque une étape critique pour un avenir durable Climat et durabilité – La vision partagée d’une opportunité pour des milliards de personnes

Bonn / New York, avril 2016. Le nombre record de pays engagés à signer l’accord de Paris à New York le 22 avril annonce la prochaine étape vers l’entrée en vigueur de l’accord et un moment critique de l’effort mondial visant à assurer de …

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Going beyond bottom line

“Sustainable development is the masterful balance of meeting our own needs without jeopardizing future generations’ ability to do the same.”  --“Our common future”   

As mentioned in Genesis 1:28, man was entrusted as stewards of this earth. Financial institutions today are asked to expand their concerns

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Lights off for WWF Earth Hour Famous monuments and skyscrapers in the world's major cities have gone dark to shed a light on climate change. The annual Earth Hour event is set to take place in over 7,000 cities across 24 time zones on Saturday.

Cities around the world turned off their lights for an hour on Saturday as part of the World Wide Fund for Nature's (WWF) annual Earth Hour campaign.

Millions of people have taken part in the 10th annual climate awareness-raising event, which has grown significantly since …

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&#39Resilience can become hallmark of 2015,&#39 says UN disaster risk reduction chief

22 January 2015 – Ten years ago today, world leaders in Hyogo, Japan agreed on a framework to better manage risk and curb the impact of disasters in the wake of the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami &#8211 which claimed some 227,000 lives &#8211 and in …

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South and Central Asia: Joint Statement of the Third U.S. – Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue

Date: 10/29/2014 Description: (L-R) Bangladesh Ambassador Mohammad Ziauddin, Under Secretary Wendy Sherman, Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Md. Shahidul Haque, Assistant Secretary Nisha Biswal - State Dept Image

The governments of the United States and Bangladesh, led respectively by U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman and Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque, convened the third annual Partnership Dialogue on October 28-29, 2014 in Washington, DC. The two leaders highlighted the …

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Secretary’s Remarks: Remarks at the 2014 Frontiers in Development Forum

SECRETARY KERRY: (Applause.) Thank you very much. Eliot, thank you very, very much. I accept the nomination. (Laughter.) It’s wonderful to be here. I give you a lot of credit, Eliot. As someone who represents New York’s 16th District, as someone from the Bronx, thank …

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Secretary’s Remarks: U.S. Vision for Asia-Pacific Engagement

MR. MORRISON: Well, thank you. Aloha. I want to welcome everyone. And for our online audience, and also for the Secretary, I’d like to describe who is here in our audience. We have the mayor of Honolulu, Mayor Caldwell. We have our senator, Mazie Hirono. …

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Press Releases: U.S. Engagement in the 2014 ASEAN Regional Forum

On August 10 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, Secretary of State John Kerry led the United States’ delegation to the 21st Meeting of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), an annual gathering of foreign ministers and senior officials representing 26 countries from Pakistan to the Pacific …

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East Asia and the Pacific: U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting

Today, Secretary Kerry led the United States’ delegation to the U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. The meeting continued 37 years of high-level U.S.-ASEAN engagement since the United States became an ASEAN dialogue partner in 1977. This meeting brought the U.S. Secretary of …

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Speeches: ASEAN and America: Partners for the Future

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Thank you, Phil. I’m glad to be in San Francisco, and with all of you here at the Commonwealth Club.

You’re here today because you understand the importance of Asia to America. This is especially evident in a Pacific Coast state …

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U.S.-China Relations


Chairman Menendez, Ranking Member Corker, Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify today on U.S.-China relations. It is also a great honor to be participating in today’s hearing with one of our nation’s most accomplished diplomats, Ambassador Stapleton Roy – …

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Oceans Roundtable

MS. HARF: Hi everybody. Thank you to everyone for coming today. For those of you who I haven’t met, I’m Marie Harf. I’m the deputy spokesperson here. We’ll be moderating today’s discussion. We have several very distinguished speakers with us: Under Secretary of State for …

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Daily News of 2014-06-05

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EXME 14 / 05.06 DAILY NEWS 05 / 06 / 14 Brussels G7 Summit continues with talks on global economy, trade, energy and development On the second day of the Brussels G7 Summit leaders are continuing their discussions on the
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Remarks by the President at the United States Military Academy Commencement Ceremony

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U.S. Military Academy-West Point
West Point, New York

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THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you so much.  Thank you.  And thank you, General Caslen, for that introduction.  To …

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Remarks of President Barack Obama Graduation Ceremony West Point, New York

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Graduation Ceremony West Point, New York May 28, 2014 As Prepared for Delivery Good morning. Thank you, General Caslen, for that introduction. To General Trainor, General Clarke, and the faculty and staff at West Point you have been outstanding stewards
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