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UN Chief calls on world leaders to "usher in new era of climate actions"

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The UN Secretary-General has called on world leaders to "usher in a new era of climate actions" to help reverse the acceleration towards global warming. Ban Ki-moon made his remarks to heads of state and government, and other leaders at a meeting he co-hosted with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government. During the Abu Dhabi [...]

4 May 2014 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Flying still safest way to travel

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Flying is still the safest way to travel according to an annual report released by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The number of fatal accidents involving scheduled commercial operations remained steady at nine during 2013, with total fatalities down to 173. That is compared to 388 in 2012 – a 55 per cent decrease. [...]

4 May 2014 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Abu Dhabi Ascent builds momentum ahead of UN Climate Summit

Listen / Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) meets with Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of State and Special Envoy for Energy and Climate Change of the United Arab Emirates. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

Leaders in government, business, finance and civil society from around the world are in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to debate practical solutions to reducing greenhouse gases and enhancing resilience to climate change. The high-level meeting named Abu Dhabi Ascent after its host city aims to generate momentum ahead of the UN Climate Summit in [...]

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