U.S., World Leaders To Attend U.N. Climate Summit This Week
News outlets discuss issues surrounding the U.N. Climate Summit, which takes place Tuesday in New York, including a climate-related march and reports released ahead of the meeting.
NPR: All Eyes On Obama, World Leaders At Climate Change Summit
“The forecast calls for picture-perfect weather Tuesday in New York City as world leaders gather to discuss the challenge of a changing climate. More than 120 leaders, including President Obama, are expected to attend the one-day climate summit, sponsored by the United Nations. They’ve been instructed to arrive with ‘bold ideas’ to slow the rise in global temperatures…” (Horsley, 9/22).
USA TODAY: Companies to make climate pledges at U.N. summit
“…Major companies, including Big Oil, will make pledges to help fight global warming by cutting their heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions, protecting the world’s forests, and reducing methane leakage from fossil fuel production…” (Koch, 9/22).
U.S. Department of State: Secretary Kerry Elevates Climate Change at U.N. General Assembly
“Secretary of State John Kerry will participate in several high-level events to reinforce U.S. leadership on climate change action this coming week during the U.N. General Assembly in New York…” (9/21).
Other coverage includes:
Agence France-Presse/GlobalPost: All the people march for climate change (9/21).
The Guardian: Scientists reveal ‘fair system’ for countries to tackle climate change (Vidal, 9/21).
The Guardian: Poor nations’ climate change budget puts health and education funds at risk (Vidal, 9/21).
International Business Times: Oxfam-Sponsored Report Tracks Impact of Extreme Weather Events on Food Security (K, 9/20).
New York Times: Taking a Call for Climate Change to the Streets (Foderaro, 9/21).
Reuters: New York climate march draws hundreds of thousands (Goldberg/Sheriff, 9/21).
Xinhua/GlobalPost: Interview: “Climate change is undermining rights of every child”: UNICEF official (Parker, 9/20).