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16 08 2022 | 22:25

Simon Stiell Appointed New UNFCCC Executive Secretary

(Bonn, 15 August 2022) UN Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Simon Stiell as the new Executive Secretary of the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat based in Bonn, Germany. The…

04 08 2022 | 18:37

WHO launches appeal to respond to urgent health needs in the greater Horn of Africa

Millions of lives are in peril, including children. US$ 123.7 million is needed for the health agency’s response until December 2022. The health and lives of people in the greater Horn of Africa…

01 08 2022 | 19:50

Registration Opens for Africa Climate Week 2022

UN Climate Change News, 1 August 2022 – Registration is now open for this year’s Africa Climate Week (ACW 2022), to be held from 29 August to 2 September in Libreville, Gabon.

31 07 2022 | 23:54

UN’s global climate investor roadshow kicks-off in Africa

Ahead of COP27 in November 2022, the incoming Egyptian Presidency of COP27, the United Nations Regional Commissions, and the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions for COP26 and COP27 are jointly…

25 07 2022 | 20:36

LACCW 2022 Builds Crucial Regional Momentum for Climate Action ahead of COP27

UN Climate Change News, This year’s Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW 2022) in Santo Domingo wrapped up today, having helped build crucial regional momentum in the fight against climate…

20 07 2022 | 16:53

LAC Climate Week 2022 Opens with Strong Calls for Action

UN Climate Change News, 19 July 2022 – The public-facing segment of this year’s Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW 2022) opened in Santo Domingo today with strong calls for regional…

12 07 2022 | 19:49

The results are in ♻️ 😲

A couple of months ago 250,000 people came together to take part in the biggest ever investigation into household plastic. Now we can finally reveal the investigation results – and they are …

06 07 2022 | 18:55

EREF’s comment on European Parliament’s vote concerning the Delegated Act on green Taxonomy

Brussels, 6 July 2022 This is a very sad day for clear rules on financing under sustainability criteria. Nuclear and fossil gas lobby interests won over sound sustainability rules for green…

05 07 2022 | 06:57

Child marriage on the rise in Horn of Africa as drought crisis intensifies

NAIROBI, 29 June 2022 - Girls as young as twelve are being forced into child marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) at “alarming rates” in the Horn of Africa, as the most severe drought in…

03 07 2022 | 21:55

Blue ocean, healthy planet - Day 4 Roundup of UN Ocean Conference

The fourth day of the UN Ocean Conference continues to unlock opportunities and pave the way for a new chapter of global ocean action.

03 07 2022 | 21:47

Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week Set to Advance Climate Action in the Region

In less than a month, Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW 2022) will open in Santo Domingo, marking a return to in-person climate weeks in the region.  Climate Week sessions will…

28 06 2022 | 19:16

UNDP launches Ocean Promise

Commits to support recovery of nearly $1 trillion in annual socioeconomic losses caused by ocean mismanagement