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09 11 2021 | 14:14

Why Australia is accused of cheating during climate talks – video

The Morrison government often claims that it 'meets and beats' its carbon emissions reduction targets. Those targets - first set during a major climate convention in Kyoto back in 1997 - actually…

01 11 2021 | 16:24

UN Secretary-General: COP26 Must Keep 1.5 Degrees Celsius Goal Alive

See statement by UN Secretary-General António Guterres at COP26 World Leaders Summit below: Dear Prime Minister Boris Johnson, I want to thank you and COP President Alok Sharma for your hospitality…

02 09 2021 | 08:16

Leaded petrol finally eliminated as Algeria stops production

SA, like most of Sub-Saharan Africa, stopped using leaded petrol in 2006 Leaded petrol, a staple of motoring for nearly a century but blamed for more than 1-million premature deaths annually, has…

09 08 2021 | 13:44

UN Climate Change Welcomes IPCC’s Summary for Policy Makers on the Physical Science Basis of Climate Change

Statement on the Working Group I contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sixth assessment report, entitled Climate Change 2021: the Physical Science Basis

09 08 2021 | 11:14

UN Secretary-General statement on the IPCC Working Group 1 Report

Today’s IPCC Working Group 1 Report is a code red for humanity. The alarm bells are deafening, and the evidence is irrefutable: greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel burning and deforestation are…

17 07 2021 | 13:35

Draft UN biodiversity agreement lacks ambitious and urgency, say WWF

'Urgent policy action needed'; UN publishes first draft of global agreement aimed at addressing the nature crisis. The draft plan has been released yesterday (12 July) by the UN Convention on…

06 07 2021 | 12:52

UN: Asia-Pacific Climate Week 2021 Kicks Off

UN Climate Change News, 6 July 2021 – The Virtual Thematic Sessions of Asia-Pacific Climate Week 2021 (APCW 2021) kicked off today. APCW 2021 will be held from 6 to 9 July and is hosted by the…

16 06 2021 | 10:00

UN: Halving Emissions by 2030 is New Normal - Race To zero Anniversary

Over 4,500 non-state actors from across the global economy have committed to halving emissions by 2030, joining the UN-backed Race to Zero campaign. These actors from over 92 countries recognise the…

16 06 2021 | 08:54

World’s soils ‘under great pressure’, says UN pollution report.

Soils provide 95% of all food but are damaged by industrial, farming, mining and urban pollution. The world’s soils, which provide 95% of humanity’s food, are “under great pressure”, according to a…

14 06 2021 | 09:32

‘On a rampage’: the African women fighting to end FGM.

Female genital mutilation has revived under Covid but activists are pushing hard to save girls at risk. It was when the phone started ringing with calls from worried mothers in Somalia that Ifrah…

10 06 2021 | 17:22

UN: Tackling Biodiversity & Climate Crises Together and Their Combined Social Impacts

Global Experts Identify Key Options for Solutions First-Ever Collaboration between IPBES and IPCC Selected Scientists  

10 06 2021 | 12:05

Report: Universal Access to Sustainable Energy Will Remain Elusive Without Addressing Inequalities.

Sustainable solutions must target African countries left behind in quest for global energy access During the last decade, a greater share of the global population gained access to electricity than…

05 06 2021 | 12:29

UN Secretary-General’s Remarks to Clean Energy Ministerial Santiago, Chile

Friends,   I thank the Government of Chile for hosting the sixth Mission Innovation Ministerial and for launching Mission Innovation 2.0.   Mission Innovation plays a crucial role in accelerating…

30 05 2021 | 17:08

Chance for extractive industries to support an inclusive and sustainable recovery

UN Secretary-General calls for sea-change in extractive industries as crucial ingredient in COVID-19 recovery, addressing inequalities and climate action  New York, 25 May 2021—United Nations…

30 05 2021 | 16:29

UN: Climate Breakthroughs Summit Highlights Crucial Momentum for Net-Zero Emissions.

UN Climate Change News, 27 May 2021 - Today, world leaders convened at the Climate Breakthroughs Summit -- a collaboration between the World Economic Forum, Mission Possible Partnership, the UN…

26 05 2021 | 08:28

UNCDF and KIT Form Partnership to Address Financial Needs of Migrant Households

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22 04 2021 | 10:11

UN warns of climate ‘abyss’ as 2020 confirmed as one of 3 hottest years on record.

2020 was one of the three hottest years on record, marked by wildfires, droughts, floods and melting glaciers, a United Nations report said on Monday, prompting the U.N. Secretary-General to say the…

03 04 2021 | 07:05

Italy to set the stage for UN Food Systems Summit with three-day event that will deliver bold new ambitions.

Wednesday 17 March, ROME - The United Nations and the Government of Italy announced today that the Pre-Summit gathering for the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit will be in Rome, Italy from July 19 to July…

12 03 2021 | 10:59

5 Things to Know About Carbon-Free Buildings and Construction.

We spend 90% of our time in the buildings where we live and work, shop and conduct business, in the structures that keep us warm in winter and cool in summer. But immense energy is required to…

12 03 2021 | 10:31

Cancel all planned coal projects globally to end ‘deadly addiction’, says UN chief.

Call comes at event hosted by UK government, which is under pressure over planned coalmine in Cumbria. All planned coal projects around the world must be cancelled to end the “deadly addiction” to…