Responding to the climate crisis

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01 12 2020 | 11:58

IRENA and Pacific Community Announce Joint Efforts to Boost Recovery.

Two organisations will work closely to enhance policy, support project development, and attract investments to the Pacific

30 11 2020 | 09:15

President of the Marshall Islands calls on Governments to submit NDCs

At the Sustainable Innovation Forum 2020, David Kabua, President of the Marshall Islands has called on governments around the world to submit their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) ahead of…

29 11 2020 | 07:19

World's Most Remote Island Creates Largest Atlantic Ocean Sanctuary.

In the South Atlantic Ocean, a tiny island of 250 people has made a significant contribution to global marine conservation by protecting a huge swath of ocean under its control.

28 11 2020 | 08:09

Boris Johnson outlines his Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution.

The UK Prime Minister has set out his ambitious ten point plan for a green industrial revolution which claims to create and support up to 250,000 British jobs. Covering clean energy, transport,…

28 11 2020 | 08:00

Climate activists ramp up pressure on Biden with protest outside Democratic headquarters.

Climate groups plan to camp in Washington DC in protest of Biden’s hires of key staff with connections to the oil and gas industry. Progressive climate activists plan to occupy the Democratic…

28 11 2020 | 07:43

UN Releases $100M in Bid to Prevent Famine in 7 Countries.

NEW YORK - The United Nations released $100 million from an emergency fund Tuesday in a bid to avert famine in seven at-risk countries.   "Famine can be prevented, but we have to act in time to make…

28 11 2020 | 07:01

Lorde urges climate action ahead of new book on Antarctica trip.

New Zealand singer says Donald Trump, Great Thunberg and California wildfires spurred her to visit before it turns ‘to slush’ The singer Lorde has written an impassioned entreaty for the world to…

21 11 2020 | 12:11

Young Climate Leaders Launch Mock COP26 To Push for Climate Ambition

The official 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) to discuss the international response to the climate crisis has been delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. But young people aren't letting that…

20 11 2020 | 17:23

Dozens of Faith Institutions Announce Divestment From Fossil Fuels.

Climate action campaigners applauded Monday after 47 faith institutions from 21 countries announced they would divest from fossil fuels, marking the largest-ever joint divestment by religious leaders…

19 11 2020 | 09:42

Ban Ki-moon calls for leadership for a zero-emissions future at the Sustainable Innovation Forum.

At Day 1 of the Sustainable Innovation Forum, 8th UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions, and investors to create a healthy, resilient,…

17 11 2020 | 16:05

Climate change: New report shows global response is failing people in greatest need.

Photo: Assam state, India, 2020/Indian Red Cross Society Geneva, 17 November 2020 – Global efforts to tackle climate change are currently failing to protect the people who are most at risk,…

16 11 2020 | 08:26

Harris: 'I May Be the First Woman in This Office, But I will Not Be the Last'

Kamala Harris on Saturday paid tribute to generations of women who "throughout our nation's history have paved the way for this moment" of her being elected as vice president of the US. Harris, the…

05 11 2020 | 08:02

Asda opens new sustainability store.

Supermarket giant has opened its new sustainability trial store and unveiled a new plastics reduction strategy with a promise that customers will not pay more for greener options. In partnership…

02 11 2020 | 06:44

Attenborough records safety announcements for polar ship named for him after ‘Boaty McBoatface’ title ditched.

The £200m research vessel was named in honour of the veteran BBC broadcaster after the government ditched the title picked in a 2016 public poll. The Sir David Attenborough, the UK’s new polar ship…

16 10 2020 | 10:14

Global Climate Campaigners Want Public Banks to Fund Just Recovery and Green Transition.

Amid the Global Week of Action for Debt Cancellation and one month ahead of the Finance in Common Summit, climate justice advocates on Monday urged public banks around the world to treat government…

05 10 2020 | 09:47

12 major cities commit to divest from fossil fuel companies.

12 cities have made a pledge to divest from fossil fuel companies as part of their commitment to accelerating a green and just recovery from COVID-19. Cities sign on to a new declaration committing…

28 09 2020 | 09:59

Mayors of 12 Major Global Cities Pledge Fossil Fuel Divestment.

In another win for climate campaigners, leaders of 12 major cities around the world — collectively home to about 36 million people — committed Tuesday to divesting from fossil fuel companies and…

27 09 2020 | 08:48

Learn about "Career Girls" !

Closing the Imagination Gap Career Girls is founded on the dream that every girl around the world has access to diverse and accomplished women role models — to learn from their experiences and to…

27 09 2020 | 08:45

Children urged to strike against lack of action on climate emergency.

Schoolchildren to protest on Friday in first such action since coronavirus pandemic struck. Schoolchildren around the world are being urged to go on strike to protest against a lack of action on the…

24 09 2020 | 12:05

With climate crisis top public concern, UN’s ActNow campaign steps up public engagement for more sustainable lifestyles.

New York – In light of worsening climate impacts around the world and strong public concern about the climate crisis, the United Nations is stepping up engagement of its global audiences, calling on…