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15 10 2021 | 16:28

Global transport at a crossroads: UN Conference to advance action on zero emission vehicles, boost economy and reduce inequalities

Move to sustainable transport can deliver savings of US$70 trillion by 2050

12 10 2021 | 11:49

Cop26 programme: Full schedule for this year’s UN climate conference in Glasgow

Summit to unfold over 12 days amid intense pressure on world leaders to walk away with a plan Cop26, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties will finally commence in Glasgow, Scotland,…

11 10 2021 | 14:23

Clean environment is a human right, UN council agrees

Human rights council also appoints special rapporteur to monitor impact of climate crisis on rights. The UN’s main human rights body has overwhelmingly voted to recognise the right to a safe, clean…

06 10 2021 | 10:36

Poor countries must not be forced to take on debt to tackle climate crisis

A Cop26 insider from a developing nation on why the richer world needs to meet its funding targets One of the biggest issues at Cop26 is climate finance, the funding that is supposed to be provided…

04 10 2021 | 10:40

The climate crisis is destroying the human rights of those least responsible for it

The UN must urgently appoint a special rapporteur on climate change and human rights to galvanise action on the biggest threat to fundamental freedoms Climate breakdown is making a mockery of human…

01 10 2021 | 12:32

Seven countries sign on to UN plan to “consign coal to history”

Seven countries have signed a pledge initiated by the United Nations to stop building new coal power plants, with the aim to gather more signatures before the global climate summit COP26 in Glasgow…

01 10 2021 | 12:12

World Leaders Pledge $400 Billion to Boost Clean Energy and Renewables

A group of governments and the private sector on Friday collectively promised more than $400 billion (just over €340 billion) at a high-level summit that called for more urgent action to curb…

22 09 2021 | 11:08

Iconic United Nations building lights up with images of marine species in an artistic call for global solidarity and harmony with nature (21-24 September)

21 September 2021, New York — The Interspecies Assembly, a public art project commissioned by ART 2030, a non-profit organization which unites art with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will…

21 09 2021 | 15:17

Statement by the Secretary-General on the report by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Today’s report from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change on the Nationally Determined Contributions of all Parties to the Paris Agreement shows that the world is on a…

21 09 2021 | 15:12

Full NDC Synthesis Report: Some Progress, but Still a Big Concern.

UN Climate Change News, 17 September 2021 – UN Climate Change today published a synthesis of climate action plans as communicated in countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

07 09 2021 | 16:38

UN Deputy Secretary-General’s Video Message on Accelerating Adaptation Solutions Ahead of COP26

Excellencies, Distinguished guests, Dear Colleagues,   I welcome today’s important dialogue on Accelerating Adaptation Solutions Ahead of COP26.   The Secretary-General has called the latest IPCC…

09 08 2021 | 15:21

UNFCCC: Just over half of countries signed up to Paris Agreement submit NDCs before deadline

This week marked the cut-off date for the submission of new or updated nationally determined contributions (NDCs) to be included in a UNFCCC synthesis report that will be issued later this year,…

01 06 2021 | 17:13

UN: Progress Urged as May-June Climate Change Conference Opens in Preparation for COP26.

UN Climate Change News, 31 May 2021 – Against the backdrop of a new international warning that the world is dangerously close to exceeding the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global temperature rise…

07 05 2021 | 09:53

COP25 and COP26 Presidents Urge Governments to Strengthen the Climate Ambition Alliance

UN Climate Change News - Ahead of this year’s UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow, the President of the conference, Mr. Alok Sharma, and the President of the UN Climate Change Conference…

20 04 2021 | 16:52

ECCAS and UNCDF announce agreement to strengthen financial services for African migrants and families.

TUESDAY 20 April 2021 (New York, New York USA and Libreville, Gabon). The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) today announced…

20 04 2021 | 08:49

UN Chief Backs Wealth Tax on Rich Who ‘Profited’ From Pandemic.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling on nations to institute a wealth tax to help reduce global inequality exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. There has been a $5 trillion…

15 03 2021 | 11:15

UNFCCC: Climate commitments ‘not on track’ to meet Pairs Agreement Goals.

The UNFCCC has published the Initial NDC Synthesis Report, showing nations must redouble efforts and submit stronger, more ambitious national climate action plans in 2021 if they’re to achieve the …

01 03 2021 | 14:32

Registration Open for Launch Events of 2021 Regional Climate Weeks: 3-4 March/2021

Registration is now open for a series of regional events 3-4 March that will launch and set the scene for the 2021 edition of the Regional Climate Weeks.

27 02 2021 | 08:58

UNFCC: NDC Synthesis Report

Bonn / New York, 26 February 2021 – UN Climate Change today publis

27 12 2020 | 07:30

Beyond good intentions, to urgent action: Former UNFCCC leaders take stock of thirty years of international climate change negotiations.

The authors, who have all held senior positions in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat, take critical stock of what has been achieved since the negotiations…