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26 07 2021 | 10:01

Patricia Espinosa: “There is no path to 1.5°C without the G20”

UN Climate Change News 23 July 2021 – Speaking to the Environment and Energy Ministers of G20 nations in Naples, Italy, UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa called on countries to…

17 07 2021 | 09:39

UNCDF Releases Breakthrough Publication on Inclusive Digital Economies for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

THURSDAY 08 July 2021 (New York): The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) has released a breakthrough publication ‘Inclusive Digital Economies for the Sustainable Development Goals’.…

23 06 2021 | 11:14

Proposed global roadmap shows how universal access to sustainable energy can be achieved by 2030, transforming the lives of millions

Major commitments to be announced at Ministerial Forums on 21-25 June to accelerate access and transition to clean energy by 2030 New York – Everyone in the world could have access to clean,…

23 06 2021 | 10:51

Foundations Announce $1 Billion Fund for Renewables in Emerging Economies as Over 45 Ministers Review Plans to Achieve Clean, Affordable Energy for All

UN Secretary-General: Dramatic Action Needed to Meet Twin Goals of Universal Energy Access and Net-Zero Emissions New York - Efforts to accelerate global actions to ensure that all people have…

27 04 2021 | 10:38

New Financial Alliance for Net Zero Emissions Launches.

Industry-led and UN-convened Net Zero Banking Alliance also announced today, co-launched by the UNEP Finance Initiative and the Financial Services Taskforce of the Sustainable Markets Initiative

11 03 2021 | 13:48

UN adopts landmark framework to integrate natural capital in economic reporting.

In a move that may reshape decision and policy-making towards sustainable development, the United Nations adopted a new framework today that includes the contributions of nature when measuring…

06 05 2020 | 08:14

Cities at the forefront of key battles for humanity: time for a new multilateralism?

We are living in one of those moments which define history. As it is always the case in such moments, the promise and peril of international cooperation, solidarity and multilateralism inevitably…

17 03 2020 | 13:43

Climate change is a bigger threat than coronavirus, says UN Secretary General.

Don't let a passing crisis, serious though it is, distract you from the real fight. The UN Secretary General, António Guterres, is worried that the coronavirus panic will distract people from the…

09 03 2020 | 11:41

Africa Climate Week in Kampala Postponed.

Bonn, 6 March 2020  -The UN Climate Change secretariat, in close collaboration with all the other organizing partners, has decided to put Africa Climate Week in Kampala on hold. This is to ensure the…

09 03 2020 | 11:36

WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2019.

The World Meteorological Organization Statement on the State of the Climate in 2019 will be released on Tuesday 10 March 2020 at a press conference with United Nations Secretary-General António…

09 03 2020 | 11:32

Notification to Parties and Observer Organizations by UNFCCC Exec. Sec. P. Espinosa on the Coronavirus - Implications for Meetings.

Notification to Parties and Observer Organizations by UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa I would like to inform Parties, observer States and Observer Organizations that after careful…

19 02 2020 | 13:04

2020 UN OCEAN CONFERENCE Lisbon, 2-6 June 2020.

Save our Ocean, Protect our Future The Ocean Conference, co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal, comes at a critical time as the world is strengthening its efforts to mobilize, create…

13 02 2020 | 06:26

Research finds Antarctic penguin colonies declining due to climate change.

Research carried out by Greenpeace has found that chinstrap penguin colonies in the Antarctic have declined by as much as 77% in the last 50 years. Scientists surveying chinstrap penguin colonies…

12 02 2020 | 16:57

Academy Session- Elimination Harassment and Violence in the World of Work: 13/2/2020

Special Invitation to the UN Global Compact Academy Session: Eliminating Harassment and Violence in the World of Work

10 02 2020 | 04:17

Applications for 2020 UN Global Climate Action Awards Now Open.

Bonn, Germany – Starting today, organizations, cities, industries, universities, governments, and others taking bold leadership on climate change can nominate their work for a UN Global Climate…

04 02 2020 | 08:54

87 Major Companies Lead the Way Towards a 1.5°C Future at UN Climate Action Summit.

UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK,— 87 major companies — with a combined market capitalization of over US$2.3 trillion and annual direct emissions equivalent to 73 coal-fired power plants — are taking action…

11 01 2020 | 14:13

How Forced Labor in Eritrea Is Linked to E.U.-Funded Projects.

BRUSSELS — The European Union spent 20 million euros last year in Eritrea, hoping to help stem an exodus from the repressive African country, which is consistently one of its biggest sources of…

04 12 2019 | 15:08

Is the world ready to end the coal era and embrace clean energy?

Access to electricity has transformed the world, helping countries to develop their economies, and lifting millions out of poverty. However, this success has come at a great cost: the energy sector,…

04 12 2019 | 08:57

COP25 Kicks Off with Calls to Make Serious Progress on Climate Action.

UN Climate Change News, 2 December 2019  - The UN Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid (to 13 December) kicked off today, with urgent calls to make serious progress on climate action over the…