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14 05 2022 | 07:15

Climate change is devastating the Global South

Right now in India and Pakistan, a record-breaking heatwave is impacting the daily lives of nearly a billion people. Scorching temperatures are damaging wheat harvests, preventing many labourers from…

13 05 2022 | 12:50

‘Devastating’: 91% of reefs surveyed on Great Barrier Reef affected by coral bleaching in 2022

Coral bleaching affected 91% of reefs surveyed along the Great Barrier Reef this year, according to a report by government scientists that confirms the natural landmark has suffered its sixth mass…

13 05 2022 | 11:51

AFRICA: FAO proposes three forestry solutions to overcome multiple crises

In the 2022 edition of "The State of the World's Forests", the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) defines three forestry solutions and their itineraries, to get the world…

13 05 2022 | 11:47

EAST AFRICA: Canada provides $57 million for drought resilience

With crops and household food stocks below average in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia, the Canadian government is providing C$73 million (US$57 million) in support of these three countries in the Horn of…

13 05 2022 | 00:06

How to make Africa’s ‘Great Green Wall’ a success

It’s now 15 years since the African Union gave its blessing to Africa’s Great Green Wall, one of the world’s most ambitious ecological-restoration schemes. The project is intended to combat…

22 04 2022 | 14:22

John Kerry doesn't yet ‘see the evidence’ of stronger climate pledges

At the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland last fall, negotiators from nearly 200 countries agreed to revisit — and potentially strengthen — their climate pledges this year. But more…

24 09 2021 | 15:41

Global leaders set to act to increase energy access while reducing emissions at first UN energy summit in 40 years on 24 September

Announcements to trigger a major step forward in addressing both energy poverty and net-zero emissions  New York, 22 September — Significant new commitments for financing clean energy, increasing…

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…