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29 08 2022 | 23:20

Africa Climate Week 2022 Set to Harness Opportunities for Climate Action ahead of COP27

UN Climate Change News, 29  August 2022 – Africa Climate Week (ACW) 2022 kicked off today in Libreville, Gabon, by convening Ministers from across the continent to discuss the threats and…

27 08 2022 | 05:54

Climate Action Demands Intergenerational Solidarity

UN Climate Change News, 12 August 2022 – Today marks International Youth Day. Under the theme of “Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages”, it aims to raise awareness about the…

22 08 2022 | 07:27

Africa getting just 12% of financing needed to adapt to climate change -report

2020 finance flows $29.5 bn vs needed $250 bln Turns up pressure on rich countries ahead of COP27 Hurdles include infrastructure, skills, data LONDON, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Africa is getting just 12%…

17 08 2022 | 16:28

What does the US-China row mean for climate change?

China’s decision to halt cooperation with the US over the climate crisis has provoked alarm, with seasoned climate diplomats urging a swift resumption of talks to help stave off worsening global…

15 08 2022 | 13:37

African nations expected to make case for big rise in fossil fuel output.

Leaders of African countries are likely to use the next UN climate summit in November to push for massive new investment in fossil fuels in Africa, according to documents seen by the Guardian.

15 08 2022 | 13:31

African climate diplomats reject African Union’s pro-gas stance for Cop27

African climate negotiators have quashed a proposal by the African Union to promote gas as a bridge fuel for the continent at UN talks. The executive council of the African Union had proposed that…

07 08 2022 | 08:32

Statement by Inger Andersen on wildfires across Europe, North America and other parts of the world

While wildfires are a normal and even essential process in nature, there is nothing normal or natural about the blazes we are seeing raging across Europe, North America and other parts of the world.

07 08 2022 | 08:10

EGYPT: 70 locally produced electric buses to run in Cairo from October

As part of its climate policy, the Egyptian government will put 70 electric buses on the road in the governorate of Cairo. These locally manufactured vehicles will serve the population while…

31 07 2022 | 23:54

UN’s global climate investor roadshow kicks-off in Africa

Ahead of COP27 in November 2022, the incoming Egyptian Presidency of COP27, the United Nations Regional Commissions, and the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions for COP26 and COP27 are jointly…

28 07 2022 | 20:00

Ahead Petersberg Dialogue, activists want ministerial discussions to unlock real progress towards COP27

As ministers meet in Berlin for the Petersberg Climate Dialogue next week it will be during another week of heatwave alerts in parts of Europe. On the other side of the globe, millions remain…

28 07 2022 | 19:55

Renewable energy brings true blessing and no curse

What you need to know: The problem with fossil fuels is, that they give power to the few who own and control them. Wind, solar and geothermal resources bring true blessing and no curse. Russia’s…

28 07 2022 | 19:03

As temperatures soar, ministers try put the world back on the 1.5°C track

Ministers and officers from practically 40 nations, representing key teams in the UN local weather negotiations, are in Berlin for the Petersberg Climate Dialogue. The two-day casual ministerial meet…

25 07 2022 | 20:36

LACCW 2022 Builds Crucial Regional Momentum for Climate Action ahead of COP27

UN Climate Change News, This year’s Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW 2022) in Santo Domingo wrapped up today, having helped build crucial regional momentum in the fight against climate…

20 07 2022 | 16:53

LAC Climate Week 2022 Opens with Strong Calls for Action

UN Climate Change News, 19 July 2022 – The public-facing segment of this year’s Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW 2022) opened in Santo Domingo today with strong calls for regional…

19 07 2022 | 12:07

UN urged to move Cop27 from Egypt over ‘LGBTQ+ torture’

A White House adviser and his partner have called on the United Nations to move a key climate change summit from Egypt due to the country’s treatment of LGBTQ people, citing fears that they and other…

19 07 2022 | 11:41

Cop27 summit must focus on how world will adapt to climate change, says UN envoy

Mahmoud Mohieldin, the United Nations climate change high-level champion for Egypt, says November’s Cop27 summit must focus on adapting to life in a changing climate and grapple with finance for loss…

19 07 2022 | 09:00

‘It’s a sham’: Egypt accused of restricting protest in run-up to Cop27

Five months before a pivotal UN climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, one of Egypt’s most prominent political prisoners remains behind bars. Now on his 89th day of a hunger strike, Alaa Abd El Fattah is…

13 07 2022 | 17:58

Renewable Power Remains Cost-Competitive amid Fossil Fuel Crisis

New IRENA report shows almost two-thirds of renewable power added in 2021 had lower costs than the cheapest coal-fired options in G20 countries.

12 07 2022 | 07:55

AFRICA: Mayors meet in Abidjan to call for more climate finance

While the effects of climate change are hitting Africa's ecosystems hard, the continent's metropolises were in conclave in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, to discuss resilience mechanisms. The event was…