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10 09 2019 | 07:38

UN Climate Technology Centre appoints new Director: Dr. Rose Mwebaza of Uganda.

Copenhagen Sept. 6, 2019 – Dr. Rose Mwebaza of Uganda has been appointed the new Director of the Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN), the implementation arm of the UN Framework Convention…

10 09 2019 | 07:26

Invitation: Accelerating Ambitious Carbon Pricing

The 2019 UN Climate Action Summit is calling on leaders to present concrete, realistic plans to enhance their nationally determined contributions.

06 09 2019 | 12:12

A decade of renewable energy investment, led by solar, tops USD 2.5 trillion.

The decade of investment (2010-2019) quadruples renewables capacity from 414 GW to about 1,650 GW Solar capacity alone will have risen to more than 26 times the 2009 level — from 25 GW to an…

05 09 2019 | 08:35

Anti-Corruption in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development - August.

ONLINE 13 Aug - 13 Sep 2019 This online course seeks to promote awareness on the key role anti-corruption plays in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and facilitate knowledge and understanding of…

04 09 2019 | 07:41

Climate crisis: Rising sea levels and catastrophic storm surges could displace 280m people, UN warns.

The damage caused by catastrophic “superstorms” combined with rising sea levels could increase by a hundred-fold or more, displacing hundreds of millions of people from coastlines around the world…

01 09 2019 | 12:10

Responding to demand, UN opens additional places at Climate Action Summit for civil society; issues call for applications.

New York, 27 August – The United Nations has opened additional places for civil society groups to participate in the 2019 Climate Action Summit, in recognition of the crucial role of civil society in…

28 08 2019 | 11:06

UN: The Academy Learning Platform in Chinese, Portuguese, French and Spanish

Now Available in Chinese, French, Spanish and Portuguese We are excited to announce that the UN Global Compact Academy — our learning platform for sustainable companies — is now offering the…

28 08 2019 | 08:24

Participants Prepare for September Asia-Pacific Climate Week in Bangkok.

26 August 2019 —Participants from all over the world are preparing to attend Asia-Pacific Climate Week 2019 (APCW 2019, 2-6 September) in Bangkok, where they will discuss ways to raise regional and…

23 08 2019 | 08:26

100 young climate champions awarded ‘Green Tickets’ to attend first ever UN Youth Climate Summit.

Secretary-General urges young people worldwide to join online and in local communities 

23 08 2019 | 08:10

UNEP, UN Human Rights Office sign new agreement, stepping up commitment to protect the human right to a healthy environment.

GENEVA (16 August 2019) – As threats to individuals and communities defending their environmental and land rights intensify in many parts of the world, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN…

12 08 2019 | 11:22

UN scientists call for change to human diet to limit climate change.

The UN report shows humans are having a devastating impact on the soil and vegetation it supports. Cutting fossil fuel emissions alone won't be enough to stop global warming, according to a new…

09 08 2019 | 13:31

New UN Report Shines Light on Trends in Climate Action.

Less than two months ahead of a key September 23 UN Climate Summit in New York, a report published by UN Climate Change provides insights into action taken by governments to address climate change,…

02 08 2019 | 06:40

UN Goal of the Month - Preview of August Edition - Climate Action.

In August, the Department of Global Communication's Goal of the Month editorial initiative will highlight Sustainable Development Goal 13 -  Climate Action. Our full editorial content will be…

22 07 2019 | 09:35

Salvador Hall Turns into Climate City to Host LAC Climate Week.

UN Climate Change News, 5 July 2019— From 19 to 23 August, Salvador Hall events centre will be turned into a “Climate City” to host the Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week 2019 (LACCW) which is…

16 07 2019 | 09:20

Young people look to faith teachings to save the planet.

As concern for the environment grows across the globe, around 350 young leaders from more than 50 countries today discussed solutions, examining innovative examples and best practices as they met at…

05 07 2019 | 08:48

Asia-Pacific Climate Week Gears Up to Boost Climate Ambition.

UN Climate Change News, 4 July 2019— Seizing the opportunity of the incredible momentum of climate action, and Asia-Pacific countries being at the forefront of innovation to tackle the climate crisis…

05 07 2019 | 08:34

At Trondheim Conference, leaders, experts seek solutions to biodiversity loss.

Representatives from the Governments of around 110 countries, and several leading experts, will assemble in Trondheim July 2nd to 5th to look at how we can reverse the trend and stop the loss of…

28 06 2019 | 11:27

Bonn Climate Conference Ends with UN Call to Fully Deliver on Paris Agreement Mandates.

Bonn, 27 June 2019 - The 2019 UN Bonn Climate Change Conference (SB50) wrapped up today after having considered a large number of decisions for adoption at the UN Climate Change Conference in…

28 06 2019 | 09:32

Communities step up to claim their rightful place in Africa's wildlife economy.

Nairobi/Victoria Falls, 25 June 2019 - Community representatives participating in Africa’s first Wildlife Economy Summit this week in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, have called on African Governments, the…

28 06 2019 | 09:08

UN report on 1.5C blocked from climate talks after Saudi Arabia disputes science.

There will be no further formal discussions of the IPCC’s findings at the UN after Saudi Arabia fought to undermine the findings of the global scientific community. A major report on 1.5C has been…