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14 11 2019 | 08:45

Asia 'coal addiction' must end, UN chief warns.

The chief of the United Nations has warned Asia to quit its "addiction" to coal in a bid to tackle climate change. UN Secretary General António Guterres said countries in the region were among the…

09 11 2019 | 08:42

UN Goal of the Month: Clean Water and Sanitation - SDG 6.

Our editorial package in November focuses on Clean Water and Sanitation - Sustainable Development Goal 6.  

14 10 2019 | 10:05

UN fund gets behind plan to unlock finance for South African renewables.

UN money will help South African PV players underpin project revenues without the need to resort to the government, after a year when Eskom’s woes have cast doubts on the state-offtaker route. The…

11 10 2019 | 15:12

As UN climate talks near, host Chile charges up electric transport.

Electric and diesel buses pass in turn along one of the main avenues in Chile’s capital Santiago, sweeping past the national football stadium and up towards the Andean mountains. The differences are…

11 10 2019 | 14:29

PreCOP25 in Costa Rica Serves as Springboard for Climate Ambition towards COP25 in Chile.

San José, Costa Rica, 10 October 2019 - After three days of panels, high-level discussions and exchanging best practices for climate action, PreCOP25 in San José concluded today with calls for more…

08 10 2019 | 11:36

Last chance! 21-22/10/2019. Register now for the Seventh GGKP Annual Conference, "Achieving Global Energy Transformation".

We are two weeks away from the 7th GGKP Annual Conference (#GGKP7) "Achieving Global Energy Transformation", which will take place on 21-22 October 2019 in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

08 10 2019 | 11:09

Entry into force of amended Gothenburg Protocol is landmark for clean air and climate action.

Air pollution kills 7 million people every year according to WHO data. It is by far the world’s largest single environmental health risk and a leading cause of death by cancer. Air pollution is also…

02 10 2019 | 10:00

Global environmental movers and shakers receive UNEP Champions of the Earth Awards.

New York, 27 September 2019 – The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has officially honoured 12 environmental changemakers from around the world with the 2019 UN Champions of the Earth Award…

30 09 2019 | 08:18

Only 2 countries are meeting their climate pledges. Here’s how the 10 worst could improve.

In front of a gathering of arguably the most powerful leaders in the world, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg opened with a warning: “We’ll be watching you.” Thunberg made her speech to the United Nations…

26 09 2019 | 11:43

Winners of the 2019 UN Global Climate Action Awards Announced.

(Bonn | New York City, 26 September 2019) - The recipients of the 2019 United Nations Global Climate Action Awards were announced today, helping to shine a light on some of the most practical…

26 09 2019 | 08:50

Sixty-six countries vow carbon neutrality by 2050: UN

Sixty-six countries have signaled their intent to achieve net zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050, the United Nations said Monday, seen as a vital goal in preventing catastrophic longer term…

25 09 2019 | 10:32

US outdoor clothing brand Patagonia wins UN Champions of the Earth award.

Patagonia awarded United Nations’ flagship environmental honor for entrepreneurial vision

25 09 2019 | 09:24

Investors make unprecedented commitment to net zero emissions.

UN-backed asset owner alliance to drive portfolio companies to carbon neutrality by 2050 New York, 23 September, 2019 – In one of the boldest actions yet by the world’s largest investors to…

24 09 2019 | 11:55

In support of climate action, Cool Coalition partners announce huge push on efficient, climate-friendly cooling.

Commitments include national cooling plans, business reform and funding ●       Without action, emissions from cooling sector set to grow 90 per cent by 2050 ●       Moving to best available…

24 09 2019 | 11:53

Youth leaders vow continued pressure on governments and business for urgent action to address climate emergency at UN Youth Climate Summit.

Following massive rallies around the world for climate action, young people highlight plans to mobilize and accelerate action

24 09 2019 | 11:41

Video games industry levels up in fight against climate change.

New York, 23 September 2019 – Some of the biggest names in the video games industry, with a combined audience of 970 million players, have today formally committed to harness the power of their…

24 09 2019 | 11:37

130 banks holding USD 47 trillion in assets commit to climate action and sustainability.

New York, 22 September 2019 – In a massive boost for climate action and sustainability, leading banks and the United Nations today launched the Principles for Responsible Banking, with 130 banks…

24 09 2019 | 11:19

Climate Action Portal Registers 28 Transformational Initiatives Announced at Climate Action Summit.

23 September, New York – The Global Climate Action portal has captured the 28 new initiatives that are being presented today to United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, at the Climate…

23 09 2019 | 10:32

Climate and Clean Air Coalition leaders: We must significantly reduce short-lived climate pollutants by 2030.

The Coalition’s 2030 Vision is in response to the United Nations Secretary-General’s call for increased ambition and action to address the climate crisis.

23 09 2019 | 10:26

Winners of 2019 Global Youth Video Competition Announced.

New York, 21 September 2019 – Young people from Portugal, Brazil and the United States are being celebrated as the winners of the 2019 Global Youth Video Competition for telling inspiring stories of…