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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…

22 10 2019 | 09:07

Regional Collaboration Centre Established in Dubai.

20 October 2019, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Today marks the official launch of the Regional Collaboration Centre Dubai, a collaboration between UN Climate Change and the World Green Economy…

29 08 2019 | 07:45

Sustainable Development Goals fleet greets Greta Thunberg in NYC Harbor

Flotilla of 17 boats escorts climate activist arriving for United Nations Climate Action Summit   New York, 28 August 2019 --Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist and Nobel Peace…

04 08 2019 | 07:09

IRENA and UN Climate Change Join Forces to Accelerate Renewables as Climate Solution.

Bonn, 1 August 2019 - The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and UN Climate Change (UNFCCC) are jointly ramping up efforts to fight climate change by promoting the widespread adoption and…

04 08 2019 | 06:59

New Online UN Report: Visualising Global Climate Action.

UN Climate Change News, 31 July 2019 - The UN Climate Change secretariat’s Momentum for Change initiative has released an interactive, online report, showcasing shining examples of diverse climate…

30 07 2019 | 17:41

Boosting private investment in the SDGs.

The Paris Climate Agreement and the Agenda 2030 represent an unprecedented consensus across the the world’s governments, to align our efforts on a comprehensive and ambitious development agenda.…