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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 | 07:16

The Guardian view on rare earths: mining them can’t cost the Earth

Rare earth elements may be in short supply but they are not rare. Even the rarest, thulium, is more than 100 times more common than gold.

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…

27 08 2022 | 05:39

UN seeks plan to beat plastic nurdles, the tiny scourges of the oceans

Maritime authorities are considering stricter controls on the ocean transport of billions of plastic pellets known as nurdles after a series of spillages around the world.

17 08 2022 | 17:06

AFRICA: 2022 ‘Franco-Fil’ competition accelerates on the SDGs

The French-based Société d'encouragement pour l'industrie nationale (SEIN) and the Conférence permanente des chambres consulaires africaines et francophones (CPCCAF) are launching a call for projects…

17 08 2022 | 16:46

Energy firms' record profits during energy crisis 'immoral', says UN secretary general – video

The UN secretary general, António Guterres, has condemned the record profits of energy companies during a global energy crisis triggered by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. 'It is immoral for oil and…

17 08 2022 | 16:31

‘Grotesque greed’: immoral fossil fuel profits must be taxed, says UN chief

The UN secretary general, António Guterres, has described the record profits of oil and gas companies as immoral and urged governments to introduce a windfall tax, using the money to help those in…

16 08 2022 | 22:25

Simon Stiell Appointed New UNFCCC Executive Secretary

(Bonn, 15 August 2022) UN Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Simon Stiell as the new Executive Secretary of the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat based in Bonn, Germany. The…

11 08 2022 | 15:22

Nuclear annihilation just one miscalculation away, UN chief warns

The world is one misstep from devastating nuclear war and in peril not seen since the Cold War, the UN Secretary General has warned. "We have been extraordinarily lucky so far," Antonio Guterres…

10 08 2022 | 22:54

Historic day for human rights and a healthy planet: UN expert

NEW YORK – A UN expert hailed the adoption of a historic resolution by the United Nations General Assembly today, recognising for the first time, that everyone, everywhere, has a human right to live…

07 08 2022 | 08:37

Fuel crisis in the Central African Republic escalates humanitarian need

A growing lack of fuel in the Central African Republic (CAR), exacerbated by the war in Ukraine, is worsening an already critical situation for the 3.1 million people in the country who are in urgent…

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.

04 08 2022 | 17:38

Launch of the Global Crisis Response Group Brief #3 - Energy Crisis

Calling record profits from oil and gas amid global energy crisis “immoral”, UN Secretary-General urges support to most vulnerable, and transition to renewables   

02 08 2022 | 19:05

Massive disruptions in the global energy market are undermining governments and people’s ability to cope

UN Secretary-General’s Global Crisis Response Group on Food, Energy and Finance lays out steps to address the global energy crisis

01 08 2022 | 19:50

Registration Opens for Africa Climate Week 2022

UN Climate Change News, 1 August 2022 – Registration is now open for this year’s Africa Climate Week (ACW 2022), to be held from 29 August to 2 September in Libreville, Gabon.

28 07 2022 | 20:34

AFRICA: WCS joins the Coalition for Aquatic/Blue Foods, for marine biodiversity

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has announced that it has joined the Coalition for Aquatic/Blue Foods, an international initiative to increase the importance of smart blue foods in the face…

28 07 2022 | 19:59

Heatwave: Are wildfires happening more often?

Thousands of people have had to flee wildfires in France, Portugal and Spain. Fires are also burning in Alaska, north of the Arctic circle, and across northern Canada, and it's not long since smoke…

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…

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