Climate change is not a far-off problem. It is happening now and is having very real consequences on people’s lives. Climate change is disrupting national economies, costing us dearly today and even more tomorrow. But there is a growing recognition that affordable, scalable solutions are available now that will enable us all to leapfrog to cleaner, more resilient economies.

In this website you’ll be able to find the latest news on what the UN is doing to combat climate change, information on the latest scientific reports, and successful initiatives that are already having a positive impact in society.

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Latest News

UN Communicates Negotiating Text for Climate Agreement to Capitals Move Completes Requirements for Nations to Adopt Legal Instrument in Paris –

The secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) today communicated the negotiating text for a new climate change agreement to governments in all six official UN languages.

This communication means that the […]

IPCC launches complete Synthesis Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change today launched the complete version of the Synthesis Report, the concluding installment of the Fifth Assessment Report.

Written by over 800 scientists from 80 countries, and assessing over 30,000 scientific […]

UN Secretary-General receives winning “climate” artwork by student from Trinidad and Tobago

A vibrant vision of a future powered by the sun painted by 17-year-old Coryse Wright was the winning artwork recently presented to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon by H.E. Eden Charles, Charge d’Affaires a.i. of the UN Mission of Trinidad and Tobago.

UN’s Top Climate Official Visits Liter of Light Project in Manila

Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat and the UN's top climate change official, visited the secretariat’s award-winning project Liter of Light in the Philippines today. During her visit, Ms. Figueres met volunteers of the open source network in Manila to raise awareness for climate action in the lead up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris in December (COP 21).

2015 pivotal for finalizing universal climate change agreement, Ban tells Member States

This year is pivotal for global action on climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today in New York, emphasising that all the major advances of 2014 have set the stage for success in 2015.

As Kyoto Protocol turns 10, UN says ‘first critical step’ must trigger new 2015 emissions-curbing deal

As momentum builds towards negotiations in Paris next year on a universal climate agreement, the United Nations announced today that early analysis shows that countries with targets under the landmark Kyoto Protocol – the world’s […]

States agree key document on route to climate change agreement – UN

A key milestone on the route to a new, universal agreement on climate change was reached today in Geneva, with a week of United Nations-facilitated discussions among over 190 States ending with successful conclusion of […]

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change announces meeting in Nairobi, Kenya

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will be holding the 41st Session of the Panel in Nairobi, Kenya, on 24-27 February 2015.

Among other questions, the Panel will consider the recommendations of the Task Group on […]

Earth Hour to harness power of millions to combat climate change

Earth Hour is WWF's global environmental movement. As one of the first open-sourced climate change campaigns, Earth Hour has grown from a symbolic event in one city to the world's largest grassroots movement for the environment. In 2014, Earth Hour engaged individuals, business and organisations in over 7,000 cites and 162 countries and territories during the hour and beyond. In 2015, Earth Hour aims to harness the power of its millions of supporters worldwide to change climate change.

21st century ‘hottest’ on record as global warming continues – UN

Devastating weather patterns and increasing temperatures will last into the foreseeable future as global warming is expected to continue, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) confirmed today as it explained that 2014’s ranking as […]

Concerts to Encourage Climate Action Announced at Davos

Former US Vice President Al Gore, pop star Pharrell Williams and concert producer Kevin Wall today announced a Live Earth music event to demand action on climate change which will take place on June 18 across seven continents, including Antarctica.

UN agency stresses need for genetic diversity in agriculture to combat climate change

Knowledge of agricultural genetic resources needs to grow more quickly because of the critical role they have to play in feeding the world as climate change advances faster than expected, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).