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

Largest Ever Citizen Consultation on Climate Change and Energy shows citizens” growing support for measures to lower carbon emissions

In a project co-initiated by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the World Wide Views Alliance has carried out a global consultation quizzing citizens on the issues of climate change and energy.

1st Photographic Forum for the Planet Launched

A new photo competition has been launched, based around the idea of loving our planet. This in the hope that the submitted images can then be used to positively influence decision makers at the COP21 conference on climate change, later in the year.

1 Mobile 1 Minute 1 Film- The United Nations teams up with the Mobile Film Festival to focus on climate change

Brussels, 29 July—Partnering with the United Nations, The Mobile Film Festival is encouraging film makers to create one minute videos on their phones to inspire people to ‘Act on Climate Change’.

‘Journey towards bold climate action is at a critical moment,’ UN General Assembly told

Development cannot be sustainable if it does not address the challenge of climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Member States today as he opened a High-Level Event on Climate Change convened in New York by the President of the UN General Assembly, Sam Kutesa.

New Pledges to Reduce HFC Coolants –Would Reduce Major Greenhouse Gas

Efforts to phase out hydrofluorocarbons—a potent greenhouse gas that is still widely used as a coolant—are gaining momentum, with G-7 leaders pledging to take greater action.

In the 17-page Leader’s Declaration of the 7-8 June G7 […]

Governments Shift Gear Toward Delivery of New Universal Climate Agreement

Groundswell of Action by Cities, Companies and Regions Fire Up Optimism on‘Pre-2020’ Ambition and Beyond

Bonn—(UNFCCC release) The road map to a new universal climate agreement
will step into a higher gear over the next two months […]

Lima to Paris Action Agenda Driving Climate Action Forward

The current and incoming Presidents of the UN climate change negotiations today called the key objectives of the Lima to Paris Action Agenda  an essential collaboration of cities, regions, companies, investors and national governments to […]

Transport Ministers from 54 countries call for global policies to mainstream low-carbon transport

Transport Ministers participating in the International Transport Forum (ITF) Annual Summit agreed in their Declaration from Ministers on Transport, Trade and Tourism on the value of pursuing low-carbon transport towards COP21.

Specifically, they
“Recognize that the new […]

Leaders gather at Vatican for historic meeting on climate change and sustainable development

On 28 April, the Secretary-General met with His Holiness Pope Francis at the Vatican and later addressed senior religious leaders, along with the Presidents of Italy and Ecuador, Nobel laureates and leading scientists on climate change and sustainable development.

Ban Says Full Finance Package Needed for Success in Paris

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that for the Paris Climate Conference to succeed, a finance package that covers key concerns must be in place.

“I welcome leaders from the public and corporate sectors. All of you […]

China and UN to Work to Promote South-South Cooperation on Climate Change

China and the United Nations signed a new agreement that will promote efforts that will help developing countries share technologies, know-how and experience in addressing climate change.

The new agreement follows the announcement by China’s Vice-Premier […]

Mayors announce new commitments for climate action ahead of 2015 Paris Climate Conference

Thirty-five Mayors pledge their commitment to action through the Compact of Mayors Seoul Mayor announces plan to mobilize more cities ICLEI launches new Transformative Actions Program
Seoul, Republic of  Korea – Major climate announcements that will […]