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UN chief slams ‘immoral’ profiteering amid global energy crisis

As the war in Ukraine continues to rage, skyrocketing energy prices are compounding an existential cost-of-living crisis for hundreds of millions of people, the UN chief said, introducing the third is a series of briefings from the Global Crisis Response Group on Food, Energy and Finance.

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The right to a healthy environment

As the UN General Assembly recognizes people’s right to a healthy environment, the head of the UN Environment Programme looks at the importance of this historic resolution.

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We want to hear from you

The UN Expert Group on Net-Zero Emissions Commitments has launched a new portal seeking views from individuals and groups on how to improve the credibility of net-zero commitments among businesses, investors, cities, regions, and other non-state entities.

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Facts about climate emergencies

The impacts of climate change can be seen everywhere with increasing and worsening extreme weather events such heatwaves, droughts, flooding, winter storms, hurricanes and wildfires.

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Renewables: Cheapest form of power

Renewables are the cheapest form of power today confirms a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency. Amid climbing fossil fuel prices, investments in renewables in 2021 saves US$55 billion in global energy generation costs in 2022.

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We are still addicted to fossil fuels. For the health of our societies and planet, we need to quit. Now."

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A Conversation with Catherine McKenna

We need to get our act together to tackle the biggest challenge that we face – says Catherine McKenna, the chair of the UN Secretary-General’s Expert Group on Net-zero Commitments, highlighting the critical need for credible and accountable pledges that can lead to concrete and immediate emission cuts.

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Show the world what climate action looks like

Starting this Earth Day, join #MyClimateAction - a special photo and video competition by Agora in support of the UN’s ActNow campaign to showcase creative actions and solutions, and inspire others!

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Climate Action in the Shadow of War

"The war is affecting the sustainable development of every single country in our region” - in the latest episode of Awake at Night, Vladislav Kaim, the UN Secretary-General’s youth advisor on climate change, discusses the impacts of the war in Ukraine on climate action. Read more.

Posters for Climate Action

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Reaching net-zero

What is net zero, why is it important, and how can it be achieved?

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Net-zero expert group

Meet experts ensuring ambitious and credible net-zero commitments

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Powering a safer future

Why shift to renewables like wind and solar? Find out here.

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Palau: Fish Farming goes Green

Palau chooses aquaculture: a way to protect fish stocks while also safeguarding fishers’ livelihoods and the marine biodiversity that underpins coastal tourism. 

Tunisia: Climate Action

In a world where men still dominate industrial activities, Imen Jabli, a young engineer, proves that thanks to her skills and ambition, a woman can not only lead a successful business, but can also have a positive impact on her environment and promote sustainable development. 

Mexico: Cities go more sustainable

The large metropolitan area of Guadalajara chooses sustainability promoting low-emission public transport, wastewater treatment and renewable energy. 

Events

Africa Climate Week 2022

The regional climate week brings together African stakeholders from different sectors of society for solution-oriented dialogues and to foster meaningful partnerships for climate action, including on the resilience against climate risks and the transition to a low-emission economy.

77th Session of the UN General Assembly

The 77th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 77) will open on Tuesday, 13 September 2022. The first day of the high-level General Debate will be Tuesday, 20 September 2022.

UN Climate Change Conference (COP27)

The annual UN Climate Change Conference advances the global climate talks, mobilizes action, and can provide a significant opportunity to look at the impacts of climate change as well as innovation and solutions in Africa. 

Climate action starting now

Everyone has a role in climate action. At the United Nations, we are calling on people everywhere to work together to solve climate challenges and realize the commitments of the 2015 Paris Agreement. This website keeps up with actions taken by governments, businesses, civil society, youth and more in every part of the world.

It’s our planet, and while we know it is in crisis, we also know that solutions are in reach. Progress is already well underway, from more green energy to more secure food supplies. And the benefits are clear as well, such as green jobs, clean air and sounder economies. A more sustainable, prosperous world is in reach. Join us in taking action to claim it, starting now.

 

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