UN Secretary-General António Guterres and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson today held an informal, closed-door roundtable with a small but representative group of Heads of State and Government. The roundtable addressed gaps in urgent actions on climate mitigation, finance and adaptation, and was a chance for national leaders to demonstrate solidarity and ambition on climate action.
The High-level Dialogue on Energy presents a historic opportunity to put the production and use of energy on track to meet climate goals. Also critical: ensuring everyone has access to electricity and clean energy.
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The virtual UN Food Systems Summit will bring together people from across the world to transform how we produce, consume and think about food. Not only are record levels of people going hungry, but food systems make major contributions to emissions.
The climate crisis doesn’t affect everyone equally. People in vulnerable communities are losing their homes, livelihoods and lives. For World Humanitarian Day on 19 August, join #TheHumanRace, a global challenge for climate action in solidarity with people who need it most.
COVID-19 lockdowns brought rapid and “unprecedented” improvements in air quality in some parts of the world - but not enough to halt climate change caused by global warming, UN weather experts said on Friday. To mark the first International Day of Clean Air for blue skies, on 7 September, UN News explains how bad it is and what is being done to tackle it.
COVID-19 lockdowns brought rapid and “unprecedented” improvements in air quality in some parts of the world - but not enough to halt climate change caused by global warming, UN weather experts said on Friday.
The UN Food Systems Summit, held during the UN General Assembly in New York on September 23, is setting the stage for global food systems transformation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Find out more.
The High-level Dialogue on Energy in 2021 represents the first global gathering on energy under the auspices of the General Assembly since the UN Conference on New and Renewable Sources of Energy held in Nairobi in 1981. Find out more.
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.