UN Chief: Mobilize the world to make the next steps the right ones
At the G7 meeting, Secretary-General António Guterres urged the paramount importance of climate action. He singled out three priorities: a global coalition for net-zero emissions, renewed emphasis on adapting to climate change as the “forgotten part” of international climate support, and finance for developing countries to pursue ambitious emissions cuts and address already profound challenges caused by climate shifts.
In a recent interview, Mafalda Duarte, CEO of the Climate Investment Funds, spoke about how public climate finance catalyses change and why successful climate action depends fundamentally on social inclusion.
Due to the ever-increasing demands of the global economy, the resources of the planet are being used up at an alarming rate and waste and pollution are growing fast. The idea of a more sustainable “circular economy” is gaining traction, but what does this concept mean, and can it help save the planet?
During the last decade, more people around the world have gained access to electricity than ever before. However, the number still not connected has grown in Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia, according to a new UN report on universal access to energy, launched on Monday.
The annual High-level Political Forum will review progress on the 2030 Agenda, focusing on a sustainable and resilient recovery from COVID-19, and discussing several SDGs in detail, including Goal 13 on climate action. Find out more.
Hosted by Japan, the regional climate week will build momentum around the 2021 Glasgow climate conference. The thematic session will mobilize whole-of-society engagement in climate action, involving governments, cities, the private sector, financial institutions and civil society. Find out more.
Hosted by Uganda, the regional climate week will build momentum around the 2021 Glasgow climate conference. The thematic session will mobilize whole-of-society engagement in climate action, involving governments, cities, the private sector, financial institutions and civil society. 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.