Why is climate a labour issue? Sharan Burrow explains – and explores what a just transition to a low-carbon economy really looks like. As head of the International Trade Union Confederation, she argues for a new commitment to achieving shared prosperity and abandoning economic patterns that fail people and the planet.
Five concrete, achievable actions can transform the response to the climate emergency, the Deputy Secretary-General told a ministerial meeting. Extensive debt relief for vulnerable countries is critical to moving forward.
Countries, cities and businesses are making pledges to get to net-zero emissions. A new report surveyed 4,000 of these, finding good intentions, but not enough ambition, including around the use of carbon offsets.
Papua New Guinea is about to join the vanguard of countries accounting for nature. A national assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services will define links to economic activities as well as economic values.
In some of the poorest parts of the world, where there is no access to a reliable electricity grid, the UN is equipping hundreds of health facilities with solar technologies, allowing them to avoid power outages and save lives.
As the living tissue of the earth, biodiversity is “intimately linked to human health” the head of the UN’s scientific agency told a global forum on Wednesday, noting that “we are part of that living tissue”.
Climate change and loss of biodiversity worry people around the world, according to a new UNESCO survey. Respondents also agreed on acting urgently to address the issue, such as through investing in "green" solutions and promoting international cooperation and trust in science.
Top international energy and climate leaders from countries representing the vast majority of global GDP, energy use and greenhouse gas emissions will join forces to accelerate the momentum behind clean energy and net-zero emissions in line with shared international goals. Find out more.
Hosted by the Dominican Republic, 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.