Photo:Replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy sources like wind is one of the measures needed to tackle the climate emergency, Thomas Richter/Unsplash
Mark Carney: Investing in net-zero climate solutions creates value and rewards
In a recent interview, UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance Mark Carney spoke about how private finance is increasingly aligned behind achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. He underlined that people everywhere should keep up the pressure in calling for climate action.
The UN chief told the Powering Past Coal Alliance Summit that now is the time to phase out coal, as among the most important actions to limit global warming. Plus: It’s now cheaper to build renewable energy systems.
Some farming techniques can have a devastating and negative effect on the environment, as farmers seek to harvest the maximum amount of produce from their land, but the efforts of a Filipino chef and activist are demonstrating that, with the right approach, agriculture can help to regenerate land, offer protection from the effects of climate change and extreme weather, and improve livelihoods.
A plan to use satellite imaging to build up a global picture of coral reefs, to better understand how to protect them from warming seas brought on by climate change, is being supported by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Read full story
A young woman scientist in Burkina Faso is researching the role of micro-organisms in fighting desertification in the Sahel Region, as part of a UN programme to restore degraded land in Africa. Read full story
The Security Council will hold a high-level open debate on the “Maintenance of international peace and security: climate security” chaired by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The event will feature a special presentation by Sir David Attenborough. Tune in at 8:30 am EST on UN WebTV.
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.