Climate Action

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Science, Solutions, Solidarity

For a livable future

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Informal Leaders Roundtable on Climate Action

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.

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A first on energy in 40 years

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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Join the people's summit for food systems solutions

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.

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IPCC: The time to act is now

Climate changes are occurring in every region and globally, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. There is still time to act, but it must happen immediately.

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Secretary-General’s statement

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Peace depends on climate action

Heads of State and Government will convene at the Security Council to debate how to prepare for climate risks that can hinder peace and drive conflict.

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"Everyone must to do their job. Developed countries and emerging economies must contribute.”

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Join #TheHumanRace

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.

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Nico Rosberg: Sports for climate action

F1 World Champion and Sustainability Entrepreneur Nico Rosberg talks about leaving the world a better place for the next generation.

Sunita Narain: Building a resilient world

Leading Indian environmentalist Sunita Narain explains how we must act on the climate crisis, as a matter of justice.

No Denying It episode 4: Kyne introduces Mat dos Santos

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No Denying It episode 3: Dia Mirza Introduces Aditi Mayer

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What is climate change?

Our climate 101 offers a quick take on the how and why of climate change.

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Climate action fast facts

Explore how climate intersects with issues from food to energy to jobs.

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Climate leaders

Interviews capture the latest thinking on climate talks, science and action.

Latest News

Counting on youth, for an ‘equitable and sustainable world for all’

 At a virtual event on Friday commemorating the International Day of Peace, the UN chief saluted the “voices, vision and commitment of young people in shaping a more peaceful world”.

Blue sky thinking: 5 things to know about air pollution

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.

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Air quality improvements from COVID lockdowns confirmed

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.

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Events

Security Council Open Debate on Climate and Security

Heads of State and Government will convene at the Security Council to debate how to prepare for climate risks that can hinder peace and drive conflict. Learn more.

Food Systems Summit 2021

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.

High-level Dialogue on Energy

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

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.