A new report on national climate plans intended to achieve the Paris agreement shows ambition falling alarmingly short. Read more.
Climate shocks threaten stability, UN chief António Guterres told the Security Council, while UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged action to keep the world safe. British broadcaster Sir David Attenborough called for reaching a “new stable state”. Read more.
Making Peace with Nature, the latest UNEP report, synthesizes the science on climate, biodiversity loss and pollution. It calls for actions by all parts of society to protect both people and the planet. Read more.
The UN Secretary-General joined US Special Envoy John Kerry in welcoming the official re-entry of the United States to the Paris Agreement. The moment was good news for the world. Read the story.
The seven members of the global Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change met with Secretary-General António Guterres for a spirited discussion on climate action priorities for 2021. Read more.
Denmark’s largest construction project in its history is about to commence—an artificial wind energy island generating electricity for up to 10 million European households. Read full story
The Secretary-General reappointed Michael R. Bloomberg of the United States as Special Envoy on Climate Ambition and Solutions. He will help grow the coalition committed to net-zero emissions. Read full story
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called on investors who move much of the world’s money to set increasingly ambitious targets and adopt specific plans for achieving net-zero carbon emissions. Read more.
UN climate champions have launched the Race to Zero Breakthroughs. It defines a roadmap with targets for over 20 key economic sectors, from aviation to steel production, to get to net-zero carbon emissions and slow the pace of climate change. Read more.
The results are in from the world’s biggest ever survey on climate change. People in 50 countries with half the human population want more action and ambition to protect the planet. Their priorities: renewable energy, electric cars and forest conversation, among others. Read more.
Adaptation is urgent in developing countries to protect people from droughts, floods and other threats. At the Climate Adaptation Summit, the UN Secretary-General urged more attention—and finance. Read more. See also the 2020 Adaptation Gap Report.
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. Read more here.
The UN Secretary-General joined US Special Envoy John Kerry in welcoming the official re-entry of the United States to the Paris Agreement.The moment was good news for the world.Read the story.
Progress on adapting to a warming world requires urgent action, according to UNEP’s 2020 Adaptation Gap Report. It was released the same day as a set of leading international datasets agreeing that 2020 was one of the three warmest years on record. What can you do? Check Act Now for a virtual reality journey into choices to live in balance with nature.