On 12 December, global climate leaders took a major stride towards a resilient, net-zero emissions future, presenting ambitious new commitments, urgent actions and concrete plans to confront the climate crisis. 75 leaders from all continents outlined new commitments, a clear signal that the Paris Agreement is working to steeply increase climate action and ambition. Press release. Read more.
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.
The One Planet Summit for biodiversity will kick off on 11 January. Global leaders will mobilize commitments to protect ecosystems and make links to human health. Check out more.