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.
In March 2022, UN Secretary-General António Guterres appointed a diverse group of experts to help non-state actors - including businesses, investors and cities and regions - “to walk the talk on their net-zero promises.” In support of the Secretary-General’s call for bolder net-zero pledges matched by concrete action, the 18-member High-level Expert Group on the Net-zero Emissions Commitments of Non-State Entities – which brings together experts from a wide array of sectors including businesses, banks, think-tanks and academia - was tasked with developing stronger and clearer standards, and criteria for assessing non-state actor commitments to reach net-zero.
In light of rising greenhouse gas emissions and worsening climate impacts around the world, the United Nations ActNow campaign is collaborating with Whatsapp to engage global audiences through an automated messaging service providing tips to shift to more sustainable lifestyles.
The transition towards climate-neutral economies has to addresses socio-economic disparities and avoid creating new ones. What does this mean for Middle Income Countries, which are home to more than half of the world’s poor?