“What concerns me most are the refrigerants used in air conditioners, which damage the ozone layer or are a greenhouse gas. It will be more difficult to protect the environment if more such refrigerants are used" - WANG Lei
SDG 13: Climate Action
Aidan Gallagher, actor, singer-musician and Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Environment Programme, explains how the Paris Climate Agreement is our roadmap to creating a world of clean air and clean energy, with vibrant forests and oceans. As we approach Earth Day and the Leaders’ Climate Summit, collective action to limit global temperature rises has never been more urgent. This is the first in a series of explainers called "Within our grasp". Narrated by environmentalists around the globe, "Within our grasp" shows how the Paris Agreement will help tackle the climate crisis.
Improving the health of Southeast Asia’s largest lake
Grammy nominated singer Burna Boy performs his powerful song “Level Up” as part of a new UN film “Nations United about the urgent solutions we need to deliver the Global Goals".
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change secretariat, and the Commonwealth Secretariat, in collaboration with several United Nations entities, have developed a law and climate change toolkit to promote climate-smart urbanization.
Pakistan-India Crossing is a ‘Corridor of Hope,’ UN Chief Says
Five Ways Bamboo Can Fight Climate Change
We are on the brink of missing the opportunity to limit global warming to 1.5°C. We need to close the ‘commitment’ gap between what we say we will do and what we need to do to prevent dangerous levels of climate change. Governments cannot afford to wait. People and families cannot afford to wait. Economies must shift to a decarbonization pathway now. Find out more in this interactive feature.
Whether you are planning an end of the year celebration for your organization or a get-together with friends, you can make your event better for the planet. Here are some ideas of how to make your holiday gatherings greener.
As the world strives to cut greenhouse gas emissions and limit climate change, it is crucial to track progress towards globally agreed climate goals.
Explore the economy data, which provide objective measures of business regulations for local firms in 190 economies. Doing Business 2020 - Sustaining the pace of reforms.
Find out why nitrogen management is key for climate change mitigation.
5 Climate-Driven Disasters in 2019 and how WFP Responded
Climate action has been speeding up in response to the climate crisis, with more and more governments, cities, and companies aligning their plans, policies and projections with the Paris Agreement—but much more effort is needed.