05 Dec 2022 to 17 Dec 2022
09:00
Montreal, Canada

15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15)

The fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity reviews progress and deliberates a post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework - a new world agreement to safeguard nature expected to be adopted this year. Originally planned for Kunming, China in 2020, COP15 was postponed due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and later split into a two-part event. Part 1 was successfully held in Kunming in October 2021. Part 2 takes place in Montreal in 2022. Find out more.

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A bridge in forests
06 Nov 2022 to 18 Nov 2022
09:00 to 22:00
Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt / Hybrid

UN Climate Change Conference (COP27)

The annual UN Climate Change Conference advances the global climate talks, mobilizes action, and can provide a significant opportunity to look at the impacts of climate change as well as innovation and solutions in Africa. 

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13 Sep 2022 to 27 Sep 2022
09:00 to 17:00
New York, New York / Hybrid

77th Session of the UN General Assembly

The opening of the 77th session is followed by the high-level General Debate on Tuesday, 20 September 2022.

01 Sep 2022
09:00
Global

IPCC Sixth Assessment Report on Climate Change 2022

The final or synthesis report of IPCC’s sixth assessment cycle integrates contributions from the three Working Groups as well as from the Special Reports produced within the cycle - Global Warming of 1.5C; Climate Change and Land; and the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate

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29 Aug 2022 to 02 Sep 2022
09:00 to 22:00
Libreville, Gabon
Just transition

Africa Climate Week 2022

The regional climate week brings together African stakeholders from different sectors of society for solution-oriented dialogues and to foster meaningful partnerships for climate action, including on the resilience against climate risks and the transition to a low-emission economy.

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18 Jul 2022 to 22 Jul 2022
09:00 to 22:00
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Just transition

Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week 2022

The regional climate week brings together stakeholders from different sectors of society for solution-oriented dialogues and to foster meaningful partnerships for climate action, including on the resilience against climate risks and the transition to a low-emission economy.

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27 Jun 2022 to 01 Jul 2022
09:00 to 17:00
Lisbon, Portugal / Hybrid

UN Ocean Conference

Organized with support from the Governments of Portugal and Kenya, the Ocean Conference is a call for ocean action - urging global leaders and all relevant sectors to boost ambition, mobilize partnerships and increase investment in science-driven and innovative approaches to reverse the decline in ocean health.

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26 Jun 2022 to 30 Jun 2022
09:00 to 17:00
Katowice, Poland / Hybrid

World Urban Forum 11

Organized under the theme, Transforming our Cities for a Better Urban Future, the World Urban Forum is an opportunity to look at the future of cities based on existing trends, challenges and opportunities as well as how they can be better prepared to handle present and future shocks.

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06 Jun 2022 to 16 Jun 2022
09:00 to 22:00
Bonn, Germany
Adaptation

Bonn Climate Change Conference

Ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, the Bonn Conference will launch discussions on a range of topics including greenhouse gas emission reductions, adapting to climate impacts, and providing financial support for developing countries to cut emissions and adapt to climate change.

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05 Jun 2022
09:00 to 17:00
Worldwide
Nature and biodiversity

World Environment Day

Led by the UN Environment Programme and held annually since 1974, World Environment Day this year is devoted to #OnlyOneEarth, calling for collective and transformative action on a global scale to celebrate, protect and restore our planet.

 

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02 Jun 2022 to 03 Jun 2022
21:00
Stockholm, Sweden
Climate action initiatives

Stockholm+50

Fifty years after the 1972 UN Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm, which for the first time made the environment a pressing global issue, the UN General Assembly is convening “Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity” to tackle the triple planetary crisis of climate change, pollution and waste, nature and biodiversity loss. 

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23 May 2022 to 28 May 2022
09:00 to 17:00
Bali, Indonesia
Nature and biodiversity

Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction is the world’s foremost gathering on reducing disaster risk, including from climate change, and building the resilience of communities and nations. It is organized by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and offers a chance for governments, UN system and all stakeholders to recommit, with urgency, to accelerate progress on disaster risk reduction towards the achievement of sustainable development.

 

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Tropical Storm Isaac Hits Haiti
17 May 2022 to 19 May 2022
09:00 to 18:00
Kigali, Rwanda
Clean energy

Sustainable Energy for All Forum

The global gathering will bring people together to take stock of progress, showcase success and identify solutions to achieve faster, broader gains towards sustainable energy for all. It serves as a platform to broker new partnerships, spur investment, address challenges and drive action towards realizing SDG-7 and a global clean energy transition.

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09 May 2022 to 20 May 2022
09:00 to 17:00
Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

UN Conference on Desertification

Under the theme ‘Land. Life. Legacy: From scarcity to prosperity', the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification aims to ensure that land continues to benefit present and future generations. It will bring together leaders from around the world to drive progress on the sustainable management of land, one of our most precious commodities. ​

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Little plant growing in dry soil
09 May 2022 to 13 May 2022
09:00 to 17:00
Hybrid
Nature and biodiversity

17th Session of the UN Forum on Forest

Forest ecosystems are critical for the health of our planet and the sustainable future of people everywhere. Billions of people depend on forests for subsistence, livelihood, employment, and income generation. The Forum on Forests presents a critical opportunity to highlight contributions of forests and their untapped potential in accelerating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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02 May 2022 to 06 May 2022
09:00 to 17:00
Seoul, Republic of Korea / Hybrid

XV World Forestry Congress 2022

Taking place under the theme, Building a Green, Healthy and Resilient Future with Forests, the World Forestry Congress focuses on six sub-themes, including reversing forest loss, sustainable use of nature-based solutions and forest resources, and forest monitoring and data collection. 

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25 Apr 2022 to 08 May 2022
09:00 to 21:00
Kunming, China
Nature and biodiversity

UN Biodiversity Conference, Part Two

This second part of COP15 addresses remaining agenda items, including the finalization of a post-2020 global biodiversity framework. Read more.

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07 Apr 2022
09:00
Virtual
Just transition

World Health Day

The World Health Organization estimates that more than 13 million deaths around the world are due to avoidable environmental causes. World Health Day 2022 will focus global attention on urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy and foster a movement to create societies focused on well-being.  

 

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06 Apr 2022
09:30
Virtual
Adaptation

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

How can sport help to incentivize action on climate change? What climate action can the sector take to contribute to a low-carbon economy? On the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, the United Nations will host a virtual event with experts and athletes to discuss the relationship between sport and climate.

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04 Apr 2022
10:00
Virtual

IPCC Report on Mitigation of Climate Change

This report, produced by IPCC’s Working Group III under its sixth assessment cycle, focuses on global and national efforts to mitigate the devastating and varying impacts of climate change, looking at innovation and solutions in energy and urban systems, and in sectors such as agriculture, forestry and land use, buildings, transport and industry.

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