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Climate Change and Migration in Vulnerable Countries

What is new in the relationship between migration and the environment is that the world is grappling with the devastating impacts of climate change. With greater awareness came increased political recognition and there is now a widespread consensus on the need to address the adverse impacts of climate change on the migration of people now and in the future.

2019-09-03T18:34:44-04:0003 Sep 2019|Goal of the Month|

For the Least Developed Countries, Revitalising Multilateralism is Life or Death – Op-Ed

ew would deny that the international system governing the environment and economy is under pressure. Globalisation itself is wobbling, to the chagrin of governments in rich and emerging economies. What's less talked about is the effect on the world's 47 least developed countries (LDCs), home to a billion people, a quarter of whom live in extreme poverty.

2019-09-08T10:44:46-04:0029 Aug 2019|Press material|

Sustainable Development Goals Fleet Greets Greta Thunberg in NYC Harbor

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, sailed into New York Harbor today, flanked by a fleet of 17 sailboats representing each of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on their sails. Thunberg is arriving to participate in the Youth Climate Summit and the Climate Action Summit at the United Nations Headquarters on 23 September.

2019-08-29T08:30:39-04:0028 Aug 2019|Goal 13: Climate Action, News, Press material|

Responding to demand, UN opens additional places at Climate Action Summit for civil society; issues call for applications

The United Nations has opened additional places for civil society groups to participate in the 2019 Climate Action Summit, in recognition of the crucial role of civil society in driving forward urgent climate action.

2019-08-27T17:21:30-04:0027 Aug 2019|Goal 13: Climate Action, Press material|

On the Frontlines of Climate Change

Indigenous communities are key sources of knowledge and understanding on climate change impacts, responses and adaptation. Their traditional knowledge allows them to forecast weather patterns, improve agricultural practices and sustainably manage natural resources. But many of them have been fighting complicated climate battles – putting their lives and access to ancestral lands at risk.

2019-07-25T17:14:37-04:0024 Jul 2019|Goal of the Month|

United Nations announces 2019 Climate Action Summit ‘Clean Air Initiative’, calls on governments at all levels to join

Ahead of the upcoming 2019 Climate Action Summit, the United Nations, the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and Climate and Clean Air Coalition announced today the “Clean Air Initiative”, calling on governments at all levels to join the Initiative.

2019-07-25T12:26:08-04:0023 Jul 2019|Goal 13: Climate Action, News, Press material|