Building on the climate action momentum, the Secretary-General will launch his Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change on 27 July to amplify youth voices and to engage young people in an open and transparent dialogue as the UN gears up to raise ambition and accelerate action to address the climate crisis.
UN Chief Calls on Small Islands to Continue Pushing for Climate Action “Now is not the time for retreat”
UN Secretary-General António Guterres today addressed a forum of leaders from Small Island Developing State saying that even as the world remains focused on confronting the COVID-19 pandemic – the biggest test the world has faced since the Second World War, we must not lose focus on climate change.
Chef Grace Ramirez talks about sustainability and green hacks in support of the UN's ActNow climate campaign.
The Department of Global Communications is partnering with Sony Pictures Entertainment and the UN Foundation for a second time on an initiative to promote the Sustainable Development Goal 13 – take urgent action against climate change and its impacts.
A mobile payment app in China planted enough trees to cover an area equivalent to 130,000 soccer pitches. This video shows how they did that.
In only 5 years annual fine particle levels in Beijing's air fell by 35%. What were the key steps for this success?
To signal the United Nations’ continued support for climate action, the Organization will participate in Earth Hour, a global lights-off event coordinated by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and other volunteer organizations, on Saturday, 30 March from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time.
It takes around 7,500 litres of water to make a single pair of jeans, equivalent to the amount of water the average person drinks over a period of seven years. That’s just one of the many startling facts to emerge from recent environmental research, which show that the cost of staying fashionable is a lot more than just the price tag.
Air Pollution hurts the planet with increasingly deadly effects on life, the United Nations Environment warns, calling on countries to take measures to usher in a greener, cleaner and more sustainable future.
Learning to understand our forests and providing children with a foundation to better understand their importance is a critical step to safeguarding natural resources for future generations.
An IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty.
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The UN is launching a new seat – The People's Seat – that will give everyone a seat at the table at COP24, the UN Climate Change Conference happening this December.
Levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached another new record high, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). There is no sign of a reversal in this trend, which is driving long-term climate change, sea level rise, ocean acidification and more extreme weather.
In Madagascar, social and environmental changes have driven many to migrate. In response, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), through the IOM Development Fund, is providing support to the Government of Madagascar to raise awareness on the interdependence of migration and environmental changes. (Video courtesy of IOM)
Air pollution is an invisible killer that lurks all around us, preying on the young and old. Learn how it slips unnoticed past our body's defenses causing deaths from heart attack, strokes, lung disease and cancer.
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