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A dangerously hot climate, simmering political tensions: ‘This is not the summer of our youth,’ UN chief warns

Global warming and rising political tensions are dangerous and avoidable, Secretary-General António Guterres told reporters on Thursday, previewing the UN’s upcoming Climate Action Summit, and spotlighting geopolitical hotspots.

2019-08-06T15:30:40-04:0003 Aug 2019|Featured, Goal 13: Climate Action, News|

The United Nations and Talent From the Angry Birds Movie 2 Join Forces on the ActNow Climate Campaign

The United Nations Department of Global Communications (DGC) is collaborating with Sony Pictures Entertainment and the UN Foundation in support of the UN ActNow climate campaign, a global call for citizen action on climate change.

2019-07-12T17:06:00-04:0010 Jul 2019|Featured, Goal 13: Climate Action, Press material|

‘Act now with ambition and urgency’ to tackle the world’s ‘grave climate emergency’, UN chief urges UAE meeting

The world is facing “a grave climate emergency”, Secretary-General António Guterres told a climate meeting in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, urging all participants to “seize this opportunity to take bold climate action”.

2019-07-01T14:28:28-04:0001 Jul 2019|Featured, Goal 13: Climate Action|

Tackling climate change, one bite at a time, UN enlists chefs to lead in campaign for sustainable food

Chefs from around the world will help support the United Nations's ActNow campaign by kicking off a food challenge on June 18, Sustainable Gastronomy Day. The Challenge aims to engage people in the global effort to tackle climate change through healthy and sustainable food choices. 

2019-06-18T10:19:09-04:0017 Jun 2019|Featured, Goal 13: Climate Action, News, Press material|

‘Bicycle Kingdom’ makes a comeback, as China seeks solutions to tackle air pollution crisis

Cars have replaced bicycles as the primary means of transport in many Chinese cities but, with air pollution a major problem for the country, the bike is making a comeback, thanks to digital technology, and some 21st Century thinking.

2019-06-04T09:45:36-04:0004 Jun 2019|Featured, Goal 13: Climate Action|

UN Report: Nature’s Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented’; Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating’

A landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) warns that nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history – and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely.

Youth advocates demand immediate action to address urgent challenges

Youth leaders, gathered at the two-day Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, voiced alarm that 11 years before the 2030 deadline, progress on the Sustainable Development Goals remains slow, including on climate change – the greatest challenge of the world of today and tomorrow.

2019-04-11T19:47:21-04:0010 Apr 2019|Featured, News, Press material, Youth|