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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|

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|

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|

Business leaders urged to set more ambitious climate targets in effort to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C

A broad coalition of business, civil society and UN leaders today issued a call to action for private companies to make their critical and necessary contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to limit the worst impacts of climate change.

2019-06-13T11:13:10-04:0013 Jun 2019|Goal 13: Climate Action, Press material|

Experts Urge More Partnerships, Engagement for Ocean Action

The Communities of Ocean Action (COAs) held a two-day meeting in Incheon, Korea, 5-9 June, aimed to identify gaps, good practices and lessons learned in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG 14) to sustainably use and manage the ocean. organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs in Incheon, Republic of Korea, under the theme “From Commitments to Action: Implementing SDG 14,”

2019-06-10T13:27:09-04:0010 Jun 2019|Goal 13: Climate Action, News, Press material|

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.