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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.

Climate Weeks Announced for Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia-Pacific

Dates and locations for two major events on the 2019 international climate change calendar have been confirmed today: Latin America & Caribbean Climate Week will take place from 19 to 23 August in Salvador, Brazil; while Asia-Pacific Climate Week will be held from 2 to 6 September in Bangkok, Thailand.

2019-04-23T17:18:25-04:0023 Apr 2019|Press material|

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|