climate action

Milestone Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action Launched

The global fashion sector on Monday (10 Dec) significantly increased momentum to address climate change by launching the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action. Under the auspices of UN Climate Change, leading fashion brands, retailers, supplier organizations, and others, including a major shipping company, have agreed to collectively address the climate impact of the fashion sector across its entire value chain.

2018-12-11T17:22:08-04:0011 Dec 2018|COP24, Goal 13: Climate Action, Press material|

Climate action ‘a necessity and an opportunity,’ says UN chief, urging world to rally behind Paris accord

Highlighting the seriousness of the impact of climate change on the planet and its inhabitants, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today called for sustained action to meet the global challenge and to ensure a peaceful and sustainable future for all.

2018-04-22T11:53:03-04:0031 May 2017|Goal 13: Climate Action, News|

UNIC Beirut and NGO organize Bike Tripoli 4 ride

For the third year in a row, the Lebanese NGO Social Way Association has organized a bicycle ride, Bike Tripoli 4, in cooperation with the UN Information Centre (UNIC) in Beirut, Bike Lebanon, Beirut by Bike, and the northern coastal cities of Tripoli and Al-Mina municipalities. The theme for the sporting event was “Empowering women in decision making positions.”

Faced with ‘clear science, real threats,’ countries must remain committed to Paris climate deal

“We are dealing with scientific facts, not politics. And the facts are clear. Climate change is a direct threat in itself, and a multiplier of many other threats,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres told a General Assembly High-Level action event.

2018-04-22T11:54:14-04:0023 Mar 2017|Goal 13: Climate Action, News, Secretary-General|

UN chief calls on civil society to keep governments accountable on climate commitments

Meeting with civil society groups today at the United Nations climate change conference (COP21), Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he counts on grassroots organizations to help keep governments accountable, so they implement what they have committed to in words.

2018-04-22T12:02:28-04:0010 Dec 2015|COP21, Goal 13: Climate Action, News|

At COP21 opening, Ban tells world leaders ‘political moment like this may not come again’

Speaking at the opening of the United Nations climate change conference (COP21) which seeks to reach a new universal agreement to protect people and planet, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said a political moment like this may not come again.

2018-04-22T12:03:02-04:0030 Nov 2015|COP21, Goal 13: Climate Action, News|

COP21 interview with Janos Pasztor, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Climate Change

To find out more about COP21 and the UN's expectations, the UN News Centre met with Janos Pasztor, the UN Assistant Secretary-General on Climate Change. Since January, Mr. Pasztor's work has focused on supporting efforts towards a new climate agreement and mobilizing global climate action on the ground.